AEA 2012 Find Us

Reading is centrally located in South-East England, with easy access by rail and car and direct connections to Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airport.

Please refer to the University of Reading's  maps and how to find the University of Reading page for detailed information on connections with different modes of transport.

Campus Parking Permits

If you intend to travel by car, please contact us in advance for a Visitor's Parking Permit.

Delegates who have booked conference accommodation can pick these up at the accommodation check-in. Parking permits for day-visitors will be available at the conference registration desk.

How to get to the conference venue

The Conference Venue in the Agriculture Building is situated close the Whiteknights campus' Earley Gate entrance

Please refer to AEA 2012 Campus Map.


By Bus

From Reading railway station to Whiteknights campus, Earley Gate

  • Number 17 (Direction 'Wokingham Road') to stop 'Three Tuns'. Allow 10-15 minutes walk to venue. This is the most frequent service.
  • Number 22 (Direction 'Lower Earley') to stop 'Earley Gate'. Allow 5-10 minutes walk to venue.

Please refer to the Reading Buses Website for timetables. A single adult journey is currently £1.70. Note that you will need the exact money as Reading buses do not give change.


By Taxi

From Reading railway station: Ask for Whiteknights campus, Earley Gate entrance, Agriculture/Meteorology Building. The journey should cost £8-11, depending on the time of day.


By Car

From the M4, junction 11: follow directions to Earley Gate on the page How to get to the University of Reading by car. The conference venue (Agriculture Building) is one of several buildings coming up on your left hand side. There are several car parks around these buildings where you may leave your car. (Please refer to map for details).

Please note:

  • In order to obtain directions by satellite navigation use the postcode RG6 7BE to be guided to the Earley Gate Entrance.
  • If you intend to travel by car, please make sure to contact us in advance for a Visitor's Parking Permit. 


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Postcodes for SatNav

  • Earley Gate (Conference Venue): RG6 7BE
  • Campus Main Entrance (Shinfield Road): RG6 6UR
  • Do not use any postcodes from university postal addresses. They usually lead nowhere near your intended destination!


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