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Thank you!

Well, that was fun – I hope everyone who came enjoyed themselves as much as I did.

If you gave a paper and have any notes, slides or associated information that you’d like to be made available, get in touch with me (sharon.howard@sheffield.ac.uk) and I can post them here as a resource.

I should thank Clive Emsley and Sue Watkins for organising the conference (especially since it would probably have been my job if they hadn’t done it…).

And finally, thanks to everyone who came for making this such an enjoyable and stimulating event!

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(And guess what? I haven’t finished writing my paper…)

Here’s the final version (barring last-minute emergencies) of the conference programme (pdf).

And some useful information from Sue Watkins:

When you arrive at the OU, please park in the area marked East Parking and report to the Berrill Reception [update: this has changed; instead, registration is in the Old Lecture Theatre, which is on the ground floor in the same building as the Central Meeting Rooms (ie the Christodoulou rooms)] where you will be issued with name badges. You can then make your way to the Christodoulou Meeting Rooms. Further details on how to get here are below.

Headquarters

The Open University has its headquarters at Walton Hall, in Milton Keynes which is midway between London and Birmingham, and Oxford and Cambridge. The OU is sited on the South East side of Milton Keynes. It is close to Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1

Maps

Maps of the Campus, local area and region are attached.

By Car

From M1, Junction 14: Follow signs for Milton Keynes, taking A509 to first roundabout (Northfield roundabout). Take first left A5130 signposted to Woburn Sands for two miles. At next roundabout (Kingston roundabout) with BP garage on left, take third exit signposted A5/Aylesbury/Dunstable/Walnut Tree/Universities. Go straight over the next roundabout (Walnut Tree). At the following roundabout (Walton), turn right, then first left for the East entrance to the campus. Main reception is located in the Berrill Building.

From M1, Junction 13: Follow signs for Milton Keynes, taking A421 for 3 1/2 miles to the Kingston roundabout. Take second exit onto Groveway (H9), signposted A5/Aylesbury/Dunstable/Walnut Tree/Universities. Go straight over the next roundabout (Walnut Tree). At the following roundabout (Walton), turn right, then first left for the East entrance to the campus. Main reception is located in the Berrill Building.

By Train

The University is about four miles from Milton Keynes Central station, on the London (Euston) to Birmingham line. MK Central is an Intercity stop. Trains are frequent and the journey time from Euston varies between 35-60 minutes.

By bus

The University is served by a number of public bus services including services to and from Milton Keynes Central Rail Station. For full details, see the Milton Keynes Council bus timetable information page.

In addition to public bus services to and from the station, the University operates its own peak hour station shuttle bus. This is a direct service and is operated by Souls (pick up at bus stop No. 34 at the station).

Useful telephone numbers

OU Main Switchboard +44 (0)1908 274066
OU Visitor’s Reception +44 (0)1908 653000

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact me on either of the numbers below or on 07973 897297.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.

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