Conference venue

Street view of Helmore building, Cambridge campus,

Venue information

The HUCBMS 2017 Conference will be hosted at Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge.

Cambridge has been renowned as a centre of learning since the 13th century – and Anglia Ruskin University has been here since 1858 when Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors. Today, our friendly, bustling campus is a stone’s throw from the historic city centre with its vibrant cultural and social scene.

Our Cambridge campus is home to the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences. Anglia Ruskin University is committed to the advancement of knowledge and education of students. We are passionate about collaboration, innovation and transformation to enhance social, cultural and economic well-being.

Cambs Courtyard


The historical City of Cambridge, one of the most important and beautiful cities in the UK, is famous throughout the world for its universities and colleges, academic excellence, and exciting history and culture.

Cambridge is compact, and easy to explore on foot or by bicycle. Or, of course, you can wander down to the River Cam and hire one of the city’s famous punts. It’s a glorious way to sightsee.

You’ll discover a network of medieval streets and passageways, college courts, gardens, bridges and churches. Sometimes there seem to be theatres, galleries, craft markets, cafés and tiny secondhand bookshops around every corner. With so much to see and do it can be hard to pick out the highlights, but you might like:

  • Taking a walking tour of Cambridge (or hiring a bike and exploring on two wheels)
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Exploring the extensive collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Visiting the magnificent King’s College Chapel
  • Relaxing in open spaces such as the Botanic Gardens, Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece
  • Admiring the eye-catching Corpus (or ‘Grasshopper’) Clock.
King's College Cambridge with river and punt in foreground

How to get here

This information is for guidance purposes and may be subject to change.

Cambridge is well connected to London and the East of England by train and car, as well as being within a couple of hours' journey time from all the major London airports.


There are frequent trains to Cambridge, serviced by direct trains on the lines from London Liverpool Street, London Kings Cross, Stansted Airport, Norwich, Ipswich and Kings Lynn.


There are a number of public car parks within easy walking distance of our campus. Grafton East (book Grafton East parking here) and Queen Anne (book Queen Anne parking here) are the closest. You can pre-book spaces at both car parks and get special deals on group bookings.

Please note that there is no parking at the Anglia Ruskin Cambridge campus unless you are a Blue Badge holder.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, and require a space, please contact, and we will try to organise this for you. Please be aware that Blue Badge parking is very limited on the campus, and therefore we would suggest that you contact us as soon as possible to arrange this.

More information on parking in the city is available from Cambridge City Council.

Riverside Park

Park & Ride

The Park & Ride services are an excellent way to get around the city. There are five services with a total of 4,500 free parking spaces. They are all open seven days a week. Travel times into the city centre vary between ten and 30 minutes.

Two of the Park & Ride services stop at the Grafton Centre, opposite Anglia Ruskin University:

  • Milton
  • Newmarket Road.


There are many taxi companies operating in Cambridge, including those listed below. It is often cheaper to book in advance if you need a taxi from the airport.

A1 Cabco +44 1223 313131
Panther Taxis +44 1223 715715