Venue 2018

Fitzwilliam College, Churchill College and Cambridge

While most of the panels will take place in Fitzwilliam College, a significant number of panels will be in Churchill College, a short walk from Fizwilliam.

Cambridge is one of the finest cities in Britain, with a heady mix of ancient charm and world-leading hi-tech industries. Fitzwilliam is one of
the more modern colleges within the University of Cambridge, and enjoys a large and tranquil site a few minutes walk from the city centre
shops, the world-famous Backs and other Cambridge Colleges.

Site map of Fitzwilliam College

Site Map of Churchill College

Things to do in Cambridge

Well, the most obvious things are to visit the Colleges and walk round the historic centre of the city.  Cambridge is a unique and beautiful city.

Visit Cambridge
, the official tourist information website, describes Cambridge as …’home of the famous University, carols in King’s College Chapel and punting on the river Cam. Cambridge is a compact cosmopolitan city with outstanding architecture old and new. The beauty of its ancient centre is preserved with its walkable medieval streets, college courts, gardens and bridges.’

Look at the Visit Cambridge website which gives you up-to-the-minute information on events, films, music and art in and around Cambridge. Or if you prefer to discuss your plans person-to-person you can walk into the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre, situated at Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD and meet their helpful staff. (Telephone: 0871 226 8006).

See also Local secrets Visit Britain video of Cambridge

Weather in Cambridge during the conference

Around the time of the conference, daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 13°C that’s about 55°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 7°C, that’s 44°F.In recent times the highest recorded temperature has been 25°C that’s 77°F, with the lowest recorded temperature -8°C, about 18°F.

The average daily relative humidity for April is around 71%.

The average daily wind speed has been around 17 kph, that’s the equivalent to about 11 mph, or 9 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 54 kph, that’s the equivalent of around 33 mph, or 29 knots.

It is very unlikely to snow at the time of the conference, but it has been known to happen!

Five-day weather forecast for Cambridge