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Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Information for Conference Participants

Travel | Newton Institute | Churchill College | Meals | Additional Information


Travel Expenses

If you are receiving travel expenses, on arrival you will be issued with a claim form to be completed and returned with copies of any receipts or tickets. We will do our best to reimburse participants before their departure, but it cannot be guaranteed. Reimbursement is usually made in the form of a GBP cheque. Please indicate if you would prefer the payment to be made by bank transfer in your home currency when you hand in your claim form. There is space on the form for your bank details.

Cashing your cheque - GBP cheques can be cashed at the University's bank in Cambridge.

Travel Companies

Newton Institute

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences was opened in July 1992. The Isaac Newton Institute is now firmly established as the UK's national research institute for mathematics.

Audio Visual Aids

Computer Facilities: In the Institute Library there are a number of Windows PCs for use by conference participants. Their use is restricted to information searching and retrieval using email, online journals and databases. The SSH client putty allows access to remote unix hosts. It is also possible to search the library catalogues via the University Library WWW page. On arrival each participant will be issued with a guest account valid for the period of the conference to enable access to these machines. Please note: The library computers are not workstations for the preparation of papers or the completion of work.

Wireless Network: If you wish to use the Institute's wireless network, please obtain a lapwing wireless network ticket from the Conference Desk. This facility will enable you to read your email and browse the internet via your own laptop whilst you are visiting the Institute

Offices: The Institute has very limited office spaces which are allocated to longer term visitors. It is not generally possible to allocate an office to a participant who has been invited to attend during a conference.

Public Telephone:The nearest credit card phone is located in Wolfson Court as the Institute does not have a public telephone.

Poster Boards (if applicable): The Institute has boards which can be used to display posters. The size of the boards are: 3ft 10" High by 2ft 11" Wide (1170mm x 890mm). Please check your invitation letter to determine if your request to present a poster has been accepted.

Please note: Not all conferences hold poster sessions.

Opening Times: During workshops the institute is generally open between 08:30 - 17:30 Monday to Thursday and 8:30 - 17:00 Friday. The Institute Library is staffed between 09:00 - 16:45 Monday, Wednesday and Friday and between 09:00 - 15:45 Tuesday and Thursday.

Churchill College

Churchill College is one of the 31 Colleges that comprises the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1960 as the National Commonwealth Memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.

Bedrooms: Bedrooms at Churchill College are largely single occupancy with some twin rooms. There are a number of en suite rooms. All rooms are furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, tea and coffee making facilities.

A hand and bath towel are also provided, which are changed twice weekly. Rooms are serviced daily between 9am and 12:30pm. Towels and bed-linen are generally changed every three days.

Internet Access: Internet access is available via an ADSL link located in each bedroom. An RJ-45 Ethernet cable is required. These cables can be purchased from the Porters' Lodge. Wireless access is available in the public rooms.

Porters' Lodge: The Porters' Lodge is the main information point and is staffed 24 hours a day. The Lodge sells stamps and Telephone cards for the public telephone located on site.

Vacating your room: You must vacate your room promptly by 10am on the day of departure. Please make sure you return your key when you leave. There is a £15 charge for the replacement of lost keys. Additional nights should be booked via the Programme & Visitor Officer at the Newton Institute.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in bedrooms or in any college building. You may smoke outside in designated smoking areas.

Bar with Sky TV: Please refer to the notice board located near the bar for opening times or ask at the Porters' Lodge.

Public Telephone: There is only one public telephone.

Leisure Facilities: Churchill College has squash and tennis courts on site together with football and hockey pitches. Please ensure you bring you own equipment if you wish to make use of these facilities. Appropriate footwear must be worn. Squash and tennis courts can be booked at the Porters' Lodge. The football/hockey pitch should be booked through the Conference Office.

Postal address: Churchill College, Storeys Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS (Tel: +44 1223 336233) (Fax: +44 1223 336180).


Breakfast is served from 07:30 - 09:00 (Mon-Sat) in the Buttery or Dining Hall at Churchill College. Sunday 09:00 - 10:30.

Lunch is served from 12:15 - 13:45 on days that lectures take place in the Dining Hall

Dinner is served from 17:45 - 19:15 each day in the Dining Hall

Lunch: Participants who are on the Conference Package are given a complementary lunch. However, those not on the package are welcome to purchase lunch via the cafeteria.

Formal Dinner: A conference dinner or garden party is arranged in one of the University Colleges. Dress is casual. Participants on the Conference Package are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend. Dinner will not be served at Churchill College on this day.

Additional Information

If you require any further information, please contact the Programme and Visitor Officer.