Delegate Information

Summary

The conference begins on Monday evening in Carlisle city centre with a drinks reception and buffet at The Halston Hotel between 5pm-7pm. Situated on one of the main routes into Carlisle city centre, The Halston Hotel is 5 minutes by car from Junction 43 on the M6 and a 3 minute walk from Carlisle train station. The Halston offers excellent accommodation should you wish to arrive in Carlisle a few days early to explore the local area.

On Tuesday morning the conference will begin at Energus – a high-quality, contemporary conference centre situated on the edge of Workington town centre. The majority of the conference will take place in Energus’ auditorium, with flexible space in the atrium area for networking, poster displays, exhibition stands and refreshments. Energus has its own café on site, making it easy to grab yourself some breakfast or lunch. Our conference dinner on Thursday evening will also be served in the atrium area at Energus.

For those joining the conference on Monday evening at Carlisle (our recommended option) we will be putting on coaches after the drinks reception to transport people from Carlisle to the accommodation ‘zone’ in Cockermouth. We will also provide daily coaches between the accommodation zone and the conference venue, Energus. We do anticipate putting on coaches to both Newcastle and Manchester airports after the conference. Therefore, most delegates will only need to make their own way to Carlisle which is well connected by train. However, we have included detailed instructions below for those planning to join the conference after the drinks reception.

Directions to the Drinks Reception Venue

The Halston Hotel, Monday 9th September 17:00hrs – 19:00hrs

By Train

If travelling by train you will need to take the West Coast Mainline to Carlisle train station. The train journey from Manchester to Carlisle takes 1 hour 45 minutes on a direct train, from London it takes around 3 hours 15 minutes on a direct train. For more details visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

By Car From the North

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 44
  • At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Kingston Road/A7
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Georgian Way/A7
  • Turn right on to Warwick Road and the destination will be on the left

By Car From the South

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 43
  • Take the A69 for 2 miles until you reach Rosehill roundabout. Take the 1st exit onto Rotary Way.
  • Continue on to Warwick Road and the destination will be on the left.

Parking

Ample car parking on site.

By Air from Manchester Airport:

By car, the journey time from Manchester Airport to Carlisle is 2 hours via the M6.

By train, the journey time from Manchester Airport to Carlisle is around 2 hours on a direct train.

By Air from Newcastle Airport:

By car, the journey time from Newcastle Airport to Carlisle is around 1 hour 15 minutes.

By train, the journey takes around 2 hours and involves 2 changes.

By Air from London Heathrow Airport:

By car, the journey time is approximately 5 hours.

By train, follow the instructions above. The journey from London Heathrow to Carlisle via train takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes and involves 1 change.

After the drinks reception, we will move on to the accommodation ‘zone’ in Cockermouth town centre where delegates can check into their hotels/B&Bs for the week.

As mentioned, we will arrange coaches for those travelling from Carlisle to the accommodation zone in Cockermouth.  Otherwise you can join the conference by travelling directly to the accommodation zone.

Directions to the accommodation zone

(Cockermouth Town Centre)

By Train

If travelling by train you will need to take the West Coast Mainline to Carlisle train station. You will then need to take a taxi from Carlisle to Cockermouth which takes around 40 minutes.

By Car From the North

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 44
  • Take the A689, then the A595 to Cockermouth

By Car From the South

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 40
  • Take the A66 to Cockermouth

By Air from Manchester Airport:

By car, the journey time from Manchester Airport to Cockermouth is 2 hours 30 minutes via the M6/A66.

By train, the journey time from Manchester Airport to Carlisle is around 2 hours on a direct train. You will then need to take a taxi from Carlisle to Cockermouth which takes around 40 minutes.

By Air from Newcastle Airport:

By car, the journey time from Newcastle Airport to Cockermouth is around 2 hours.

By train, the journey from Newcastle Airport to Carlisle takes around 2 hours and involves 2 changes. You will then need to take a taxi from Carlisle to Cockermouth which takes around 40 minutes.

By Air from London Heathrow Airport:

By car, the journey time is approximately 6 hours.

