Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED):
    22 January 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    3 March 2016
  • Accommodation deadline:
    21 March 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    24 March 2016

Organise your trip

Travel

Sheffield lies in the most southerly part of Yorkshire, with Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire to the West, South and East.



By air

By air

Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour's travel time from Sheffield. Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster is around 30 minutes away by car.

Manchester Airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night.

Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.

Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Leeds/Bradford Airport

London Gatwick Airport

London Heathrow Airport

Manchester Airport

Robin Hood Airport - Doncaster and Sheffield



By train

By train

Discounted rail travel (East Midlands Trains) is available to delegates purchasing accommodation through the convention bureau. Terms apply. For further information, see the accommodation page

Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), Leeds (1 hour) Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour). The Cutlers' Hall is located approx. half a mile from Sheffield's Midland Station, a 15 minute walk or a 10 minute taxi journey away. You can also get a Supertram direct from the station to the Cathedral tram stop, bang outside the front door.

Cross Country Trains
Trains to and from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, Penzance, Plymouth, Reading, and York.

East Midlands Trains
Trains to and from Chesterfield, Derby, Leicester, London St Pancras (International), Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham and Peterborough.

First TransPennine Express
Trains to and from Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Manchester and Manchester Airport.

Northern Rail
Local trains to and from stations in Yorkshire, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Manchester and Nottingham.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950) or Travel South Yorkshire



By coach

By coach

National Express
National Express operates a comprehensive coach service to most parts of the country from Sheffield Transport Interchange, Pond Street. The fastest service to London takes about 3.5 hours. National express also offer a third off travel for students and young people holding a Young Persons' Coachcard.

Megabus
Megabus coaches connect to destinations worldwide from Meadowhall Interchange, which is about four miles from Sheffield city centre. You can get a bus or train from Meadowhall back into Sheffield city centre or a tram direct to the University.



By car

By car

  • Leave the M1 at Junction 33. Follow the A630/A57 to Sheffield to the Park Square Roundabout. 
  • Take the lane marked 'City A61N' at the fourth exit, keeping Pond's Forge Swimming & Leisure Centre on your left, follow signs to the Theatres/Hallam University.
  • Go up the hill through the traffic lights
  • Straight on to the traffic lights, stay in the inside lane of the road for access and buses 100 yards, then move into the right fork in front of Poundland.
  • Using the Bus Lane which says 'except for access', go through the traffic lights for about 150/200 yards, The Cutlers' Hall is on your left (between the Tesco Express & The Royal Bank of Scotland)


Via Meadowhall

Leaving the M1 at Junction 34, park your vehicle at the Park & Ride. You can catch the tram into the City getting off at the Cathedral stop (this is directly outside The Cutlers' Hall). This takes about 15 minutes.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.



Parking

Parking 

There is no on-site parking at Cutler's Hall. The nearest 24 hour car parks are only a few minutes’ walk away to the hall. The N .C .P Arundel Gate is underneath the Crucible Theatre and the Q-Park, Rockingham Street at the end of Trippet Lane.

NCP Arundel Gate
Access is available from both sides of Arundel Gate. All Cutlers Hall guests can get a special car parking rate of £5.00 for up to 24 hours. On entry to the car park at Arundel Gate take a token at the barrier and park your car. Take the token with you, do not leave it in your car. When you are ready to leave the Cutlers’ Hall go to our cloak room to validate your token on the token machine to get the discounted rate. Then pay your money at the N.C.P. car park machine before you get in your car.

Q-Park Rockingham Street
All Cutlers Hall guests can get a special car parking rate of £3.50 for up to 24 hours Monday – Friday and £3.00 for up to 24 hours Saturday and Sunday. On entry to the car park take a parking ticket at the barrier and park your car. Take the ticket with you, do not leave it in your car. When you are ready to leave the Cutlers’ Hall go to our cloak room or speak to the doormen and ask for a QPark Voucher. At the pay station in the car park insert the voucher and then your parking ticket to get the discounted rate. Pay your money before you leave the car park.


If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail conferences@iop.org stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.