The summer school will be located on the campus of the University of East Anglia in the beautiful country of Norfolk on the edge of one of the great historic cathedral cities. Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, dominating the city, are the reminders of the city’s long and fascinating history, which from the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important.
Norwich is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the UK with its main attractions within a short walk of the city centre. The city centre is easily accessible by a frequent public bus service and local taxi companies offer reasonable prices between campus and the city centre. Find out more about Norwich here.
UEA Campus is set within 320 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside. The Sportspark and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts give visitors the chance to play sports in England’s largest indoor facility and view spectacular art in a world-renowned museum. Find out more by clicking on the place names above.
The summer school will be held at the modern Thomas Paine Study Centre located on the UEA Campus.
There will be a reception on the evening of Monday. Summer school dinner is on Wednesday at the Modern Life Cafe restaurant, located at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) – a spectacular Norman Foster building situated on the UEA campus. Summer School participants will have an opportunity to join a guided tour of the SCVA before we sit for dinner.
The lecture theatre is only three minute walk away from the on-campus student accommodation. Britten House provides light, en-suite rooms grouped in 8 or 12-person flats, with a central wide corridor and a purpose-built kitchen/diner. The residents are only minutes away from the University’s academic buildings, as well as the Student Union and the Sportspark.
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The University of East Anglia is situated about 110 miles north-east of London.
The most convenient international airports are Norwich Airport (offering some UK destinations and frequent KLM service to Amsterdam) and London Stansted Airport. There are direct train connections to Norwich from London, Cambridge, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool. Taxis from the train station take 15 minutes and cost £10 (approx). FirstBus Routes 25 & 26 depart from the station forecourt and serve the University directly. Maps and travel information are available here.