By train, follow the instructions above. The journey from London Heathrow to Carlisle via train takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes and involves 1 change. You will then need to take a taxi from Carlisle to Cockermouth which takes around 40 minutes.

Directions to the to the conference venue

(Energus)

The Miller Conference commences on Tuesday 10th September from 8am at Energus – a high-quality, contemporary conference centre situated on the edge of Workington town centre. The main presentations will take place in the auditorium, with flexible space in the atrium area for networking, poster displays, exhibition stands and refreshments. Energus has its own café on site, open from 8am – 3pm. The conference dinner on Thursday 12th September will also take place at Energus.

Coaches will be arranged for those travelling from the accommodation zone to the conference venue, Energus, and back at the start and end of each conference day. Otherwise you can join the conference by travelling directly to Energus.

The conference closes at 7pm on Friday 13th September. We plan to put on coaches to Manchester and Newcastle Airport, depending on demand and travel times.

By Train

If travelling by train you will need to take the West Coast Mainline to Carlisle train station. From Carlisle, you will need to take a train to Workington train station, which takes around 50 minutes. You will then require a short taxi journey from Workington station to Energus.

By Car From the North

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 44
  • Take the A595 bypass to Cockermouth
  • Then follow the A66 heading towards Workington. At the roundabout turn left onto the A595 for Whitehaven.
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Branthwaite Road. Then take your next left onto Blackwood Road, and then first right into Energus’ carpark.

By Car From the South

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 40
  • Take the A66 until you bypass Cockermouth
  • Then follow the A595 for Whitehaven
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Branthwaite Road. Then take your next left onto Blackwood Road, and then first right where you will find the entrance.

Parking

Ample car parking on site.

By Air from Manchester Airport:

By car, the journey time from Manchester Airport to Workington is 3 hours via the M6 and A66/A595

By train, the journey time from Manchester Airport to Workington is 3 hours 30 minutes and involves 1 change.

By Air from Newcastle Airport:

By car, the journey time from Newcastle Airport to Workington is around 2 hours.

By train, the journey takes around 3 hours 20 minutes and involves 3 changes.

By Air from London Heathrow Airport:

By car, the journey time is approximately 6 hours.

By train, follow the instructions above. The journey from London Heathrow to Workington via train takes approximately 5 hours 40 minutes and involves 2 changes.

Entry to the UK

Please check with the British Embassy or Consulate in your country regarding documentation required to enter in to the UK.  You may also be able to find guidance via this weblink: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

If you need an official invitation to attend the event and to support your application, please contact the event organisers by email at your earliest convenience: dcfreception@manchester.ac.uk

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Things to do…

The Lake District National Park

The Lake District is England’s largest National Park, a popular holiday destination famous for its natural beauty and magnificent scenery. The Lake District can provide adventure to all; whether it be mountain or valley walking, climbing, lake swimming, cycling, sailing, or visiting one of its many tourist attractions, you’re sure to find something to suit you. The Lake District National Park has recently been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

To see more of what The Lake District has to offer visit: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk

Below are a few examples of interesting places to visit, close to the conference venue.

 

Keswick

Keswick is the North Lakes most popular destination. Nestling between the Skiddaw Mounts and Derwentwater, it is an award winning town with a range of services far larger than might be expected. You can find lots of lovely unique shops and cafes both in the main Market Square and down every alley and side street. Most of the art galleries and theatres sell photographs, paintings, pottery and jewellery made by local artists and craftspeople. Attractions such as the Theatre by the Lake and The Puzzling Place Exhibition are a must see Keswick is around 25 minutes by car from the conference venue.

 

St Bees

The village of St Bees is just south of St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Cumbria, on the coastal strip between the Lakeland fells and the Irish Sea. It has a history going back over 1,000 years and has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years. It’s well known for its Norman Priory dating from 1120 dedicated to our own Saint Bega, who is said to have landed here from Ireland in AD 850. Also, for its 400-year old school, and as the start of the Wainwright “Coast to Coast” Walk. There is a large sandy beach with a promenade and visitor facilities, and to the north are the towering red sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head; which is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales and an important RSPB seabird reserve. St Bees is 25 minutes by car from the conference venue.

