Travel and venues


The main symposium activity will take place in the Great Hall complex, with refreshments and exhibitors situated in the Sanctuary. The Great Hall is building number 1 on this map.

The two Nobel Laureate keynote talks will take place in the Forum Alumni Auditorium, which is located close to the Great Hall. The Forum is building 3 on the campus map (with the triangular roof pattern).

The Living Systems Institute is number 87 on the map, but must be entered through the Geoffrey Pope building (number 20).

Please visit our programme web page for more information on the schedule.

How to get here

Maps and directions

For full information on travel to Exeter including a map, please visit our Maps and Directions page.


Exeter has two railway stations:

  • Exeter St David’s (better connections to national rail networks and 10 minute walk from the University campus)
  • Exeter Central (good connections to national rail networks and based in the city centre).

If you are travelling straight to the University we recommend Exeter St David’s, if you are travelling to a city centre hotel we recommend Exeter Central.

Both stations are a short taxi journey from the University.

We recommend booking via


Exeter Airport -

FlyBE are based at Exeter Airport, offering a good range of European destinations.

Bristol Airport -

Bristol Airport is the closest airport with worldwide international connections. There are two easy ways to get from Bristol Airport to Exeter:


We recommend using Apple Taxis, who will offer a 10 per cent discount to symposium participants.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 666666


There are a limited number of pay and display visitor parking spaces available on our Streatham Campus. Where possible we would recommend travelling by train, taxi, or other sustainable means. For more information on parking please visit Car parking for visitors.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the LSI Opening Symposium please contact the organisers:

Phone: 01392 722321