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Institute of Criminology

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On Monday 25th September join us for a one-day youth justice conference, presented by youth justice experts the National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ), the Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ), and the Centre for Community Gender and Social Justice at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

The conference will bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the latest research, practice and policy thinking concerning child friendly youth justice.

We have unmissable keynote speakers lined up, including Charlie Taylor, Chair of the Youth Justice Board and author of the government-commissioned Taylor Review of the youth justice system; and academics specialising in youth justice including Professor Lesley McAra, Co-Director of the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, and Professor Jo Pheonix, Chair in Criminology at the Open University.

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE NOTE that registration for the conference, the plenaries and some of the panel sessions will be in the Law Faculty (which is also on the Sidgwick site and nextdoor to the Institute of Criminology). The conference is taking place over both the criminology and law buildings. A map of the Sidgwick site can be found here.

Tickets are just £55. SCYJ and NAYJ members receive a discount, with tickets for just £30, when using their discount code.



We also have opportunities available to exhibit at the conference. To find out more email


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event

Location Maps

  • This map shows the location of the Sidgwick Site in relation to Cambridge.
  • This second map is a more detailed map of the site, showing access into the site. The Institute of Criminology is circled as building 15. The solid red arrows indicate vehicular access whereas the large hollow arrows indicate pedestrian access.

How to Get to the Institute of Criminology

By Train

There are frequent rail services from London (King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations). Journey times vary from 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. For further information regarding train times, 'phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

Cambridge railway station is situated one mile from the town centre. It's a 30 minute walk from Cambridge railway station to the Institute of Criminology. There is a regular bus service into the town centre, and it's a 15 minute walk from there to the Sidgwick Site. If you prefer, there are usually plenty of taxis available at the station and in the town centre. Ask to be taken to the Institute of Criminology building on the Sidgwick Site.

Cambridge Detailed Map Highlighting the Railway Station

By Bus or Coach

Drummer Street bus station, and the ajacent Parkside Bus Rank are situated in Cambridge town centre. It's a 15 minute walk from the bus station to the Institute of Criminology, or there are usually plenty of taxis available at the bus station.

Cambridge Detailed Map Highlighting the Bus Station

By Car

A map showing Cambridge and the surrounding region, which may be helpful for planning your journey, can be accessed below:

Cambridge and the Surrounding Region

Directions to the Institute of Criminology from the M11:

  • Exit the M11 at junction 12.
  • Follow the A603 (Barton Road) eastwards into Cambridge.
  • You should pass Wolfson College on your left and the Hat and Feathers pub on your right.
  • Turn left into Grange Road (just past a pedestrian crossing).
  • Take the second right hand turn into Sidgwick Avenue.
  • Turn left into the University of Cambridge Sidgwick Site, where the Institute of Criminology is located. The Sidgwick site is situated between Sidgwick Avenue, West Road, Queen's Road and Grange Road.
  • Use the on-site maps or use the maps linked to above to locate the Institute building.

The following websites offer journey planners that may also assist you in planning your route:


Parking is limited and restricted to permit holders only on the Sidgwick Site. It is often possible to find metered street parking near the Institute of Criminology in Sidgwick Avenue, Queen's Road and West Road (4-hour periods are allowed). There are also a number of car parks in the town centre and five Park & Ride sites, the nearest one being on Madingley Road. Further information regarding the Park & Ride can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council Park & Ride site.

Where can I stay?

You can book accommodation in the University's colleges here

Other reasonably-priced accommodation options (starting at £48 a night) include:

- Hotel Ibis which is next to Cambridge railway station and a 30 minute walk from the Institute of Criminology

- Premier Inn City East Hotel which is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and 40 minute walk from the Institute.

A range of other accommodation options can be found here at

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.

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