Travel Information


Durham is in the northeast of England close to the border with Scotland. It is about three hours by train from London and a about a five-hour drive from there. The weather in August could be anything from the mid-teens Centigrade as a daytime maximum (in the 60s Fahrenheit) to a high of 25-30 degrees C (high 80s Fahrenheit). Rain is a ubiquitous feature in England and that is certainly true for the northeast of the country. We recommend bringing layers of clothing, a light raincoat in case and definitely an umbrella (but also some sunscreen just in case we are lucky for the week of ISEMPH 2024). Public buildings in Durham University mostly have air conditioning but this is unlikely in the college rooms but the windows can be opened. The hotels on the list will likely have air conditioning.