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MLSS INFORMATION BOOKLET
This booklet provides information on Cambridge, maps of the venues, summer school schedules, a list of pubs and restarants etc. We suggest that you bring a printed copy.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
You should plan to arrive in Cambridge on Saturday 29 Aug. Lectures start Sunday 30 Aug morning. The summer school will end around lunchtime on Thursday 10 Sep (the final lecture is scheduled to end at 12:30).

ACCOMMODATION
The registration fee covers accomodation at Churchill College. This includes single rooms, breakfasts (Sun 30 Aug - Thu 10 Sep) and lunches (Sun 30 Aug - Thu 10 Sep, except Sun Sep 6). All rooms have wired internet access, but you will have to provide your own ethernet cable.
We assume that most participants will leave on Thursday 10 Sep. If you would like to leave on Friday instead, you will have to book additional accommodation yourself. If you wish to prolong your stay at the College at your own expense, please contact Mrs Carol Robinson at Churchill as soon you can.

GETTING TO CAMBRIDGE
There are various options for getting to Cambridge from the London airports. If you're traveling from Europe we suggest you fly into Stansted airport if possible, since it's the closest airport.

BY TRAIN
London King's Cross Station (on the Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly Lines) has a direct route to Cambridge, as does London Liverpool Street. You can buy tickets at both of these stations with either cash or credit/debit card. Trains are often labelled by their final destination, which can be confusing, so make sure you're on the right one - don't be afraid to ask. Once you arrive at the train station in Cambridge, you can take a bus (e.g. 'Citi 1 Arbury' - £1.40) to the city centre, or take a taxi (for around £7) if you have a lot of luggage.
From Heathrow; take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to King's Cross Station in central London, then take the train from King's Cross to Cambridge. Try to get an express train which leaves weekdays at quarter past and quarter to the hour Price is about £20 total (2.5 hours).
From London Stansted: take the train to Cambridge. Price is about £8 (45 mins).
From London Gatwick: take the Thames-link train to King's Cross Station, then the train from King's Cross to Cambridge. Price is about £25 (2 hours). You can also take the Gatwick Express and then the underground (Victoria line) to King's Cross station, then the train from King's Cross to Cambridge. This option is a bit more expensive.
From London City Airport: take the DLR and underground to King's Cross station, then the train from King's Cross to Cambridge. Price is about £25 (2 hours).
From London Luton: sorry, no train, only coach - see below.

BY COACH (BUS)
National Express goes to Cambridge from all airports except London city. Coach is normally the easiest, although not the quickest way, to get from the airport to Cambridge because you only have to carry your luggage to the bus depot outside the terminal and then relax during the ride. The bus station is located in central Cambridge. Taxis are available if you have lots of luggage.
From Heathrow; £32 return ticket (3 hours).
From Gatwick; £35 return ticket (4.5 hours).
From Luton; £16 return ticket (1.5 hours).
From Stansted; £12 return ticket (less than an hour). Quicker to take the train from Stansted as it's a direct route.


Getting to Churchill College
Churchill College is on Storey's Way, just off Madingley road. You can get there, either by walking, by bus or taxi.

Walking
Walking will take you about 35-45mins from the bus stop at Parker's Piece, but you might enjoy walking through the centre of town and see what Cambridge looks like.

Taxi
If you have any large/heavy luggage items, taking a taxi might be the easiest way to get to Churchill college.
If you’re arriving by coach, you will almost certainly be dropped off at Parker’s Piece. There is a taxi stand right next to the bus stop.
You can easily get a taxi from the train station, if you are arriving there.
You can call Panther taxi's if you don't find one one: 01223 715 715

Bus
You can get the Citi 4 bus from the main bus station on Emmanuel street. The Citi 4 bus stops near to Churchill College on the Madingley Road. It will be a short walk from the bus stop.

Map to Churchill College


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Local Information

You can call Panther taxis to get around Cambridge.
The Cambridge bus schedule can be found here.
Most people use a bike to get around in Cambridge. Station Cycles rents bikes on a weekly basis.
Churchill college, where you will be staying has a site with more useful information here.
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