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The Coordination of Development

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge (SLCU), Cambridge, UK

19-21 September, 2018



We have reserved a limited number of single en-suite bed and breakfast rooms for the nights of 19, 20 and 21 September at Downing College Cambridge.  Downing College sits amidst 20 acres of lawns and trees, yet it is within half a mile of the historic centre of Cambridge. The buildings date back to the beginning of the 19th century and are predominantly neo-classical in style conveying a sense of elegance and spaciousness.

Downing hall Downing grounds

Room information

  • single en-suite bedroom with shower
  • bedding, towels and complimentary soap/shampoo/shower gel provided
  • free wifi
  • tea and coffee making facilities in each room
  • English breakfast is included and available from the self-service cafeteria in the College Hall  from 8:00-9:00

Check in from 14:00

Check out by 09:30

On arrival, please go to the Porters' Lodge where you will be given a key, directions to your room and a college map.
Despite the term “Porters”, it is not part of a College Porter’s duties to handle luggage. You must carry your own luggage to your room.

Please vacate your room and return the keys to the Porters' Lodge on the day of departure by 9:30 to enable the rooms to be serviced for incoming guests. Downing College is not able to offer luggage storage on departure, but luggage may be stored at SLCU.

Alternative accommodation

Rooms at Downing will be allocated on a first come first served basis. After all the rooms have been allocated, and for those who would prefer not to stay at Downing, please register as a day delegate and source your own accommodation.The websites below may help: