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Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group


The Conference will be held at the West Hub (East 1 Room), located at:
JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0US


The city of Cambridge is one of the most beautiful in the UK, famous throughout the world for its university and colleges. Its academic excellence and range of business, commercial and scientific interests are reflected in the wide variety of visitors and the number of events and meetings that take place here every year.

Cambridge comprises numerous tourist attractions of special interest to YGES2024 visitors, including Trinity College (Newton’s own college, houses the Wren Library with numerous scientific manuscripts including Newton’s Principia); the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where Crick and Watson discovered DNA; the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, containing the Canterbury Gospels and the Bury Bible; King’s College and St John’s College, with their beautiful chapels and world-famous choirs, which sing daily at public services; punting on the River Cam.

For information on things to do and see in Cambridge, go to the Visit Cambridge website.

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and is formed from a variety of institutions, including 31 colleges and over 100 academic departments.  The University is a collegiate system where the central university is responsible for teaching and the colleges deliver some teaching but are primarily residential communities.

A University Visitor Guide is available to download here.


There are 50 rooms available for YGES2024 attendees at Churchill College, located at a short walking distance from the West Hub and the town centre. The rate is £84 per person for an undergraduate ensuite room for single occupancy and includes breakfast in the College Hall.

For those wishing to stay in a local hotel, please note that this is a busy time in Cambridge, so you are encouraged to book your hotel accommodation early to guarantee availability. 

The Visit Cambridge website has a hotel booking service with information on local hotels and guest houses, as well as self catering options.