Colloquia are held in the Physics Seminar Room on level 5 of the Physics building (building 46, room 5081). The room is
equipped with a data projector, loudspeakers and overhead projector - let us know if you need any other facilities. Tim's office is
towards the northwest of the building (left out of the lift and left again at the photocopier room), and Ceris French should
be able to track him down from Physics Reception, just to the left of the lift.
|Tim Freegarde ||46/5019 ||023 8059 2347|
|Ceris French (Physics Reception)||46/5001 ||023 8059 2093|
travel by train
The university is roughly equidistant from Southampton's two mainline railway stations: the Airport/Parkway station
is generally the more convenient if you're arriving from the north or east, while trains from Bristol and Brighton only stop at Central.
Trains leave London's Waterloo Station every half hour, and the journey takes a little over an hour. For timetables, try
National Rail, or Deutsche Bahn
for international connections.
There are taxi ranks at both stations, and the excellent UniLink bus (near
the taxis at Central, on the airport side at Parkway) plies between them via the university's Highfield campus, where most passengers alight.
Allow about 15 minutes for the taxi ride, or 20 minutes for the bus (every 10-15 minutes).
travel by air
Eastern Airways and
Aurigny all operate scheduled flights to Southampton. There is no taxi rank at the
airport, but you can 'pre-book' a cab within the terminal, or catch the splendid
UniLink bus from immediately outside. Allow about 15 minutes for the taxi
ride, or 20 minutes for the bus (every 10-15 minutes).
Southampton is expensive for non-commercial flights; Popham, Old Sarum, Lee-on-Solent and Blackbushe are 30-60 minutes' travel away.
Bournemouth, London and Birmingham airports: Allow at least 1-2 hours to travel to/from Bournemouth and London
airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City): only London City is particularly well connected to the national rail
network, and it may be better for us to book a direct cab (Heathrow/Gatwick/Bournemouth) with our regular company.
Birmingham is a little further away, but far better connected so worth investigating. Typical daytime journey times are
given below for public transport - note that for London airports in particular it can take another hour from landing
|Airport ||IATA||ICAO||Journey||Frequency||Allow at least|
|Southampton ||SOU ||EGHI||0:20||15||0:35|
|Bournemouth ||BOH ||EGHH||1:40||60||2:40|
|London Heathrow T1-3||LHR ||EGLL||2:15||60||3:15|
|London Heathrow T4 ||LHR ||EGLL||3:05||30||3:35|
|London Heathrow T5 ||LHR ||EGLL||2:00||60||3:00|
|London Gatwick ||LGW ||EGKK||2:30||15||2:45|
|London Stansted ||STN ||EGSS||3:35||15||3:50|
|London Luton ||LTN ||EGGW||3:20||30||3:50|
|London City ||LCY ||EGLC||1:45||20||2:05|
|Birmingham ||BHX ||EGBB||2:55||60||3:55|
travel by road
From the north and east, follow the M3 and take either branch as it becomes the M27, taking in each case the next
exit for the A27/A33 into Southampton. Cross the Chilworth roundabout onto the A33 (Bassett Avenue), and bear left at
the next roundabout after about a mile. After a further half mile, turn left at the traffic lights on to the A35 (Burgess Road),
and right half a mile later onto University Avenue. The first right turn (Salisbury Road) leads to the Visitors' Car Park
(lower part of the Nuffield car park, to the left of Salisbury Road)
- or, after a left turn at the end, eventually to the
Physics building itself (this access road is currently blocked from 6am-6pm).
Campus parking can be elusive, so please ask us to book you a place in the Visitors' Car Park some days in advance.
Most taxi drivers know the Physics building, but if in doubt ask to be taken to the Chamberlain Road corner of the Highfield
maps and coordinates