Conference

Reworking Georgic

University of Leeds
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th September 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Call for Papers is now available: click here to read the CFP as a PDF

We now have an extended deadline: we will accept abstract proposals until 10th May.

 

PROGRAMME

The conference programme will be available here soon.

 

REGISTRATION

Thanks to generous funding from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, there is no fee to attend the Reworking Georgic conference. However, numbers are strictly limited so advance registration is essential. The link to register will be available here soon.

Registration includes lunch as well as tea and coffee on both days of the conference. It also includes a ticket for the poetry and prose reading on Monday night at The Leeds Library.

If you are not attending the conference but would like to attend the reading, please book through The Leeds Library (details to follow soon). Delegates who have registered for the conference do not need to register for the reading separately.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Access to the University is easiest from the City Centre, and from the Headingley/Hyde Park areas. There are several hotels in Leeds City Centre. We recommend the Queens Hotel (next to the train station). There is also an Ibis and an Ibis Styles and several Premier Inns in the city centre, not far from the University. There are several hotels in Headingley, including Haley’s Hotel (recommended) and a Premier Inn.

 

TRAVEL

There are a number of transport options to get to the conference venue (The School of English, 10 Cavendish Road) from the main train station in Leeds. A campus map is available here.

Walking

The campus is about 20-25 minutes’ walk from Leeds Train Station in the town centre. Directions: head out of the train station up the hill on Park Row. When you reach the Headrow, you can continue straight on Cookridge Street past the Henry Moore Institute, and then turn left when you reach Woodhouse Lane. Continue on Woodhouse Lane, and turn left in front of the converted Church to reach Cavendish Road. House 10 is the house with the blue door, furthest on the left as you look directly at it. There will be signs directing attendees from this point.

If you are coming from Headingley/Hyde Park, walking to the University will take between 15 and 30 minutes depending on where you are staying.

Public Transport

You can catch the 1, 1A or 1B buses from Bishopsgate Street, stop Z1, just two minutes’ walk from the train station. You can also walk up to the Headrow (10 minutes) and catch the 1, 6, 28, 56 or 97 which will take you to the Parkinson Building steps. Buses take cash or card.

If you are staying in Headingley or west Leeds, buses run regularly along the Otley Road towards the University of Leeds campus (1, 28, 6, 56, 97).

Taxis

There is a taxi area in Princes Street car park at the back of the main train station, and a taxi rank outside the main entrance to the Queen’s Hotel. Taxis/Ubers from here to the University will take about 10-15 minutes depending on traffic. Taxis from Headingley/Hyde Park/Meanwood to the University will take between 5 and 15 minutes depending on traffic.