The host of NORMAC is the University of East Anglia , one of the UK’s top 25 universities, home to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research , and world-renowned for environmental scholarship. Founded in 1963, the university boasts iconic modernist architecture, as well as extraordinary permanent collections of modern and world art at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts . The university campus is situated in 320 acres of green and rolling parkland two miles west of the centre of the vibrant and historic cathedral city of Norwich. Frequent bus service connects the campus and the city.


Named a UNESCO City of Literature in 2012, Norwich has had a long relationship with books and learning. Students are welcome here. Norwich was also the second city of England for several centuries from the Middle Ages to the Georgian Era, when it grew wealthy on agriculture and trade. This prosperity is still reflected in the city’s fine architectural heritage of two cathedrals, many medieval churches, narrow cobbled streets lined with merchants houses, and imposing civic buildings. Today, Norwich is a very lively and walkable city, with many pedestrianised lanes lined with shops, cafes and restaurants, all converging on a large market square.

Though NORMAC is an all-day affair, visiting delegations will still have time to explore Norwich’s many historic and modern attractions. For more about what Norwich has to offer the visitor, see the website of Visit Norwich .


Accommodation details for NORMAC will be available closer to the conference dates.  It is anticipated that a number of rooms will be available in one of the University of East Anglia’s modern residential halls at a reasonable student rate.  Delegates seeking alternative campus accommodation may wish to enquire at Broadview Lodge , the university’s hotel. Delegates preferring to stay in the centre of Norwich will find numerous private hotels there, though city accommodation will necessitate bus travel to and from campus each day.

Morning and afternoon tea and coffee, as well as lunch, will be provided to delegates whilst NORMAC is in session, except during the field day in Cambridge. An informal welcome dinner will also be provided on the first evening, and a finale dinner on the last evening. Delegates will be free to arrange other meals as they wish. A restaurant listing is available from the website of Visit Norwich .


The University of East Anglia is located at Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ—see the map below for exact location. Parking at the university is limited and chargeable, but the university provide detailed information about alternative transport options, as well as instructions about how to travel to both the university campus and the city of Norwich by bus, train or air.

It is anticipated that delegates arriving in Norwich from elsewhere will arrive on the Sunday evening before the conference begins.  Detailed arrival instructions will be circulated in the run-up to the conference.