Thursday, 28 October 2010


Charles Olson 2010 is being held in Keynes College on the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent. A campus map will be supplied in your delegate pack and is available to download from: Keynes College is marked as N6.

Directions and maps can be found at

By Train
There are two train stations in Canterbury: Canterbury East and Canterbury West. The high speed train service takes 60 minutes from St Pancras to Canterbury West. There are also direct trains from London Victoria to Canterbury East which take approximately 1hr 35m.

From Eurostar terminals
Trains run from Ashford International to Canterbury West every 20 minutes, the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Hourly trains run from Ebbsfleet International to Canterbury West taking approximately 40-50 minutes.

By Coach
National Express offers a regular coach service (number 007) from many London stations.

By Car
The University is just off the A2, about 10 minutes from the end of the M2.

Local Taxis
There are taxi ranks at both train stations and the bus station. Local taxi companies include:
Cab Co (Tel: 01227 455455), City Cars (Tel: 01227 454445), Wilkinson Taxis (Tel: 01227 450450)
If you plan to arrive by taxi, please ask the driver to take you to Keynes College (for Registration).

Local Buses
The UniBus, and other local buses, run to and from the University and the city centre every 15 minutes, stopping outside Keynes College. Timetables are available from all college receptions or online at

A parking permit will be included in your delegate pack. Please ensure the permit is displayed in your windscreen at all times.

Social Events
If you have registered and paid to attend the Conference Dinner, this will take place at Deeson’s Restaurant in Canterbury from 20:00. A set amount of wine will be included with the meal, but other drinks can be purchased on the night. Taxis are being organised to take delegates from the University to the restaurant.

Refreshments & Lunches
Refreshments and lunches are provided for delegates as per the programme.