Royal Holloway, University of London, is one of the leading UK research Universities and part of the University of London. The Royal Holloway is a campus university and is located close to London which can be reached by train (~40 minutes). Attractions close to the Royal Holloway campus are Windsor, including the Castle and Windsor Great Park, Savill Gardens and the River Thames (see below).
The University is well placed for international travel and is close (15 minutes) to Heathrow airport and the M4 and M25 motorways. The conference will be held in the main auditorium of the Windsor Building.
Accommodation on campus is excellent and the University provides a quiet and pleasant location for the 8th conference.
The Runnymede area is famously known as the location for the signing of the Magna Carta. It was sealed by King John at Runnymede in June 1215 just down the hill from Royal Holloway. The location beside the River Thames is described in the charter as ‘in the meadow that is called Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines.’ Runnymede was chosen because it was a conveniently large meeting place close to Windsor Castle where the King and his entourage came from for the negotiations.
The College is located just a few minutes walk from Windsor Park and only 6 miles from Windsor Castle. Windsor is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George’s Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs), and Queen Mary’s Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature.
Situated on the Thames just 7km from Royal Holloway Windsor is home to Queen Elizabeth. Windsor is a beautiful and lively town surrounding Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world. Can be reached by taxi or bus.
Savill Garden www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/landscape/savillgarden/
Eton College www.etoncollege.com/
Ascot Racecourses www.ascot.co.uk/
Kew Botanic gardens www.kew.org/
Hampton Court Palace www.hrp.org.uk/hamptoncourtpalace/
Brooklands (Concorde) Museum www.brooklandsmuseum.com/
Thorpe Park www.thorpepark.com/
RHS Gardens, Wisley www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley
For more information about what’s on in London, please see: Visit London Website – www.visitlondon.com/