Senate House

The conference was held at Senate House, School of Advanced Study in central London. Built in 1936 and recently refurbished Senate House provides outstanding event facilities in the heart of Bloomsbury close to historical attractions such as the British Museum and British Library, as well as theatres, restaurants, shops and hotels.

To find out more about the history of Senate House go to the University of London website.



We were based on the ground floor of Senate House throughout the conference:


Highlighted Senate House Plans


City of London

London is a vibrant city with a wide variety of hotels, entertainment, restaurants and attractions. You can find further information about visiting London on the Visit London website.

Getting here

London can be reached by train, coach or air. You may find some of these websites useful in planning your travel in and around London.


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Bloomsbury has one of London’s greatest concentrations of hotel options at affordable rates per night. Below are a number of local options for individual booking. Where prices are given these are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing, but you should check with the relevant hotel or B&B for up-to-date rates and reservation information.

Grange Hotels; Corporate Rates:

Visitors to the School may take advantage of specially negotiated rates at a number of local 3-5 star hotels in the Grange Hotels group as follows (prices per night). NB: the prices and corporate code on the left apply up to 29 Feb 2017.

Use the reference “School of Advanced Study” or the corporate code listed below:

Grange Holborn – from £167

Grange Fitzrovia – from £135

Grange White Hall – from £135

Grange Langham Court – from £130

The Beauchamp – from £140

The Bloomsbury Townhouse – £130

The Buckingham – from £135

The Portland – from £135

The Clarendon – from £135

The Lancaster – from £85

Corporate code:


Local Hotels

The Imperial Group
(Please specify the name of the hotel when contacting the group by phone or email.)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 7871 / 7872 / 7873.

The Imperial Hotel – from £97
Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 3655

President Hotel – from £88
56-60 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 8844

Bedford Hotel – from £95
Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 7822

Royal National Hotel – from £88
Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 2488

Tavistock Hotel – from £83
Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU
Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 8383

County Hotel – from £53
Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0JW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 5544


Other local hotels

The Penn Club – from £63/night for members; from £70 for non-members
21-23 Bedford Place, London. WC1B 5JJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 4718

Euro Hotel – from £75/night for a single standard room
53 Cartwright Gardens, Russell Square, London WC1H 9EL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 4321

The George Hotel – from £59/night
58-60 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL
Tel: 020 7387 8777

Crescent Hotel – from £64/night
49-50 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL
Tel: 0207 387 1515

Celtic Hotel (formerly St Margaret’s Hotel) – from £63/night
62 Guildford Street, Russell Square, WC1N 1DD
Tel: +44 (0) 2078376737

Travelodge London Euston Hotel – from £75/night
1-11 Grafton Place, London NW1 1DJ
Tel: 0871 984 6332

Hotel Russell – from £122/night
1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
Tel: +44 (0) 844 854 2910

The Montague on the Gardens – from £139/night
15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ
Tel: 020 7958 7731

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury – from £179/night
Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT
Tel: 0870 400 9222


Hotel booking websites

You might also like to try the following websites:




To find out if you need a visa and for details of how to apply to visit the UK we recommend that you check the UK Border Agency website or contact your local embassy. Delegates are responsible for their own visa applications and all associated costs.

Please note – we are only able to provide letters of invitation after delegates have registered for the conference. To request a letter of invitation please contact us at with the following details:

Passport Number
Name and address of your university/institution
The dates of your stay