The Workshop will take place on the Penryn campus of the University of Exeter, outside Falmouth, Cornwall, from 29th June to 1st July 2015.
The Summer Meeting is taking place at the Trevithick room, in the ESI building at the top of the campus, to the right of the map. (see map below)
Lunch facilities are provided at the Stannary in the middle of the campus. Please use this facility rather than the ESI café. (see map below)
Map of Penryn Campus
A map of Penryn Campus is available here. Penryn Campus Map 2014
Parking is available around the campus but please adhere to the restrictions; such as parking within the white lines and only using disabled parking bays when relevant.
The current parking tariffs at the Penryn Campus (valid until 31 August 2015):
Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm (daytime):
Up to 1 hour: Free
1 – 2 hours: £1.75
2 – 4 hours: £2.25
4 – 10 hours: £3.25
Monday to Friday, between 6pm and 8am (overnight): Free but barrier system still in operation
Weekends (6pm Friday to 8am Monday): Free but barrier system still in operation
There is a range of different accommodation on offer in the local area, especially in nearby Falmouth. Including a whole host of guest houses and hotels, which vary in price depending on what you are looking for. Go to: www.visitcornwall.com for more information.
Transport and how to get to us
Our address is: Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE
The Penryn Campus sits above the market town of Penryn, about a 20-minute walk from the local station. The larger nearby town of Falmouth sits directly on the coast and is home to a range of shops and beaches. Falmouth is a short drive by car and journey by bus and train.
Rail companies operate regular services to Truro from all major British cities. The service from London Paddington to Truro normally takes just over four hours. Change at Truro for branch line services to Falmouth and Penryn. From Truro, the journey times are approximately 20 minutes to Falmouth Town, and 15 minutes to Penryn.
If you are arriving at London Gatwick airport, it is possible to travel to Falmouth by train via Reading. This cuts out the need to travel across London on the underground.
For more information visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Take the A30 from Exeter or the A38 from Plymouth, which joins the A30 at Bodmin. Continue along the A30 and, at the wind farm, watch out for the signpost for the A3076 to Truro. Take this road to Truro where it joins the A39 to Falmouth.
For the Penryn Campus, take the first exit at the Treliever roundabout (about 9 miles from Truro) and approximately 150 metres further, turn right where signposted into the campus. Penryn Campus has a pay and display car park.
Flights operate between Newquay in Cornwall and London City, Gatwick and Stansted Airports. The flight takes about an hour and Newquay airport is approximately 25 miles from Falmouth and Penryn.
The only way you can travel from Newquay Airport to Falmouth is by bus, taxi or hire car. Bus services are infrequent: it would be advisable to telephone Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit traveline.org.uk for details of services, times and fares. Taxis must be booked in advance and the fare to Falmouth will probably cost between £45 and £55.
Exeter and Bristol airports operate daily international flights to Europe and beyond. Regular train services run from Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St David’s rail stations to Falmouth and Penryn via Truro.
Things To Do
If you are the sporty type, like a stroll around the shops or are a bit of a culture vulture, there is a whole host of things to entertain you on your visit to Cornwall. There are a number of walks, both inland or along the coast, which make for excellent running routes too. A number of beaches and harbours that offer different water sports, such as paddleboarding or kayaking.
Falmouth, a short distance away has some good shopping, as does our main city of Truro. Truro is also home to our county museum and there are a number of Art galleries and in the area as well as in St Ives if you fancy venturing slightly further afield. All of these can also be reached by public transport. For more information go to. www.visitcornwall.co.uk
As mentioned in the ‘Things to do’, there is a whole host of activities to entertain you on Tuesday afternoon.
Falmouth is a short drive, bus and train journey away (with a short walk) where Gyllyngvase beach offers kayaking and paddleboarding or swimming. Go to www.wesup.co.uk for more info. Gylly beach café, located literally on the beach is a good spot if you’re not feeling brave to get in the water and offers freshly cooked food, homemade cakes, tea and alcoholic drinks. Go to www.gyllybeach.com
The nearby Swanpool beach also offers watersports and has a nice café offering sandwiches, soup and cakes. For more info go to www.swanpoolbeach.co.uk
From Falmouth you can catch a ferry across the water to nearby St. Mawes and have lunch in one of the local pubs or take walk along the beautiful coast. You can also catch a ferry over to the village of Flushing, home to some good local pubs or you can continue your journey on foot across the fields to Mylor Harbour, where you can try your hand at the local sailing school or visit the café for a home cooked lunch. For info on ferries go to www.falriver.co.uk/getting-about . To book a sailing lesson visit www.mylorsailing.school.co.uk
There are a number of walks along the coastline from Falmouth itself, offering you lovely views of the local seaside and taking you through various villages where a pub lunch could be calling. Go to for more information; http://www.falmouth.co.uk/see-and-do/walking
If you wish to go a bit more urban, you can drive, bus or train to Truro to check out the local shopping and our county museum at www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk Go to http://www.visittruro.org.uk/ to find out what’s going on.
If you ‘re feeling a bit more adventurous from Truro you can catch a train to St Ives or Penzance. Where you will find lovely coastal walks, quaint little shopping streets and for all Art lovers, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum.
For more information about what’s going on in Cornwall visit www.visitcornwall.com
Where To Eat
Being near the coast, Cornwall is probably most famous for its seafood but we are now home to an eclectic choice of restaurants, offering everything from Nepalese, Thai, Mexican and a selection of good café, pub and a la carte food. Go to www.eatoutcornwall.com to find out more.
Further information will be available shortly.
contact: Mrs Rhona Rodger