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The Centre of African Studies is located on the 3rd floor of the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP.  We can be reached in ten minutes on foot from the centre of town (King's Parade). Nearby landmarks are the University library and the 'Backs', which are the gardens and parks running along the Cam at the back of the colleges. For travel options from your location click here

Sidgwick Site

By Car

  • From Junction 12 of the M11
  • Drive for approx 1.5 miles into Cambridge (Barton Road)
  • Turn left into Grange Road
  • Turn 3rd right opposite the Rugby Club (West Road)
  • The Alison Richard Building is located towards the end of West Road, on the right hand side

By Train

Trains run regularly to Cambridge from both London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street. If you are coming from the North, it is advisable to change at Peterborough. West Road is a 10 to 15 minute taxi ride from the main railway station.

Park and Ride

Cambridgeshire County Council run a 'Park & Ride' service from Madingley Road, just off Junction 13 of the M11 to the West of Cambridge. Take the 'U' bus (which runs from Monday to Saturday) and alight at the stop entitled 'University Library', which is opposite the Alison Richard Building. For more information on the County Council’s Park and Ride listings click here.

Parking

  • Pay & display parking on West Road.
  • 2 bays for blue badge holders are available on the Sidgwick Site.
  • The nearest unregulated streets are Herschel, Adams and Cranmer Roads.
  • If you are a speaker at a seminar or are visiting by invitation, on-site parking may be arranged on request.

 

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