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Lancaster University

George Fox Building,
Lancaster University

Telephone: +44 (0) 1524 65201


The George Fox Building is not a venue, but a succession of venues. Inside, beyond a foyer space brimming with natural light, you’ll find flexible spaces full of versatility and possibility.

We will also be using other spaces, including the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts building as the venue for our Conference Dinner, giving you the chance to get to know the campus. All venues are in walking distance with accessible footpaths throughout campus.

Please note that delegates will be able to obtain a car parking permit for campus parking. Further details will be delivered with joining instructions.


Getting to Lancaster

Lancaster University lies approximately 3 miles south of the City of Lancaster. The city is within 70 miles of Manchester’s International Airport and well served by road and public transport links.

If using an online route planner or satnav, the main University postcode is LA1 4YW. 

For information on getting to Lancaster, please see the University's website


How to find us

Lancaster University lies approximately 3 miles south of the City of Lancaster, which is on the West Coast Main Line with regular rail services from destinations throughout the UK. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.

There is a frequent direct bus link between the railway station and the campus.  The 4 and 4A bus services operate between Lancaster Railway Station (Platform 3 exit) and Lancaster University every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes. The journey time is around 25 minutes from the station.   

View or download a PDF version of Lancaster University's campus map

Navigate around Lancaster University campus using our interactive map


Campus facilities
The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, with its own theatre, art gallery and concert series.  The campus is home to banks, a post office, supermarkets, a bookshop, a bakery, hairdresser, charity shop, hair and beauty salons – and even an ice cream parlour! There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus, with cafes, restaurants and nine college bars. Campus outlets opening hours  Our sports centre offers a wide range of facilities, classes and activities which are open to the public, staff and students alike. The Woodland Walk is a 2.6 mile walk through beautiful woodlands and the fitness trail is a free and easily accessible way to exercise on campus, with 11 different exercise stations along the 700m trail.Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

Campus is also home to a dental practice, pharmacy and health centre, which is part of the city's Lancaster Medical Practice group.


Things to do in Lancaster


Lancaster is one of England’s Heritage Cities. From things to do, to places to eat and drink - there’s plenty going on for you to enjoy whilst you’re staying with us. More information on things to do in and around the city can be found on the University's website.

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle is owned by Her Majesty the Queen, who is the Duke of Lancaster. As well as being a fortification, the Castle was also Europe’s longest-serving operational prison until its closure in March 2011. Access to the castle is via daily guided tours. More information can be found on their website.

Williamson Park

Visit Williamson Park’s 54 acres of beautiful parkland and enchanting walks with breath taking views of the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells and mountains. Whilst you’re there you can also step inside the tropical butterfly house or visit the Ashton Memorial.

Lancaster Comedy Club

Lancaster Comedy Club at The Borough has a reputation as one of the area’s best Sunday nights out, combining dining and laughs. If you’d like further information on any of these activities, or for a full guide of what’s on in Lancaster just visit the website.

Lancaster’s Real Ale & Tipple Trail

If cask ales are your thing you’re in luck. With 28 real ale pubs and 167 hand pumps all within a few minutes’ walk of Lancaster’s Market Square - you’ll be spoilt for choice. For a handy map to find all the real ale venues just search Northern City of Ale in your web browser.

Lancaster Escape

Lancaster Escape consists of being locked in a room for sixty minutes. The only way to escape is by working as a team to solve a series of clues, riddles and puzzles. Visit their website to find out more.