CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2003
Lancaster University (UK), 28 - 31 March 2003
The conference will take place on the
Lancaster University campus.
Accommodation is included in our conference registration (residential options), but you may wish to
book a hotel or guest house (bed & breakfast) directly.
others options listed at the Virtual Lancaster website.
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 railway website.
This service is run by
First North Western
and Virgin Trains. Timetables are also available from
their websites (download pdf).
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 £80 (return, pre-booked journey, paying by
credit card) and take
at least an hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxis can be booked
directly with the following company:
The same pre-booked taxi fare from Executive Cars applies to journeys
from Liverpool Airport.
Public transport is more awkward from Liverpool, involving a bus from the airport
to Liverpool and then a train journey.
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
Centre after 2pm. The conference centre is situated between Bowland and
Lonsdale colleges (conference centre numbered 10A between 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. If you are arriving after 11pm, a sign will be left outside
the conference centre to indicate that the conference centre is closed, and
room keys can be collected from security in the reception building (number 43 on the
The standard room delegates are allocated to rooms in
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.
Location for conference sessions
Main conference sessions will take place in the George Fox building
(number 20 on the campus map).
George Fox rooms 2 - 6 will be used for the workshops on March 27th, and
George Fox rooms 1 - 6 will be used for the main conference sessions.
All these rooms have induction loop facilities.
George Fox rooms 1 - 6 are all equipped with fixed PCs with projectors.
The PCs run Windows 2000
and Office 2000, Acrobat Reader 5, have internet access, floppy disk drives, and CD drives.
Overhead projectors are also available.
If you wish to make handouts yourself, we suggest at most 100 copies.
Presentations at the main conference should be 20 minutes, with another 10 minutes
Conference participants will have access to the internet via
publicly-available computers in the university library. Please
see the library's website for their opening times. We can allocate usernames to you
at the conference desk in the George Fox foyer.