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FOCUS 2013 comes to York from 14th - 18th April 2013. The first time in York and the first time at a University!

York is a beautiful historic city renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster. York offers so many fantastic things to see and do; there is plenty to entice everyone to explore. Norman, Viking and Medieval heritage abounds. There are museums aplenty (including the amazing National Railway Museum, venue for the Conference Dinner, pictured above), boat trips on the River Ouse, a vibrant café culture and an abundance of riverside restaurants and bars. Shopping in York cannot be beaten; fabulous shops in a web of cobbled streets.


York University Campus is ideally situated close to the heart of the city and provides an excellent conference centre with on-site cost effective accommodation and access to a variety of sports facilities. For further information and to download a map of the campus please CLICK HERE.

Getting to the Venue

York is well served by road and rail with nearby air travel access. The city can easily be reached via the A1 and motorway networks, high speed trains from London take less than 2 hours and Leeds Bradford Airport is 30 miles away. The University is a short bus or taxi ride direct from the railway station.

For detailed information about travelling to the venue please CLICK HERE.


The two pubs in Heslington are

The Deramore Arms, Main St, Heslington, York, YO10 5EA - 01904 413 433
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Mon–Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 10.30pm

Charles XII York, Main Street, Heslington, York, YO10 5EA - 01904 426 661

Mon–Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 10.30pm

Tourist Information

York Tourist Information - +44 (0) 1904 550099 or

The ACB will be 60 years old - come and join us at the ACB's own Diamond Jubilee celebrations and enjoy some superb science and an excellent exhibition.

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