Logistics for PoreCamp 2016
Can I arrive earlier or leave later than scheduled?
Yes, please contact Victoria Sutcliffe at FXPlus to arrange accommodation for a longer stay (firstname.lastname@example.org). Accommodation is limited so please be aware that this is subject to availability. Please state that you are attending the ‘Centre for Ecology and Conservation’ PoreCamp event 15-19 August to obtain discounted rates.
PoreCamp2016 is held at:
University of Exeter
Cornwall TR10 9FE
Directions to the Penryn Campus
Arrival on Monday
Please report to the Yellow seminar room in the Exchange from 12.30 onwards on Monday 15th August to collect you name badge and participant pack and to enjoy the welcome buffet. The course will get started at 2.30pm.
Once the talks on Monday are complete, please report to Glasney Lodge Reception Desk (a short walk from the Exchange) to collect your room key and settle in. Please note that you will be unable to check in to your room until 4pm (unless you have booked to stay an extra night prior to PoreCamp).
Storing your DNA on arrival
If you are bringing your own samples we will have an ice bucket out during the reception and will transfer these to a lab fridge. Please ensure your sample is labelled clearly. We can accept no responsibility for loss or damage to your samples. If you are arriving earlier and need to store DNA, there are fridges available in the accommodation block which can be used. Obviously please make sure your sample container is clean and contaminant-free. Please do not bring any RNA or tissue samples to the course.
Dinner on Monday
We have a dinner booked as part of the course which will be in the Lower Stannary room in the Daphne Du Maurier building at 19.30. Max has sent out a form requesting your choices for the meal, please complete this by Wednesday 10th August (http://doodle.com/poll/kgacg7uz67ksshxm).
Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
Yes. Please ensure you email Max Brunt (email@example.com) with any dietary requirements by Wednesday 13th July.
Is dinner/beer included?
No. This is primarily to reduce costs and give participants the widest possible choice of options. We have arranged onsite catering for Monday 15th August but will likely eat off-campus or arrange for take-aways the other evenings.
Details can be found here http://www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/about/penryn/findus
Notes for international travellers:
Please note that Penryn is around 5 hours by train from London Paddington. I suggest catching a red-eye flight to arrive in London early on Sunday 14th August so you have plenty of time to complete the journey to Penryn. You will need to book an additional nights’ accommodation for the 14th August in Penryn (see above).
If you are booking trans-atlantic flights, I highly recommend one which lands at London Heathrow. That way you can catch the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect directly to London Paddington. From there you can catch a train to Truro and then change for a train to Falmouth. Alternatively you may be able to fly via Amsterdam and connect to a flight to Exeter before catching the train to Truro (cuts about 2 hours off the train travel time). Details can be obtained from http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
Taxi shares for departure on Friday 19th August
If you will be requiring a taxi after PoreCamp has finished on Friday, please contact Vicki Sutcliffe who will help arrange shared taxis for those heading in the same direction (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Who to contact for help
If you encounter any problems during your travels to Penryn, or have any questions about accommodation, please contact Vicki Sutcliffe on +44 (0) 1326 253466 (email@example.com).
If you have any course queries, please contact Max Brunt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you next week!
We are looking forward to a productive and enjoyable week in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK.
Cornwall even has a village with the name MinIONs – clearly in our honour: