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Accommodations at St. John's College

Accommodations at
St. John's College and Cambridge

All delegates to the Critical Thinking Academy will stay at St. John's College, Cambridge University. Delegates will be assigned to either single or twin-bedded rooms, each with central heating, wash basin, tea and coffee making facilities, shaving point, towels, and toiletries. A considerable number of rooms will have en-suite facilities and all rooms have views overlooking the College grounds. Otherwise, bathrooms, WCs and shower rooms are shared between two or three delegates. Rooms will be assigned randomly. A desk and reading light are provided in each room. Some ground floor rooms are available for delegates with minor disabilities. Delegates in wheelchairs will find difficulty manoeuvring through the Old Courts and should be accommodated.

Beds are made and the rooms serviced daily. The College has Tennis and Squash courts available for delegates' use for a small charge. The college doesn't supply equipment for activities.

A multi-gym (unsupervised) and snooker room are located beneath the Fisher Building.
A Fitness Centre offering a full range of equipment is situated in New Court.

College punts are available to hire from Easter-October.

Croquet is available by negotiation. Limited car parking is available.
Parking for coaches is not available, but they may enter via the Northampton Street entrance to drop delegates off. This entrance is rather narrow, so please reverse into the College when dropping off delegates at this entrance. 

Entry to the College should be made via the Cripps Porters' Lodge, Northampton Street entrance.

On the day of departure, checkout is 9:00 am.

The postal address for the conference is:
Name of delegate
Critical Thinking Academy
St. John's College
Cambridge CB2 1TP

Public telephones are located opposite the Cripps Porters' Lodge and phone cards can be purchased for the porter on duty. Anyone wishing to contact a delegate should call the telephone number allotted to the Conference Office. If an emergency arises, delegates should be contacted on (01223) 338600.

The Cripps Porter's Lodge is Manned for 24 Hours a day and porters are a great source of information — please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

The nearest first aid point to the Fisher building and the School of Pythagoras is the Cripps Porter's Lodge. The Main Lodge in First Court and the Fourecourt Lodge in Chaple Court are also first aid points. In the event of medical service being required, the porter on duty should be contacted — he will call the appropriate medical authority.

Foreign delegates: Please be advised to purchase adaptors for any electrical equipment you wish to bring and ensure you have medical insurance.

Getting To St. John's College and Cambridge
Travel Information for St. John's College

By Road
The college is easily accessible from the M11, M1 / A1 and A14 Motorways.

By Rail
Cambridge is a 50 minute journey from London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations.

By Coach
There are coach services to Cambridge from Victoria Coach Station in London approx every hour. There are also services from other cities and all major airports

By Air
Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports are within two hours drive, and Stansted is just a 40 minute journey.

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