Symposium Venue

The “Weather Radar and Hydrology” International Symposium will be held at the Peter Chalk Centre (number 17 and grid 6F on the linked map) on the campus of the University of Exeter, close to Exeter city centre in Devon, south-west England.

Notes for Presenters

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Arrival

The Symposium will extend over four days, from the morning of Monday 18 April to lunchtime on Thursday 21 April 2011. Delegates are advised to arrive on Sunday 17 April 2011.

Events

Monday 18 April Evening   Ice-breaker at Met Office including tour of development radar
Tuesday 19 April Afternoon   Excursion to Lynmouth, on the north Devon coast, site of the 1952 fluvial flood disaster

Visit the Exmoor National Park page about this

Wednesday 20 April Evening   Symposium Gala Dinner

 

How to get to the Conference Centre (Peter Chalk Centre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter)

The ‘Weather Radar and Hydrology’ International Symposium will be held at the Peter Chalk Centre (number 17 and grid 6F on the linked map) on the Streatham campus of the University of Exeter, close to Exeter city centre in Devon, south-west England.  The accommodation is located in the Holland Hall (building 62 and grid 5D on the linked map) on the same campus.
A map of the area is located in this link.
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1. From Exeter Airport:

Exeter airport has connections with many European cities. See www.airportdirecttravel.co.uk/exeter/map

From Exeter airport to the conference centre:

by taxi: the trip to the conference venue takes around 25min.

by bus: take the bus 56 or 379 from Exeter airport to Exeter St David’s train station. See the bus timetable at: www.exeter-airport.co.uk/bus-services  ; Then take the H bus route to the Streatham Campus (download H Bus Timetable PDF).  Please note that Exeter St David’s train station is within walking distance of the Peter Chalk Centre.

2.  From Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted Airports:

a) If you arrive to Heathrow airport: you can take a bus to Reading train station or you can take the Heathrow Express train which takes 15 mins to London Paddington train station.  

b)     If you arrive to Gatwick airport: take the Gatwick Express (rail link between the airport and central London) to Victoria train station; from Victoria take the underground to London Paddington train station.

c)   If you arrive to Stansted airport: take the Stansted Express which runs every 15 minutes and reaches London Liverpool Street train station in 45 minutes; from Liverpool street take the underground to London Paddington train station.

From Reading/London Paddington take a train to Exeter St David’s train station. It is highly recommended that you book your return train tickets from London Paddington/Reading to Exeter in advance so that you can get the cheapest fares (from £69 return). You can collect the tickets at the self-service ticket machines at London Paddington/Reading (you will need to bring the credit card used to make the booking and the reference number given to you when the booking was made). To book your train tickets in advance go to: www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk  Please note that there are no self-service ticket machines at the airports and buying the tickets on the day can be very expensive.  The trip from London Paddington to Exeter takes around 2.5 hours and there are trains every hour or so.

 3. From Bristol Airport:

See connections at www.bristolairport.co.uk/flight-information/destinations-map.aspx

From Bristol airport to the conference centre:

by train:  there are no direct trains to Exeter from Bristol airport. Take the Airport Express coach, (the price is £10 return) to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station. Then take a train to Exeter St David (see timetable at www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk , the price is ~£28 return).

by car: Take the A-370 and then M5 South to Exeter.

 4. Eurostar:

by train: you will arrive to London St Pancras International. Take the London underground to London Paddington and see point 2 above.