2023 Annual SRNT-E Conference

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Conference Location

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The 2023 Annual SRNT-E Conference will be an “in-person” event. Our conference venue is the beautiful Bush House – once home of the British Broadcasting Corporation it has since been refurbished by King’s College London and is right in the heart of the city, and very close to the river. 

The conference is in the Central Block, labelled Building A – see enlarged section of the Strand Campus map. It is a large building and we recommend using the Arcade Entrance on the South side of the building on Strand, right next to St Mary’s le Strand church (what3words.com location: robot.audit.rots).

Once inside, the Auditorium is on the lower ground floor, Lecture Theatre 1 is on the first floor, Lecture Theatre 2 is on the fourth floor. Posters will be displayed outside Lecture Theatre 1 and in the Arcade space on the ground floor where lunch and coffee will also be served. Coats and bags can be left in one of the smaller rooms near Lecture Theatre 1.

The conference venue is newly refurbished and good in terms of accessibility. Information on accessibility is available here.

Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG

Conference Welcome Reception Location

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The conference reception will be held on Monday, September 11 from 18.00-21.00hrs on the roof terrace of Bush House.

Conference Dinner Location

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The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday, September 12, from 18.30hrs (dinner at 19.00hrs), in the historic Great Hall of Goodenough College in Mecklenburgh Square in central London.

Goodenough College has additional buildings nearby, so head for London House which is bordered by Guilford Street, Mecklenburgh Square, Mecklenburgh Place and Doughty Street. The dinner venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

We are very pleased to be able to hold the conference dinner at Goodenough College, a beautiful Grade II listed venue overlooking a leafy square. Goodenough is a charitable organisation, originally set up to provide accommodation for international postgraduate students studying in London universities, which it still does to this day. We are therefore supporting a not-for-profit organisation which provides a unique and much valued experience for postgraduates from all over the world, as well as scholarships. Accommodation is also available for visitors within the college and the associated hotel; there is also a study centre in the Scottish borders for academic retreats and holidays.    

Goodenough College is a 20-25 minute walk from the conference venue which will take you past The Old Curiosity Shop, Lincoln’s In Fields and Sir John Soane’s Museum. Full details on these are provided in the walks we have created in GPSMyCity.com: Bush House to Goodenough College 1.7km.

Alternatively, bus number 243 (towards Wood Green) from Aldwych/Drury Lane will take you to Gray’s Inn Road from where it is a 6 minute walk.


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 How to get to the conference venue

We have included some suggestions about taking the train to the conference and we hope you will be able to make use of the very wide range of public transport options to make your way through the city and to get to Bush House. Please get in touch if you’d like any advice on your journey and reducing your carbon footprint!

By underground/tube, nearest stations (lines serving them), distance:

  • Temple (District and Circle lines), 2 minute walk
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines), 10 minute walk
  • Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines), 10 minute walk
  • Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines), 12 minute walk
  • Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines), 12 minute walk
  • Chancery Lane (Central line), use exit 4 - 15 minute walk

By train, nearest stations:

  • Charing Cross, 9 minute walk
  • Waterloo, 12 minute walk
  • Waterloo East, 10 minute walk
  • Blackfriars, 12 minute walk.

By bus, buses stopping on Aldwych (additional ones stop nearby on other roads): 1, 9, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 168, 172, 188, 243, 341

By boat - commuter river service: From the west, Putney – Blackfriars and get off at either Embankment Pier or Blackfriars Pier.

Transport accessibility

Transport for London provides information on accessibility on their website. For those unable to use stairs or using wheelchairs, all bus routes are served by low-floor vehicles, with a dedicated space for one wheelchair user and an access ramp. Buses can also be lowered to reduce the step-up from the pavement. The nearest tube and train stations however are mostly old stations and step-free access is poor.

Travel to SRNT-E in style 

There are many options for travelling to London, here are a few suggestions and tips from the local organising committee.

For anyone travelling within the UK and from most of Europe, travelling by train is (almost always!) practical, pleasant and by far the most sustainable option. The man in seat 61 is a brilliant resource, full of detailed information (such as the quickest route to walk through Brussels Midi station, how to purchase tickets from multiple European train operators) and photos of train interiors – you can work out how much leg room or Wi-Fi to expect, where to sit for the most laptop friendly table and what the dinner options look like. 

Does your organisation have a climate change policy, manifesto, statement of intent? It might be worth looking into their guidance on claiming travel expenses which may be pricier but more climate friendly. You could always consider travelling just one way by train – 50% better than the alternative! The Eurostar terminal is located in King’s Cross, close to central London, which is easily reached from the conference location at the Strand with multiple bus, bike and tube options, and for anyone wanting to increase their step count, it’s an easy-to-navigate walk of around 40 minutes. Our conference venue is the beautiful Bush House – once home of the British Broadcasting Corporation it has since been refurbished by King’s College London and is right in the heart of the city, and very close to the river. 

Travel in London 

  • www.tfl.gov.uk covers all transport in and around London in detail - please check whether you can use your contactless card to pay for public transport, or whether you need to purchase an Oystercard (details of the Oystercard are on the TFL website) 
  • The Citymapper app is helpful for precise costs and live arrivals 
  • Toptiplondon shows distances and routes for getting around the city on foot 


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You can now book accommodation on the conference registration system. You can book it at the same time as registering for the conference or add it to your existing registration. Currently there is a deal with the Travelodge Covent Garden, just a short walk from the conference centre.