PSSL 100
21 - 22 May 2016, Cambridge

Internet Access

The CMS provides access to the eduroam Wifi network. Participants can obtain the configuration instructions from their home institution. If your institution does not provide eduroam, please ask the organisers for a wireless internet token to connect to the UniOfCam Wifi network. (Note: older Android devices (version 2.3.x) are no longer able to connect to our University eduroam service.)

Getting to Cambridge

We recommend using Stansted airport north of London, which has very easy transport links to Cambridge by rail (half hour journey) and coach (one hour journey). Other London airports such as Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick are also connected to Cambridge by rail and coach (though with longer travel times).

Train travel: You can find rail timetables here. Notice that in the UK, taking a "return ticket" is usually much cheaper than taking two "single tickets". If you need to keep your ticket (for example to claim back travel expenses), then do not put it into the stiles when leaving Cambridge station: show it to the attendant and say that you have to keep it, and he/she will let you through.

Coach travel: You can find coach timetables and book tickets here.

Hire cars: Any of the London airports will have car rental firms, which you can find on the appropriate airport websites. Cambridge is serviced by the M11 coming up from London. For the Centre of Mathematical Sciences, take the third Cambridge exit, which is junction 13 on the M11.

Finding the conference

Here is a Google Map displaying relevant locations for the conference.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner took place in Newnham College on the evening of the Saturday 21 May. It was a three-course served meal with wine in the beautiful dining hall. The cost was £40 per person, free for students.


The weekend of the conference is the weekend before most of our exams begin, so traditionally it can be quite warm so that remaining inside to revise is made even harder for the students. However, sometimes the weather motivates the students to stay inside with some rain and wind; so be sure to pack coats and umbrellas. In the last few weeks it really has been oscillating between high (26°C) and low (12°C and rain) with not very much warning.

Getting around Cambridge

Most places in Cambridge are easy to reach on foot. There are some buses around which you can use; here is the route map. Uni4 and Citi4 are the only routes that go near the Maths department. You could also hire a bike, for example with Station Cycles. Taxi numbers are for example 01223 715715 (Panther) or 01223 704704 (camcab).