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Information for speakers

Time and venue

The DIMAP seminar will usually take place Tuesdays at 4:00pm at the building of the Warwick Mathematics Institute. Occasionally, the seminar might be in the neighboring building of the Department of Computer Science.

Contact persons for the seminar are
  • Vadim Lozin, office B2.10, Mathematics Institute, +44 (0)24 765 73837
  • Matthias Englert, office CS.223, Dept of Computer Science, +44 (0)24 765 73784
  • Xuan Vinh Doan, office D1.29 (Social Studies Building), Warwick Business School , +44 (0)24 7652 2475

Please contact them, or your contact person, for any administrative questions.

Expenses claim

Please find a Travel and subsistence claim form in a MSExcel format. Instructions can be found here.

Travel directions

The Warwick Mathematics Institute is located on the central campus of the University of Warwick [38 on the online campus map].

The following two links contain generic information about travel to/from the University of Warwick:

When travelling to the University of Warwick, make sure that you're not traveling to Warwick; Warwick is a town a few miles away from the campus (with a beautiful castle, one of the most impressive and frequently visited castles in the UK).

By Car

If you're coming by car and need our address for the navigation system: our postcode is CV4 7AL.

By Train

Generic university information about travelling to the University by train is available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/train/.

There are frequent services between Coventry and major cities in the UK (including Birmingham International Airport (BHX); but be aware that Sunday train services are typically very limited). The nearest train station to the University is Coventry station.

The UK rail schedule is available at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/, from which one can find details of train connections between Coventry and major airports (including Birmingham airport, and all London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, etc)).

Coventry Station is about 10 minutes from the campus by taxi and there are local bus services between Coventry Station (bus stop is 1 minute walk from the station) and the University (buses 12/16). The use of taxis cannot always be reimbursed.

The number 12 bus from Coventry station takes about 25 minutes to reach campus. The maximum off peak fare is £ 1.50, and you will need the exact fare as the driver does not give change.

A taxi is the fastest way to reach campus, but it will cost about £ 9-10. The use of taxis cannot always be reimbursed.

For more detailed information on arriving at Warwick please see the Visiting Warwick University page.

By Coach

National Express coaches (http://www.nationalexpress.com/) are more convenient if someone wants to go directly from/to the London airports and avoid traffic in London. They minimize the number of changes needed and go to/from Coventry Pool Meadow coach station 24/7. Coventry Pool Meadow coach station is about 10 minutes from the campus by taxi; public transportation (buses 12/16) between the University and the coach station is also available.

Coaches depart frequently and tickets can be bought from the National Express desk in airports' arrivals halls. If you plan to use this service, it is advisable to book your ticket in advance through the National Express web page, as the coaches can get very full. From central London or Heathrow to Coventry will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, or 3 hours and 30 minutes from Gatwick.

Coaches vs. Trains

Compared to coaches, trains from/to London airports require more changes and don't go throughout the night, but may be preferable if someone wants to visit London before/after the workshop.

By Plane

For those flying to the UK, we recommend, if possible, flying to Birmingham International Airport (BHX), which is less than half an hour's drive from Coventry and the University. Typical time for travel from Heathrow Airport is about 2-2.5 hours, and typical travel time from Gatwick Airport is about 3-3.5 hours.

Travel to/from Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is the closest major airport to the University.

For those willing to use public transportation to travel from Birmingham Airport: take a train to Coventry and then take a bus (bus 12/16) to the University of Warwick. The bus stop is next to the station (1 minute walk). The total price should be less than £6.

Taxis from Birmingham International Airport will take 20-30 minutes and should cost about £30-40. Taxis are available outside the terminal building. The use of taxis cannot always be reimbursed.

Local attractions

Visiting DIMAP gives you opportunities to visit some of the many attractions in the neighborhood of the University of Warwick.

  • Royal Leamington Spa, a fashionable town with beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture is a few miles away from the campus. They have a good selection of nice restaurants and pubs, and some night clubs. This town is also a headquarter of Mike, who has been living here for a few decades.
  • Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare and one of the main tourist attractions in United Kingdom is about 20 miles away from the campus (30 minutes by car); see also this link. One of the main attractions in the town is the famous "Shakespeare" theatre, owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, with an outstanding program of classical performances (RSC is arguably the most famous classical theatre company in the world).
  • Kenilworth has its well known castle; even though now these are mostly ruins, it is still a really beautiful place to walk, certainly worth visiting during a nice day.
  • Warwick town (a few miles away from the campus) has one of the most impressive and frequently visited castles in the UK. The town has also some nice restaurants.
  • Cotswolds, one of the most romantic areas of UK ("one of the most 'quintessentially English' and unspoiled regions of England"), is about 20-30 miles away (south) from the campus.
  • Of course, you can also travel to London ...