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Visiting Us

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Venue

All INSIGHTS Public Lectures take place in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel BuildingNE1 7RY.

Doors to the Curtis Auditorium will open approximately 15 minutes before the event start time.

The Herschel Building was built in 1962 and is named in honour of Alexander Stuart Herschel, the first Professor of Physics and grandson of the astronomer and composer Frederick William Herschel.

Facilities

There are no catering outlets at the Herschel Building, however there are cafes on nearby Northumberland Street.

Toilets, including accessible facilities, are located in the Herschel Foyer area.

Directions

The Herschel Building is located a 3 minute walk from Haymarket Metro Station and Bus Station, and easily accessible by Public Transport.

From Haymarket Metro Station:
With your back to the Metro Station, cross over Percy Street and enter George Place (with the INTO Building on your right). The Main Entrance Herschel Building is up the set of stairs in front of you, or via the ramp to your right.

From Haymarket Bus Station:
Walk past The Junction Pub in the direction of Haymarket Metro Station. With your back to the Metro Station, cross over Percy Street and enter George Place (with the INTO Building on your right). The Main Entrance Herschel Building is up the set of stairs in front of you, or via the ramp to your right.

Parking on campus

Limited car parking is available at the Newcastle University Campus from 4pm onwards at a cost of £1 per hour.

Alternatively, the nearest NCP car parks are:

  • John Dobson Street (NE1 8HL)
  • New Bridge Street (NE1 8AB)
  • Carliol Square (NE1 6UL)

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Events Access & Inclusivity

If you are planning to attend one of our events and have specific access requirements, please email public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk or telephone 0191 208 6093.

The Curtis Auditorium is a tiered lecture theatre and has 8 designated spaces for wheelchair users, with flat level access. 

There is also a hearing loop system and an accessible toilet nearby.

With prior notice, a British Sign Language Interpreter can be arranged.

Assistance Dogs

Please Contact Us if you or a guest will be accompanied by an assistance dog. We’ll make sure the dog can sit with you comfortably.