Faculty of Biological Sciences

Location and direction


Conference Venue: Leeds University Business School
Accommodation: Charles Morris Hall (Dobree & Whetton Houses) (Single rooms “semi-en-suite”)
Meals: Breakfast in University refectory from 8am
Lunch at meeting venue
Evening meals independently arranged in city cafés/restaurants
Maps: Campus map showing accommodation: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap

Printable map

Orientation guide


Travel and Transport:

Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Bus service: Number 757.

Leeds Railway Station to University: Service 5 (First Group)
A circular bus route around the city centre with three stops near the University. The bus leaves from directly outside the station: The fare is £1.

Social Programme:
Excursion to Yorkshire Dales: Afternoon of Monday 5th
Conference Dinner: Evening of Monday 5th: 7pm

Other locations of interest: (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/4000/around_campus)

Hotels & B&Bs (if numbers exceed University accommodation: n=70), with locations indicated on map, contact details (web-sites, e-mail, telephone), distance from venue, charges.

Cafés/Restaurants/Pubs: The following is a short list of well-regarded locations near the conference venue, but there are very many others!

  • Thai Edge: http://www.thaiedgeleeds.co.uk/
    Thai Restaurant, 5 minutes walk from University, cost approx. £25 per person
  • Red Chilli: http://redchillirestaurant.co.uk/leeds/
    Beijing and Sichuan, one of a small chain in Manchester and Leeds. Spicy!
  • Victoria Hotel: Traditional 19th century pub with a good selection of beers. A well conserved Victorian interior with etched glass, gleaming brasswork and mahogany bar. Great atmosphere. Serves standard pub food at a reasonable price.
  • The Library: The nearest pub to the conference venue! A converted Working Men’s Educational Association library, hence the name. Victorian building and décor. Sports bar atmosphere.
  • Akmal’s Tandoori Restaurant: one of the nearest Indian restaurant to the conference venue: Located in Hyde Park. Good value and well regarded by tripadvisor reviewers. Not licensed for the sale of alcohol, but you can bring your own. (An off-licence, “The Ale Shop” is close by!)

Leeds city centre is a short walk from the University and there is a very wide range of cafés, bars and restaurants to suit all budgets in the city centre, as well as a vibrant night life for those inclined in that direction.

Galleries & Museums:
Leeds City Art Gallery: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Leeds-Art-Gallery.aspx  The gallery is currently closed for urgent repairs to the roof, but may have reopened by the time of the conference. It has an excellent café with traditional Victorian ceramic tiled walls which is remaining open throughout the repairs.Recommended!

Leeds City Museum: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Leeds-City-Museum.aspx Telling the story of the city and surrounding region from archaeological times to the present day.
Leeds Royal Armouries Museum: https://www.royalarmouries.org/leeds
For those of you with long memories, this is where we held a dinner to celebrate David Cove’s retirement after Moss 2002. It contains the collection of armour and arms previously held at the Tower of London. An excellent and educational museum.