UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
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 , UEA is world-renowned for environmental scholarship, and it has played an important role in the work of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 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.
THE CITY OF NORWICH
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 .
NORMAC UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION
Delegates are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements in Norwich. Delegates seeking accommodation on the UEA campus may wish to enquire at Broadview Lodge , the university’s hotel. Rooms in UEA halls may also be available, but UEA students are still in residence during NORMAC conference dates. Registered delegates not studying at UEA will be informed if any such rooms can be secured.
Delegates preferring to stay in the centre of Norwich will find numerous private options there, and frequent buses travel to and from campus each day. The First Bus Blue Lines (buses 25 and 26) run from the city centre to UEA campus every seven minutes during the day Monday to Saturday, every 10 minutes during the day on Sundays, and every 15 minutes in the evenings. Example accommodation options along these lines, or a short walk from them, include:
- £ – Travelodge North Central Riverside , Travelodge Norwich Central
- ££ – Central Hotel ; Premier Inn Nelson City Centre ; Riverside Guest House
- £££ – St Giles House Hotel
NORMAC UNIVERSITY MEALS
Morning and afternoon refreshments, 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 .
FINDING YOUR WAY TO NORMAC UNIVERSITY
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 evening before the conference begins. Detailed arrival instructions will be circulated in the run-up to the conference.