The main Forum venue is Wills Hall, which is a student hall of residence for the University of Bristol.  It was opened in 1929 by Winston Churchill and the Old Quad has been designated a grade II listed historic building by English Heritage.

The focus of the Forum will be in the main conference room, which is in a more modern building towards the back of the site.  Some of the working groups sessions will also take place in various break out rooms scattered throughout the site.  The Hall is surrounded by some beautiful grounds, which include tennis courts and gardens.

The best thing about the venue is that there is plentiful accommodation available on site.  This means you can roll out of bed and stroll for fewer than five minutes to reach the conference!

There is also a lovely dining hall on site, with a wooden beamed ceiling. Many of the Forum’s meals will be served here.

Wills Hall is located about 4 km from the centre of Bristol, in an area called Stokes Bishop.  This is a popular area for students and there are many other halls of residence nearby.  The Hall is right next to Clifton Down, which is a large open area of grassland and trees.

The address is: Parrys Lane, Bristol, BS9 1AE

Location of Wills Hall

Wills Hall Venue Plan


Transport will be provided to most other venues, however if you need to make your own way there for any reason, please use the addresses provided below.  If you have a map on your smartphone, you should be able to enter the postcode at the end of the address to identify the location.

Kings Weston House

Kings Weston House is a beautiful Georgian mansion, which is a Grade 1 listed historical building. It is located on the outskirts of Bristol, looking out to the Severn estuary and on to Wales. The International Night will take place here on Sunday 22 July.

The address is: Kings Weston Lane, Bristol, BS11 0UR

Goldney Hall Orangery and Gardens

Goldney Hall is an 18th Century house in the area of Clifton.  A buffet will take place on Monday 23 July in the beautiful gardens (weather permitting!) or we can shelter in the pretty Orangery building if rain strikes.

The address is: Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol, BS8 1BH

S.S. Great Britain

The S.S. Great Britain is a dramatic, historically important passenger ship, built in the 19th Century to designs by the legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  It is now a museum in the dry dock where it was originally constructed.  The drinks reception after the Neuroscience day will take place here on Tuesday 24 July.

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol, BS1 6TY

Za Za Bazaar

If you are planning to attend the optional farewell dinner on Wednesday 25 July, you will need to make your own way there.  It takes around 45 minutes to walk there from Wills Hall, or you can share a taxi with other delegates.

The restaurant is the largest in Bristol and is located in the vibrant harbour area in the city centre.

The address is: Harbourside, Canon’s Rd, Bristol, BS1 5UH