IC14MCG58ATemporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic

Interdisciplinary Conference – 22-24 August 2016 – University of Surrey

CFP, Programme, and Registration Info

The Call for Papers had now closed, and everyone who submitted has been contacted. Registration will open once all speakers have confirmed their attendance and the programme has been announced. This should be around the 31st May.


The conference will feature keynote presentations from Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Professor Justin D Edwards and Dr Tracy Fahey.

Disabled Access

The venue has disabled access and facilities, including step free access and a hearing loop. The campus map (PDF Format, suitable for printing, Adobe Reader required) shows access points, lifts, ramps and disabled parking spaces. Follow this link for the locations of accessible toilets.

Open the ‘Route planner for Wheelchair Users’ (PDF Format, Adobe Reader required) to find:

  • routes on level ground,
  • hills to be avoided and
  • lifts and exits at different levels e.g. from the ground floor of Senate house you can take a lift to the second floor exit that will lead to level access to the Student Services Centre, Accommodation and Careers.

Use the planner with the Disabled Access map to find Disabled Parking spaces that are located nearest your destinations.  Please note that the Students Union is best accessed via the south side of Hillside and an exit next to Starbucks, using ramps to the west side of the Student Union building.

More detailed speakers notes will be sent round nearer the time, however we ask that presenters consider the accessibility of their presentations in advance. If you plan on using images or video clips, please audio describe these within the presentation.


The University of Surrey offers on campus accommodation for guests. The University is a short distance from Guildford town center, where the evening social programme will take place. You can book on campus accommodation directly with the University.  Other accommodation options in Guildford are:

Holiday Inn

Asperion B&B

Radisson Blu Edwardian

Travelodge Guildford

The Angel Hotel

Guildford North Premier Inn

Getting to the University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, in the South East of England. It is easily accessible by road and rail, and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The main University campus, Stag Hill, is situated close to the Guildford mainline train station and within a short walk of the town centre.

By Train

Guildford is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with journey times of 40 minutes. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

From the railway station

Walking: Leave station by footbridge and rear exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right. Follow the path through the park-and-ride car park to the campus.

Bus: ARRIVA buses (leave station by footbridge and rear exit, cross main road to bus stop) operate a regular service to the campus. Services 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day. The earliest service is at approximately 6am and the last bus is just before midnight. On Sundays there is a reduced service. For further information, call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

Taxi: From main (eastern) exit.

By Air

Guildford is conveniently placed for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Via London Airport (Heathrow)

Rail-air link coaches leave Terminal 2 for Woking railway station from 6.30am to 10.50pm, picking up from Terminals 3, 1 and 4. Between 6.35am and 8.30pm they run approximately every half an hour, otherwise it is an hourly service. Journey time to Woking is one hour. There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford. For further information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

Via London Airport (Gatwick)

Gatwick station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains to Guildford hourly between approximately 5.15am (6am on Sundays) and 11pm. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

By Coach

National Express coach number SH030 runs services to and from the Egerton Road/Tesco stop (a short walk from the University). For further information, call 08705 808080.

By Car

Guildford is 30 miles south-west of London, on the A3 London-Portsmouth road. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), remain on the bypass (A3) until you reach the exit signed to the Cathedral and University. The campus is very close to this junction. Simply follow the signs to the University, being careful not to follow signs to the Town Centre.

If approaching on the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University).

If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.

If you are using a sat nav please enter the postcode GU2 7JP.


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