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General information for conference delegates on arrival, registration etc.


Accommodation at New Hall is mainly in single study bedrooms; both ensuite and rooms with shared facilities are available, and there is a small number of twin rooms. Ensuite rooms offer tea and coffee-making facilities and a direct-dial telephone (cards available from the porter). All rooms are within easy walking distance of the conference sessions.

New Hall has the largest private collection of art by women artists in


New Hall is situated on Huntingdon Road, 1 mile west of Cambridge City Centre. All visitors should report first to the Porters' Lodge located at the College's main entrance just off Huntingdon Road. The telephone number for the Porters' Lodge is 01223 762100.


It is probably quickest and easiest to take a taxi from the Rail Station to New Hall. Alternatively, during the day, a regular bus service operates from the Station to the City Centre and then from outside the Post Office, on St Andrews Street, take the number 2 bus to New Hall. Buses run every half hour.

Once you have collected your room keys and have settled in, register at the Conference Desk in the foyer and collect your badge and conference folder. The first session is at 13.30 on Monday. Delegates must check out by 10:00 on the day of departure. Guests should retain their room keys for the duration of the conference and return them to the Porter’s Lodge on departure. Safe storage of luggage will be provided on the final morning – guests leaving earlier should check with the Conference Desk for safe storage.


The conference desk will be open for registration and enquiries as follows:                    

    Wednesday 19 April       12.00 – 19.00

     Thursday 20 April           08.30 – 17.30

    Friday 21 April               08.30 – 15.00

Messages can be collected at the conference desk, where Jodie will also be happy to help with other enquiries.


Messages for delegates can be left with conference staff on the following phone number: + 44 (0) 7697 374554 or +44 (0) 7966 395594. They will be passed to delegates at the earliest opportunity, but those awaiting messages are urged to check with the conference desk at regular intervals.


Maps of New Hall and the University can be downloaded from the New Hall website.


Email access can be purchased on arrival from the Porter’s Lodge and, where telephone access is available in rooms, a telephone card can be purchased so that dial-up can be used. Limited photocopying is available at a small cost and can be arranged at the Conference Desk. Please note that printing facilities are not available in College.


BACS members will be pleased to see Rex Williams in charge of the book exhibition organised by the Association for the Export of Canadian Books in the Council Room. Orders for books from the display may be left with Rex. A number of other publishers will be represented at the Conference, in the Main Walkway.


Meals will take place in Dome. Please note that the Conference Dinner must be booked in advance. On Friday 21 April lunch will follow a reception and will be served in the Main Walkway.


Parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the New Hall website for directions on finding the car park.


The programme may be found on the BACS web site at www.canadian-studies.net, along with registration forms and other information for paper-givers.


Delegates are warmly invited to attend the receptions during the conference. On Thursday the reception which precedes the Conference Dinner is hosted by the Canadian High Commission. On Friday, the Québec Government Office will host a reception at which the awards for the Prix du Québec 2006 will be made.


Trains from London run frequently from Liverpool Street Station and King's Cross. From Heathrow the most convenient way to Cambridge is by coach. See Conference FAQs for further information.


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