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The Ends of Phenomenology
Graduate Conference in Phenomenology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
19th & 20th May 2011
This pack is designed to give you all the information required for the conference.
-List of Confirmed Speakers
-Location of conference
-Flights to the UK
-How to get to Brighton from the airport
-How to get to Sussex University from Brighton
-How to book your hotel accommodation in Brighton
List of Confirmed Speakers
– Professor Charles Guignon (University of South Florida, USA)
– Professor Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
– Andreea Parapuf (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
– Aaron Wendland (Oxford University, UK)
– Abraham J. Greenstine (Duquesne University, Pittsburg, USA)
– Ari Korhonen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
– Dimitri Kladiskakis (Sussex University, UK)
– Jasper Van de Vijver (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
– Juan Hernandez (Warwick University, UK)
– Keith Whitmoyer (New School for Social Research, New York, USA)
– Lorcan Whitehead (Essex University, UK)
– Matthew Bennett (Essex University, UK)
– Peter Varga (ELTE University, Hungary)
– Tavi Meraud (Potsdam University, Germany)
– Tim Huntley (Sussex University, UK)
– Tobias Keiling (University of Freiburg, Germany)
The conference is open to the public and free to attend. No registration needed. Participants (i.e. graduate speakers) are obliged to pay the fee of 25 pounds in cash upon registration, which will take place on the morning of 19th of May 2011, just before the conference starts. ***The conference programme shall be disseminated soon*** For more information, contact Christos Hadjioannou at C.Hadjioannou@sussex.ac.uk
The conference will take place at the University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE. The exact rooms shall be announced soon. The conference will take place at the Falmer campus of the University of Sussex (UoS), conveniently located on the outskirts of Brighton on the south coast of England, close to the Channel ferry ports and to Gatwick and Heathrow international airports, and just over an hour by train (60 miles) from London. Please note most hotel accommodation is in central Brighton.
Flights to the UK
There is a choice of London airports, but it would be advisable to fly to London Gatwick if possible since it is closer to the Brighton than London Heathrow, and has better transport links to Brighton and the University campus at Falmer.
How to get to Brighton from Gatwick airport:
Gatwick Airport enquiries – 08700 002468 http://www.gatwickairport.com/
By train – the easiest way from Gatwick is to take the train direct to Brighton. Trains run frequently and take 30-45 minutes. A return ticket costs from £15 depending on time of travel and if you buy your ticket in advance. The ticket vendor will provide you with train times and relevant information or you can find further details and timetables at the National Rail website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
By coach – You will need to purchase a return ticket from the coach station located at either the north or south terminals. The cost of this is approximately £15 return but fares vary depending on time of day and if you book in advance. Coaches run for 24 hours, departing approximately every half an hour and taking approximately 1 hour. The ticket vendor will provide you with coach times and relevant information. The coach will drop you at Pool Valley coach station which is near the Brighton seafront. Further information and timetables can be found at National Express website: http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/index.cfm
By taxi – Taxis from the airport can be expensive. If you wish to book in advance you can contact sussexchauffeurs either by telephone +44 (0) 1444 884170 or by email email@example.com, website: http://www.sussexchauffeurs.co.uk/ It will cost approximately £40 one way from Gatwick to Brighton depending on the time of day. You will need to pay in advance by credit card.
From Heathrow airport:
Heathrow Airport enquiries – 08700 000123 http://www.heathrowairport.com/
By coach – If you are arriving at Heathrow airport getting the bus from the airport directly to Brighton is probably the best option, especially if you have a lot of luggage. You will need to purchase a ticket from the coach station located at the central bus station at Heathrow. The cost of this is approximately £30 return but fares vary depending on the time of day and if you book if advance. Coaches run for 24 hours, departing approximately every hour. The ticket vendor will provide you with coach times and relevant information. The coach will drop you at Pool Valley coach station which is near the Brighton seafront. More information is available at National Express website (see above).
By train – After clearing passport control and baggage reclaim make your way to Heathrow Underground station. This will be clearly marked. You will need to purchase a single Underground ticket from Heathrow to London Victoria station. This should cost approximately £4.00.
The first leg of this journey is on the Piccadilly line – please see London Tube Map: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/standard-tube-map.pdf. On arrival at Green Park Underground Station you will need to change trains and board a Victoria line underground train heading Southbound. After one stop you will reach your destination – Victoria Station.
On arrival at Victoria station follow the signs for Victoria Mainline Station/National Rail. Once at Victoria station you will need to purchase a return train ticket from Victoria to Brighton. The cost of this is approximately £30 Return but this fare varies depending on the time of day and can be cheaper if you book in advance. The ticket vendor will provide you with train times and relevant information or you can get further information and timetables from London Victoria to Brighton from the National Rail website (see above). Please note that trains do NOT run all night – it is advisable to travel by coach if arriving at Heathrow after 9pm.
By taxi – Taxis from the airport can be expensive. If you wish to book in advance you can contact sussexchauffeurs either by telephone (+44) (0) 1444 884170 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. It will cost approximately £80 one way from Heathrow to Brighton depending on the time of day. You will need to pay in advance by credit card.
When you arrive in Brighton
If you require a taxi from the train station or coach station (Pool Valley) to your hotel they are usually available from the taxi ranks. If you need to ring for one please call Streamline Taxis 01273 747474 or City Cabs 01273 205 205.
How to get to Sussex University from Brighton
The University of Sussex is located at Falmer approximately 4 miles from the centre of Brighton.
By train (easiest if you are staying near station) Trains run regularly from Brighton station to Falmer station, and take approximately ten
minutes. A return fare is approximately £4.50 per day and can be purchased on the day. Enquiries (train times nationwide) – 08457 484950. For further information and timetables, see the National Rail website. When you arrive at Falmer station go under the subway into Sussex University Campus.
A map is attached showing you the campus.
By bus (may be easier if you are staying near seafront)
Bus numbers 28, 29, 29A, 29B and 29C travel between Brighton (Old Steine) and Lewes and stop outside the University campus; bus number 23 and 25 runs between Brighton (Churchill Square and Old Steine) and the University and comes onto the campus. Enquiries: Local bus services – Brighton and Hove Bus Co.
How to book hotel accommodation in Brighton
Accommodation on campus is not guaranteed. However, we have pre-booked a limited number of rooms on campus. Please contact Noah Gabriel Martin for help with this at N.Martin@sussex.ac.uk.
Otherwise, please make your own accommodation booking at the hotel of your choice. Brighton offers a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. A selection of hotels may be found here on the official Brighton tourist site: http://www.visitbrighton.com/site/accommodation. In addition, the University of Sussex maintains an approved list of hotels and guest houses in the Brighton & Hove area. All of these establishments have been visited and approved by the University Approved Hotels Working Panel and will be reviewed annually.
The list is available at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/findus/wheretostay
We recommend you choose a hotel in central Brighton so that you can transfer to Falmer, where the University of Sussex campus is located, by either train or bus.
Should you need any further information, please don’ t hesitate to contact us.
The Conference Programme shall be produced shortly.