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Greece and Britain in Women's Literary Imagination, 1913-2013

April 12th 2013

Selwyn College, Cambridge

Women

The Modern Greek Section of the University of Cambridge and the Society for Modern Greek Studies are very happy to announce that this conference will take place at Selwyn College on Friday April 12th 2013. It will examine the work of British women novelists who have found their inspiration and subject matter in Greece, as well as novels by Greek women writers who have engaged with British settings and subjects. The authors to be discussed range from Rose Macaulay and Virginia Woolf to Victoria Hislop and Sofka Zinovieff on the British side; on the Greek side we shall engage with the work of Angela Dimitrakaki, Soti Triantafyllou and a number of other contemporary authors. We believe there is a rich vein of cultural interactions which have not been specifically examined and this conference will therefore be breaking new ground.

The keynote speaker is:

Vassiliki Kolocotroni (University of Glasgow)

Other speakers include:

Rowena Fowler (Oxford)
Deirdre David (Temple University)
Sofka Zinovieff (Athens/London)
Kelli Daskala (University of Crete)
Laura Vivanco (Edinburgh)
Thodoris Chiotis (University of Oxford)
Soti Triantafyllou (Athens/New York)

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registration is open now. The full fee is £35, and we are happy to offer a reduced rate for students of £20. For members of the Society for Modern Greek Studies the fee is £30. There will be a conference dinner at Selwyn College in the evening, and some accommodation is also available in College for the nights of April 11th and 12th. Please use the link to register online as well as to book for the dinner and to reserve accommodation if you require it: Conference Registration.

The closing date for registration for the conference is April 5th, but for the dinner and accommodation the closing date is March 28th.

PROGRAMME

Download the conference programme here: Conference Programme

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference will be held in Selwyn College. For directions on how to get to the College, please go to http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/college/College-Facilities/Directions/

Organising Committee

Semele Assinder (British School at Athens)
Eleni Papargyriou (King's College, London)
David Holton (University of Cambridge)

The organisers are grateful for the support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the Faculty of Classics of the University of Cambridge and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

For those who prefer not to stay at Selwyn, or who are not able to secure a room there, you may find the following sites useful in finding alternative places to stay in all price ranges:

  • For rooms in one of Cambridge's many colleges, go to this page.
  • For the University's accommodation page (B & B's, hotels), go to this page.

TRAVELLING TO CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge is readily accessible from various locations. The nearest airport is Stansted, and direct trains from Stansted Airport to Cambridge leave hourly. Trains from London terminals (Kings Cross, Liverpool Street) are even more frequent than that.

Getting to Cambridge from different airports

GATWICK

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), directly from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave hourly. Allow up to 3 hours 30 mins for the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Gatwick (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/gatwick.cfm

Train + metro + train:

  1. A fast train service (Gatwick Express) from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria railway station. Journey time up to 30 mins. More information: www.gatwickexpress.com
  2. From London Victoria, take the underground/metro (Victoria line) to King's Cross St. Pancras. More information and map: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  4. Note also that you can buy one Gatwick - Cambridge ticket at Gatwick Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Train + short walk + train:

  1. First Capital Connect train service from Gatwick Airport to London's St. Pancras railway station. Trains leave roughly every 15 mins. Journey time up to 1 hour. More information: www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk, or www.nationalrail.co.uk (select destination: 'London St. Pancras Domestic', and click on 'only show direct trains').
  2. Walk from London St. Pancras railway station to London King's Cross railway station (across the street).
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  4. Note also that you can buy one Gatwick - Cambridge ticket at Gatwick Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Train + bus:

  1. A fast train service (Gatwick Express) from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria railway station. Journey time up to 30 minutes. More information: www.gatwickexpress.com.
  2. National Express coach (i.e. bus) from Victoria coach station, which is within short walking distance of Victoria railway station, to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Journey time about 2 hours in off-peak hours, longer in peak time. Prices vary. National Express may have special offers on this route. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com.

HEATHROW

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), directly from Heathrow Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave hourly. Allow up to 3 hours for the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Heathrow (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information, including where to find National Express at the different Heathrow terminals: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/heathrow.cfm

Metro + train:

  1. Take the underground/metro (Piccadilly line) from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras. Journey time: about 1 hour / 1 hour and 15 minutes. More information and map: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
  2. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  3. Note also that you can buy one Heathrow - Cambridge ticket at Heathrow Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Train + metro + train:

  1. A fast train service (Heathrow Express) from Heathrow Airport to London Paddington railway station. Journey time: around 15-20 minutes. More information: www.heathrowexpress.com
  2. From London Paddington, take the underground/metro (Hammersmith & City line) to King's Cross St. Pancras. More information and map: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  4. Note also that you can buy one Heathrow - Cambridge ticket at Heathrow Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

STANSTED

Direct train

  • Stansted Airport railway station is part of the terminal. Journey time: about 30 minutes. (Note that there are also indirect trains, involving a change at Bishop's Stortford and a longer journey time.) Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), directly from Stansted Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave hourly. Journey time: up to 1 hour. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Stansted (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/stansted.cfm

LUTON

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), from Luton Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave approximately every two hours. Journey time: about 1 hour 30 mins. (Note that some very early or very late coaches may go via Stansted Airport, which takes longer). Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Luton (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/luton.cfm

LONDON CITY

Light railway + metro + train:

  1. London City Airport is located very close to the centre of London and served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) connected to the airport terminal. Although you need to change from the DLR to the underground/metro at Bank station, you can get one London transport ticket for this journey. Take the DLR to Bank station.
  2. Then take the underground/metro (Northern line) to King's Cross St. Pancras. More information and map:www.tfl.gov.uk/tube. More information on connections with the London City Airport: www.londoncityairport.com/ToAndFrom/Default.aspx
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk





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