Lancaster University (UK), 30 March - 2 April 2001

Conference location

Map of Britain showing Lancaster The conference will take place on the Lancaster University campus. Maps and travel details are available from the University's web site. In particular, train times between Lancaster and Manchester Airport can be found on the railtrack website. This service is run by First North Western and Virgin Trains. Timetables are also available from their websites (Monday-Saturday and Sundays). Train tickets are around £20 (return) depending on your time of travel. Once at Lancaster railway station we recommend you take a taxi (available from just outside the station) to the conference centre at the University, this taxi journey should take at most 10 minutes and cost about £5 depending on the time of day.

If you prefer, you can pre-book an airport taxi direct from Manchester Airport to the University. This will cost around £65 (return) and take at least an hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxis can be booked directly with one of the following companies:

Details are also available on-line about campus services and amenities. Away from the conference, there is plenty to see and do in the city of Lancaster and the surrounding area.

Arrival and departure

If you have booked overnight accommodation you should register at the Conference Reception desk in the Conference Centre after 2pm. The conference centre is situated between Bowland and Lonsdale colleges (numbers 4 and 33 on the campus map, main entrance approached from Lonsdale Avenue). This desk is open from 0800 to 2300. You will then be given your room key and directed to your college building: the porter there will direct you to your bedroom. The standard room delegates are allocated to Torver block which is one of the blocks in Furness College, access is gained from the door overlooking the raised lawn. En-suite delegates are allocated to the John Creed blocks in Cartmel College. Please remember to return your key to reception before leaving. Rooms must be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure. Parking for conference delegates is permitted on the outer perimiter road. A visitor's parking permit may be obtained from the conference centre reception desk or the conference registration desk.

Location for conference sessions

Conference registration will take place between 0900 and 1100 on Friday 30th March in the Conference Centre room MR2. Locations for the main conference sessions are listed on the programme page. The main conference will take place in the Faraday complex (number 16 on the campus map) and the conference centre itself. All breakfasts and dinners on the last two nights will be served in Cartmel restaurant (number 6 on the campus map). The XML and SARA workshops and the software demonstrations will take place on B Floor in the Linguistics Department (in Bowland College, number 4 on the campus map). The "Corpus-Based & Processing Approaches to Figurative Language" workshop will take place in North Spine Seminar Room 1 and the "Corpus Linguistics, Ancient Languages, and Older Language Periods" workshop will take place in North Spine Seminar Room 2. These rooms are just opposite the conference centre on the North Spine next to the Faraday complex. Conference signs will guide you to these locations from the conference centre and Faraday complex.

Presentation facilities

For the main conference sessions in Faraday, there will be OHP facilities as well as PCs running Microsoft Windows NT4 and Office Pro version 7 (Office 97) including Powerpoint. Loudspeakers will be available in Faraday LT, Frankland LT and Cavendish Colloquium room.

A view of the campus Campus accommodation