Accommodation, Food and Travel

43rd Annual Conference and Art Book Fair
Loughborough University
6th – 8th April 2017

Conference Venue and Location

The conference will be taking place at Loughborough University.

Registration, the Book Fair, refreshments and most sessions will take place in the West Park Teaching Hub. Other sessions will take place in neighbouring building, Burleigh Park. Conference venue map


Conference delegates must book and pay for their own accommodation.

There are a number of accommodation options on campus at Loughborough University. If you need to book accommodation please use the telephone or email below:

Deadline to book by Wednesday 8 February 2017
after this date accommodation cannot be guaranteed but the prices will remain the same.

Credit card details are required to make a booking and confirmation shall be sent to your e-mail address. Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.

Here are some other useful accommodation links:

The AAH and Loughborough University are not responsible for delegates' accommodation for the duration of the conference.


Tea and coffee will be available in the morning and afternoon breaks during Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Lunch (optional but you need to pre-book)

'grab&go' lunch bags will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to delegates who have pre-booked. Lunch bags will contain sandwiches, fruit, cake, crisps and a bottle of water and cost £7.00. Dietary requirements will be accommodated. Delegates that have pre-booked lunches will be given lunch tokens at registration. Delegates won't automatically receive lunch unless they are pre-booked.

£7.00 per day (optional)
pre-booking for lunch has now closed

If you would rather not pre-book lunch then there will be other, but limited, lunch options available on campus, 

West Park Teaching Hub cafe will be open providing sandwiches, snacks, cold drinks, tea and coffee from 8am to 5pm.
Burleigh Court Hotel lounge bar is open 12noon to 10pm, menu 
Burleigh Court Hotel restaurant menu is open 12.30pm - 2pm and 7pm - 10pm (reservation 01509 633030) 

Conference Dinner
(optional but you need to pre-book) 

Delegates will be able to pre-book to attend a conference dinner on Thursday 6 April. This will take place after the keynote lecture in Burleigh Court hotel. A three course dinner with a glass of wine will cost £26.50 per person. 

Conference Dinner menu

Tomato, basil and feta bruschetta with black olive tapenade (v)

Braised blade of beef, bourgignon sauce, horseradish and parsley mash
Baked field mushrooms filled with vegetarian chilli and topped with Lincolnshire Poacher (v)

Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, vinilla ice cream

Includes a glass of wine and coffee

Dinner ticket: £26.50
pre-booking for dinner has now closed

local places to eat off campus


Loughborough is at the heart of England in the northern most part of the county of Leicestershire and being centrally placed it is well served by road, rail and air.

Main line road and rail networks link Loughborough directly with the rest of the country and the town itself is served by excellent bus services.

Loughborough University is less than two miles away from junction 23 of the M1 motorway.

London is one-and-a-half hours away by train, Birmingham one hour and Manchester and Leeds around two hours.

There are regular scheduled flights from UK, European and international destinations to East Midlands Airport, only 7 miles away.

Getting to the Campus

You can get a taxi from Loughborough train station to the university campus. The fare is around £10.00.

The 'Sprint' bus runs from Loughborough train station through the town centre and into the University. Delegates to alight at Holywell Park (this is the nearest stop on campus to West Park Teaching Hub). See map and timetables attached.

Buses run every 15 minutes (Mon-Thurs) and every 20 minutes (Sat).

I've checked the fare and its £2 single from the station to the campus.

Parking on Campus

If you are staying at Burleigh Court Hotel you can leave it in the car park at Burleigh. If not you will be directed to the Holywell car park. Security will give you a pass.