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FUSION 2018

21st International Conference on Information Fusion - 10-13 July 2018

Studying at Cambridge

 

Venue

The 2018 conference will take place in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. All sessions will take place in the lecture theatres in the department which is centrally situated on Trumpington Street.

Cambridge

The city of Cambridge has attractive architecture, both ancient and modern. It also has huge cultural appeal, a wide variety of arts and entertainment and superb shopping facilities. There is a programme of arts and science events all year round, with a range of festivals in summer including the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival. Today, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre “Silicon Fen” with its economic strengths from industries such as software and bioscience, with many start-up companies having been spun out of the university. For more information on the University and Colleges work, click here.

The University

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 colleges and over 100 academic departments.  The University is a collegiate system where the central university is responsible for teaching and the colleges deliver some teaching but are primarily residential communities. Information on how the University works can be found here.

Things to do and see

Many people visit Cambridge each year to see the historic university, its buildings and the beautiful Backs. Walking tours around the city centre are available daily. King’s College Chapel is probably the most famous building in Cambridge, with its fan vaulted ceiling, stone carvings and stained glass. There is a market in the city centre which is open every day, as well as a range of shops including small independent and larger high street stores and designer labels.

Accommodation

For those wishing to stay in a local hotel, please note that this is a busy time in Cambridge, so you are encouraged to book your hotel accommodation early to guarantee availability. The Visit Cambridge website has a hotel booking service with information on local hotels and guest houses, as well as self catering options.

Travel information

Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow and Stansted airports, with good motorway, rail and bus connections to other parts of the UK. London Stansted is the nearest airport, with a direct rail link to Cambridge, as well as easy access by coach and car. You can find more information by visiting Visit Cambridge

Tourist Guides

There are daily official guided walking tours of Cambridge - the Visit Cambridge website has more information. A walking tour will bring the city to life for you, explain the history and be able to answer questions you may have along the way. 

There are also several apps which provide self guided tours around the city of Cambridge. Each tour shows you the main places of interest and historic sites, as well as some of the more ‘secret spots’ that a visitor would not normally see.