 

Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an attractive market town and is one of only 51 towns in Great Britain designated as a ‘Gem’ town, recommended for preservation by the state as part of our national heritage. Just 8 miles from Crummock Water and the dramatic Lakeland mountains, Cockermouth is a thriving town with medieval and Georgian streets beneath the castle walls. The town is well known for its specialty shops, cafes and restaurants, Jennings brewery and many art galleries. Cockermouth is around 10 minutes by car from the conference venue.

 

Whitehaven

A Georgian harbour side town on the West Coast of Cumbria, Whitehaven is another Gem town with tourist attractions such as The Beacon, The Rum Story and the recently redeveloped marina. No longer a working port, Whitehaven was once one of Britain’s three largest importers of tobacco, rum, spices and sugar and at one time was second only to London. Now, Whitehaven is the starting point of the popular 140 mile long Coast2Coast cycle route that travels along the Whitehaven to Ennerdale Cycle path, through the scenic delights of the Lake District before reaching the north east coast.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation is available in Cockermouth, just a 10-minute car journey from the conference venue. We recommend that you book your accommodation as early as possible, as the area soon sells out due to its location close to tourist destinations and the Lake District National Park.

Higher Price Bracket

The Trout Hotel – Bed & Breakfast from £126.00 per night

Hundith Hill Hotel – Bed & Breakfast from £120.00 per night

 

Mid-Price Bracket

Croft Guest House – Bed & Breakfast from £85.00 per night

Allerdale Court Hotel – Bed & Breakfast from £80.00 per night

Six Castlegate Guest House – Bed & Breakfast from £75.00 per night

Manor House Hotel – Bed & Breakfast from £70.00 per night

 

Lower Price Bracket

Premier Inn – Room Only from £55.00 per night

Travelodge – Room Only from £60.00 per night

The Rook Guest House – Bed & Breakfast from £35.00 per night

Riverside Guest House – Bed & Breakfast from £30.00 per night

 

Cottages and Apartments

The Old Homestead – 10 rooms sleeps up to 25 people, enquire direct for prices

Irene Court Apartment – 2 rooms sleeps up to 4 people from £115.00 per night

Rose Cottage – 6 rooms sleeps up to 11 people from £100.00 per night

Red Rose Cottage – 2 rooms sleeps up to 4 people from £98.00 per night

Graysonside Self Catering Apartments – from £80.00 per night

Tanner’s Cottage – 1 room sleeps up to 2 people from £52.00 per night (must be booked for 7 nights minimum)

Poet’s Retreat – 2 rooms sleeps up to 4 people from £65.00 per night (must be booked for 7 nights minimum)

Bell Cottage – 1 room sleeps up to 2 people from £50.00 per night (must be booked for 7 nights minimum)

The Miller Trust for Radiation Chemistry

The Miller Trust for Radiation Chemistry is a charity registered in the United Kingdom (registration number 802533). The objects of the Trust are for the advancement of public education concerning the chemical effects of radiation. The Trust was organised by former colleagues and friends of the late Dr Nicholas Miller, with one of the aims being to organise regular scientific conferences in the UK and other countries in Europe in the general subject area of radiation chemistry.
Miller Conferences have been held at two-year intervals since 1959 and provide a European equivalent of the Gordon Research Conference in Radiation Chemistry, long-established in the USA.

The Miller Trustee Board members are:

Dr Laura Beth Leay
Dr David Charles Grills
Prof Mats Jonsson (Chair)
Dr Clelia Dispenza
Prof Frederick John Currell
Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly

Dr Samy Remita
Dr Sophie Le Caer
Dr Vladimir Feldman
Dr Piotr Ulanski
Dr Israel-Sorin Zilbermann
Dr Tanja Jurkin

Sponsors / Exhibitors

The Miller Conference will provide a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Further details can be found here.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at The Miller Conference, please contact register@millerconference2019.co.uk

CONTACT US

If you need further information about the event please get in touch with the event management team at Marick who’ll be happy to assist.

E: register@millerconference2019.co.uk
T: +44 (0)161 877 7693

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