Registration: 2 May 2014 (extended to accomodate financial year changes)

Abstracts: 20 Apr 2014

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS

Oxford Astrophysics

The Rutherford Laboratory

Open University Astronomy

St Anne's College


THE UNIVERSE IN THE LIGHT OF AKARI and Synergy with future Large Space Telescopes 9 - 11 July 2014 - Oxford, UK

Getting around Oxford

The University has a number of maps showing the locations of University departments, colleges, museums, etc available by clicking this link.

The sub-Department of Astrophysics, where the Conference will take place, is located at in the Denys Wilkinson Building (listed as building 38 in the Science Area map). St Anne's College, the official conference accommodation, is college 27 in the Colleges and Halls map. This whole area can be covered in 5-10 minutes on foot.

If you are planning your own route, post codes are useful when searching for locations on, for example, Google Maps, and are listed below at the UK Postcode equivalents of Right Ascension and Declination (J2014):

Getting to Oxford


Oxford is located near London and so is served by all greater London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted) and by Birmingham Airport, although Heathrow is by far the most convenient.

From Heathrow or Gatwick, we recommend using the fast and frequent coach service The AirLine, which will take you directly to the Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station in the centre of Oxford. From there, you can walk to just about anywhere in the centre of Oxford, take a city bus, or take a taxi. A taxi all the way from Heathrow is prohibitively expensive. For coaches from other airports and destinations, see National Express.


There are regular services to/from Oxford from/to London Paddington Station which take about an hour. There are also regular links to other parts of the country via Didcot, Reading and Birmingham. A good starting point for route and schedule information is National Rail.The Oxford train station is at the edge of the city centre. The Cityline 2C/2D bus service leaves the train station every 30 minutes between 7:10am and 7.10pm Monday to Saturday and stops on Banbury Road at the intersection with Keble Road (just across the street from the Astrophysics sub-Department, i.e. number 38 on the Science Area map). A taxi to just about anywhere in Oxford itself should cost you less than £10.


Two reliable services operate from London: the X90 and Oxford Tube. Both leave/arrive from London Victoria Station and arrive/leave at the Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station in the centre of Oxford, with several additional stops in both London and Oxford. Travel time depends on traffic condition and rush hours in London should be avoided. Coach services are also available to/from other parts of the country. See National Express.