The Joint Assembly will be held at the University of Liverpool’s Central Teaching Hub; a state-of-the-art building and a unique, multi-disciplinary teaching facility. Set in the heart of Georgian-Victorian Liverpool, the University campus is an eclectic mix of old and new, punctuated by green spaces and flanked by not one but two monumental cathedrals. The venue is just a short walk from the bustling city centre, Lime Street Station and a number of other thriving areas with plenty to see and do on any budget! A detailed campus map, including venue location, visitor parking, crèche facility and the entrances to the CTH are marked on the below map, and the welcome desk will be set-up at the West entrance from 9am on Wednesday 4th January. Map Download.
The conference will have a Meet-and-Greet event at McCooleys on the 3rd, Ice-breaker with poster session in the Central Teaching Hub on the 4th, conference party and dinner at the Camp and Furnace on the 5th and for those staying for one of our workshops, or just to explore the city, a pub crawl on the 6thJanuary.
Liverpool is known for its industrial past, and the footprint of industry is still evident in its architecture; this harbour town, infamous the World-over for the Beatles, the Titanic and its footballing is a cultural hub in the North of England, a locale not to be missed! We’ve put together a short guide to familiarise yourself with the different areas in Liverpool, some recommended accommodation options to suit every budget and a list of the bars and eateries not to be missed.
Albert dock: On the edge of the city centre, the Albert dock is one of the most iconic places to visit in Liverpool. A huge warehouse converted into luxury apartments, shops, restaurants, museums, and hotels, Albert dock is the place not to miss in Liverpool!
The Baltic triangle: Used as storage when 40% of the world’s trade was passing through Liverpool, the Baltic Triangle’s warehouses have nowadays been converted and renovated into restaurants, pubs and nightclubs or even ephemeral art galleries. About 15 minutes’ walk away from the city centre, you will be able to enjoy the Baltic’s triangle delights during our social dinner.
The Cathedrals: Because one cathedral is two mainstream, Liverpool has two! At either end of the aptly named Hope Street you can clamber to the top of the impressive tower of the Anglican Cathedral for an unparalleled view over Liverpool and across the estuary to Wales, or enjoy the beauty of the glass work inside the circular Metropolitan Cathedral.
Liverpool One: Newly built, Liverpool One is the city centre shopping area. Counting numerous shops, Liverpool One also offers all the usual mainstream restaurants and bars, cinema as well as a number of other attractions such as mini-golf, seasonal markets and ice skating.
Bold Street: In between Liverpool Central and Concert Square, Bold Street offers the most cosmopolitan experience in Liverpool. Whether you want to drink coffee surrounded by arts and crafts, pick up an authentic Lebanese meal or grab some hand-made leather shoes Bold Street has it all!
Concert Square: Located a few minutes away from the city centre by foot, Concert Square is considered to be the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife. It offers a wide variety of pubs and nightclubs, from flashy in-your-face nightclubs to discrete cocktail bars; here you will find the atmosphere you’re looking for. Our Ice-breaker will bring you in the centre of Concert Square for a preview.
Mathew Street: Right in the city centre, Mathew Street saw the Beatles rise to fame at The Cavern Club. Riding on the fabulous-four fame, Mathew Street has become one of the most famous places in Liverpool. It will provide you with the ultimate “Scouse experience” with its numerous pubs and clubs that almost never sleep.
Radio Tower: In close proximity to Lime street station, the Radio Tower offers a panoramic view over Liverpool, the Mersey/ the Irish Sea as well as onto the Wirral and the Ordovician mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales.
Lark Lane: Leading to Sefton Park, Lark lane has become famous thanks to its bohemian style. Packed with numerous craft stores, antique and vintage shops, and independent cafes, bars and restaurants this is the ultimate spot for brunch or a chilled night out!
There are plenty of accommodation options in Liverpool to suit every budget, here we’ve put together a few of our favourites, and hope to offer conference registrant’s discount – coming soon!
We are proud to offer a fully funded crèche for the participants of the Joint Assembly who require childcare during the conference, a provision that has been subsidised by TSG. The location of this facility is marked on the map at the top of this page
Bars and Eateries
Liverpool has a rapidly growing social and culinary scene, this guide should have a bit of everything but it’s by no means comprehensive!
Travel and Transport
Taxis are a cheap and convenient way of getting around in Liverpool, cheaper-still than hailing a black cab, a number of private hire options are available by phone or with Apps for apple and android:
Delta - 0151 922 7373
ComCab - 0151 298 2222 (5 passenger seats as standard)
Alpha - 0151 722 8888
Village - 0151 427 7909
Parking is available at a cost at the University and more information regarding transport to the University, disabled access and more can be found at the Visiting Liverpool page".