Section: Past Events

Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society Conference (2014)

Practical Information for Delegates

Getting to Edinburgh

By air

There are over 40 flights a day from London and regular flights from 20 other UK airports. In addition, there are over 40 scheduled flights from Europe and several transatlantic flights daily.

Edinburgh International Airport is around 20 minutes drive from the city centre. The short 12km journey is easy to commute by taxi or one of the frequent airport buses. Official airport taxis, pre-booked private hire taxis and city black cabs are all available, each with separate ranks.

For arrivals by both air and train, taxis can be hailed from Waverley Rail Station for travel to the conference accommodation venue for approx. £5-10 one way)

By train

Edinburgh Waverley train station is in the city centre. Edinburgh is easy to reach by train. Regular services run to the capital from around the country.

  • East Coast For routes from London via the East Coast main line
  • Virgin Trains For routes from Birmingham via the Lake District, Carlisle and Lockerbie

 Edinburgh Weather 

See the Met Office for information and forecasts.

Conference Information

Attendance at the Conference is by invitation only. Find out more here.

Arrival and Welcome Reception: Old College, 12 June

Arrival, Welcome, and a Drinks Reception will be held at Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

2 pm-5 pm: Arrival and Registration

7 pm-9 pm: Welcome and Drinks Reception

Sessions: Paterson's Land, 13-15 June

Conference Sessions will be held at Paterson's Land, Moray House, Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ.

Map of Conference Venues and Accommodation 

Eating Out & Attractions

The List (Edinburgh and Glasgow Guide)

Lonely Planet City Guide

Visit Scotland Edinburgh Pages


The nearest bookstore to your accommodation is Blackwells on South Bridge.

Find out more about Edinburgh's literary heritage (and book related destinations including second hand book shops) at Literary Tourism: A Book Lover's Guide to Edinburgh

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