The University of Leicester is a world class institution with a long and distinguished record of discovery in space science.

The conference will be held at the University's Stamford Court Conference Centre. The address for the centre is: Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH.



Arriva is the major public bus operator in Leicester. Information on timetables and services can be found at their website. A Leicester network map can be found here. A typical day-ticket around Leicester costs £4.20.

Services to the University include the:

  • 31 bus service operated by Arriva, which can be taken from the town centre and train station. Then there is a short walk from the bus stop to the conference centre.
  • 48 bus (to South Wigston), operated by Arriva, leaves St Margaret's bus station every 15 minutes and takes about ten minutes and travels via the University. (NB. The return journey is the no.47.)


The nearest train station to the University is Leicester Train Station, which is well connected to London and other major cities such as Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield.

As you leave the station to the right, you can take a short bus ride to the University (see above), else it is a 10-15 minute walk.


The easiest way to get directions is to enter “LE2 2LH” as your destination postcode into Google Maps or your GPS unit. This will bring you to University Road.

Leicester is well connected to the M1 motorway to the west of the city and connects to Northampton, Luton and London to the south, and Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield to the north. Birmingham is to the west via the M6 and M69. Leicester is also within easy reach to Cambridge, Peterborough and Grantham to the east.

Free parking is available for those travelling by car 5 minutes from the campus, at the Welford Road Car Park.


Leicester is well connected with coaches between major cities in the UK. These enter and leave from St Margaret’s Coach station. You can connect to London from as little as £6 with special offers with National Express. You can also connect with the X7 between Leicester and Northampton.

Air Travel

The closest airport is East Midlands airport. The Skylink Bus Service to/from the airport runs 24-hours a day, running every 30 minutes during the day and every hour throughout the night, seven days a week. No need to prebook.

Birmingham International airport is much bigger and is only one hour on the train to Leicester. Check National Rail for train times.


A2B –+44 116 340 5060

Victoria Cabs – +44 116 270 6655

Swift Fox Cabs – +44 116 262 8222


Campbell’s Guest House, from £31 per night

Hotel Ibis, from £45 per night

Premier Inn Leicester City Centre, from £46 per night

College Court, from £51 per night

The Belmont Hotel, from £62 per night

Mercure Leicester, from £60 per night

Ramada Encore, from £72 per night

On-site accomodation is available with College Court. The reservations team can be contacted on 0116 244 9669 or email [email protected] [email protected] quoting reference number 63446 in order to receive the following rates:

Sunday 15th

Standard Bedroom - £63.00

Executive Bedroom - £78.00

Monday 16th

Standard Bedroom - £81.00

Executive Bedroom - £96.00

Tuesday 17th

Standard Bedroom - £94.50

Executive Bedroom - £109.50

Wednesday 18th

Standard Bedroom - £94.50

Executive Bedroom - £109.50

Based on single occupancy, for double occupancy an additional charge of £15.00 per night will apply. The above prices are inclusive of  full English breakfast, complimentary car parking and Wi-Fi access.