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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

Studying at Cambridge


Venue and Location

Please click here for a searchable map of Cambridge locations - simply type in the name of the venue into the side-bar

  • Churchill College EntranceChurchill College
The Conference was held at Churchill College
In 1958, a trust was established with Sir Winston Churchill as its chairman of trustees, to build and endow a college for 60 fellows and 540 students as a national and Commonwealth memorial to Winston Churchill; its Royal Charter and Statutes were approved by the Queen, in August 1960.Uniquely amongst the Cambridge Colleges, Churchill College was founded specifically to pursue excellence in the teaching and research of science, engineering and technology. Please see the map here for locations during the conference.

  • kings college Kings College

King's  College was founded in 1441 and is one of 31 Colleges of the University. The   Hall was designed by William Wilkins in the 1820s and it is considered one of   the most magnificent and dramatic dining halls of its era. The Chapel at   King's is a great example of late 

Gothic English architecture. It has the   world's largest fan-vault, and the chapel's stained-glass windows and wooden   chancel screen are considered some of the finest from their era. The building   is seen as emblematic of Cambridge. The chapel's choir, composed of male students at King's and choristers from the nearby King's College School, is   one of the most accomplished and renowned in the world.



  • peterhousePeterhouse
Founded   in 1284, Peterhouse is the oldest College in Cambridge. The dining hall at   Peterhouse was completed in 1290 and, in continuous use by Fellows and  students for over 700 years, is the oldest collegiate building in Cambridge.   Today, Peterhouse has around 230 undergraduates, 100 full-time graduate  students and 45 fellows.





  • Cambridge


    The city of Cambridge has attractive architecture, both ancient and modern. It also has huge cultural appeal, a wide variety of arts and entertainment and superb shopping facilities. There is a programme of arts and science events all year round, with a range of festivals in summer including the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival. Today, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre “Silicon Fen” with its economic strengths from industries such as software and bioscience, with many start-up companies having been spun out of the university. For more information on the University and Colleges work, click here.

  • Please see the map of locations for venues used throughout the conference


  • Things to do and see

    Many people visit Cambridge each year to see the historic university, its buildings and the beautiful Backs. Walking tours around the city centre are available daily. King’s College Chapel is probably the most famous building in Cambridge, with its fan vaulted ceiling, stone carvings and stained glass. There is a market in the city centre which is open daily, as well as a range of shops including small independent and larger high street stores and designer labels.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation (subject to availability) at Churchill College is in ensuite student bedrooms with a limited number of doubles and twins.  Bookings for accommodation can be made with conference registration.
    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.

  • Travel information

    Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow and Stansted airports, with good motorway, rail and bus connections to other parts of the UK. London Stansted is the nearest airport, with a direct rail link to Cambridge, as well as easy access by coach and car. You can find more information by visiting Visit Cambridge

  • Tourist Guides

    Cambridge Tour Guide App offers you three fascinating tours around the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge. Each tour shows you the main places of interest and historic sites, as well as some of the more ‘secret spots’ that a visitor would not normally see. The app includes a ‘punt’ river tour through the heart of the city, which also demonstrates how to navigate these unique types of boats, should you decide to see the city ‘by water’. The Visit Cambridge website has more information.

  • Cambridge Walking Audio Tour - Scudamores

    Create your own adventure with their free walking tour downloads including their Mill Lane Tour and Magdalene Tour. Free download