Zoe Wicomb and the Translocal: Scotland and South Africa

13-14 September 2012, University of York

Accommodation and Transport


The conference will take place in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York.

A map of the Heslington West campus is available here:


To reach the university:

By Bus

The 4  and 44 depart from the railway station at frequent intervals (usually no longer than every ten minutes). The scheduled journey time from the railway station to Heslington is 20 minutes. Single fare is £1.90, and returns are also available. The timetable is available here http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/york/journey_planning/timetables/?day=1&source_id=2&service=4&routeid=43142&operator=29&source=sp

The closest bus stop to the Berrick Saul Building is the J.B Morell Library Stop.

By Taxi

A journey by taxi from the railway station to the University will take approximately 15 minutes. There is a taxi rank just outside the station. The University has a preferred taxi company, Ebor Taxis (01904 641441). Alternatively, try Fleetways Taxis (01904 645333) or Streamline Taxis (01904 638833).

By Car

The easiest route to the University is to take the outer ring road (A64 on the south and east sides of the city, A1237 around the north and west) to the junction with the Hull/Bridlington roads (A1079/A166). Turn off at the exit marked University and follow the signs past Grimston Bar and down Field Lane to University Road. This route avoids the city centre and known traffic black spots.

The nearest Park and Ride to the University is Grimston Bar, off the A1079. Limited pay-and-display parking is also available on campus. More information can be found here: http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/estates/transport/parking/index.html

The closest carparks are the Central and South lots.


Reasonably priced rooms are available from Travelodge, which has two branches in York: Micklegate, and Central. The Micklegate branch is closer to the station and bus stops for campus but about a 30-40 minute walk away, while Central is about a 20 minute walk from campus.


There are also college rooms on campus


as well as a range of B&Bs in the area:

Ashley House: http://www.ashleyguesthouse.co.uk/accommodation.htm

On Scott Street, close to the station, city centre, city walls and river walks.

Chelmsford Place Guest House: http://chelmsfordplace.co.uk/

On Fulford Road, 20 minutes walk from University, own limited private parking available

Friars Rest Guest House: http://www.friarsrest.co.uk/

On Fulford Road, 20 minutes walk from University, own limited private parking available

Gregory’s Guest House: http://www.gregorysofyork.co.uk/accommodation/

On Bishopthorpe Road, a picturesque 30 minute walk to the University via Butcher Terrace/Millenium bridge/Hospital Fields Road/barracks/Walmgate stray, or a 15 minute walk into the City Centre

Midway House: http://www.midwayhouseyork.co.uk/

On Fulford Road, 20 minutes walk from University, parking

A traditional B and B with a good reputation

Moorgarth Guesthouse: http://www.moorgarthyork.co.uk/

On Fulford Road, 20 minutes walk from University, own limited private parking available

Four Poster Guest House (aka Victoria Villa): http://www.fourposterlodge.co.uk/

On Heslington Road, 15-20 minutes walk from University, on-street parking

A traditional B and B.

Turnberry House: http://www.turnberryhouse.com/

On Fulford Road, 20 minutes walk from University, limited parking

For (cheaper) dormitory-style accommodation see




More accommodation options can be found here:


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at wicombandthetranslocal@gmail.com


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Zoe Wicomb and the Translocal

September 13th, 2012
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