University of Southampton

(BiSh) Southampton-Bielefeld Geometric Group Theory Meeting

University of Southampton, UK

Wednesday, September 18 -- Friday, September 20, 2019

Practical information

All of the talks will be taking place in room 4A of Mathematics Building 54 in Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton. The map of Highfield Campus can be found here and travel directions are here.
For participants coming from overseas, the two closest large airports are London Heathrow and Gatwick; Southampton has a smaller airport which operates some flights within UK and Europe.

Please be advised that there may be a shortage of hotel rooms in the period of the meeting due to the Southampton Boat Show, which is a major tourist attraction. Therefore we recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible.

The nearest hotel to Highfield campus is Highfield House Hotel, situated within a 15-munute walk from the Mathematics building; book by phone or email and mention the University of Southampton to get the best rates. Another option is Elizabeth House Hotel is located within 20-25 minute walk from the Mathematics building.
A comprehensive list of other hotels and guest houses can be found following this link; mentioning the University of Southampton could give you a discount in some of them. Of course general search websites such as and Trivago could also prove useful.

The map below shows the location of the Highfield house Hotel (green marker), Elizabeth House Hotel (red marker) and the Mathematics building (yellow marker). 

Common room and the dinner
Coffee breaks will be served in the Mathematics Student Centre (building 56), which you can also use as a common space for the meeting. The conference dinner will take place on Thursday, September 19, at 19:00 in Ceno restaurant , located next to the Highfield House Hotel (green marker). You will be able to choose a starter, a main and a dessert from the menu here. Note that this menu does not include any drinks but you may pay for them separately.

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