The LIBER 2015 Conference venue, Senate House, is conveniently located in the heart of Bloomsbury next to the British Museum and Russell Square.
Designed by modernist architect Charles Holden, Senate House was one of London’s first skyscrapers. It was completed in 1937 as a purpose-built headquarters for the University of London, intended by Vice-Chancellor William Beveridge to provide “an academic island in swirling tides of traffic, a world of learning in a world of affairs”.
Elegant but monumental, Senate House is London’s tallest art deco building and today houses the libraries of the central University of London as well as the administrative departments of the University and contemporary conference facilities.
Access and accessibility
The LIBER 2015 organisers wish to provide an inclusive event that is as accessible as possible to delegates. Below is information on the venue.
Accessibility of spaces
All conference spaces are on the ground and first floors of Senate House and are accessible step-free by lift. The Chancellor’s Hall is accessed by a separate lift from the first floor. Rooms on the ground floor that have multiple levels are accessible by ramp within the rooms, and Senate House itself is accessible by ramp to the main entrance.
There are routes around the conference venue between all spaces accessible to people using mobility aids.
Flooring in Senate House is a mixture of travertine stone and carpeting.
Please note some doors in Senate House are unpowered swing doors, and are heavy.
Each room will include space reserved near the front for people who need to be closer to hear or lipread.
Each room will include seating space reserved for people using a wheelchair.
Recording and transcription
Keynote speeches and plenary sessions will be recorded, and streamed live during the conference. The other sessions will not be filmed.
The conference will not provide transcription of sessions.
If you require a parking space please contact Senate House Reception by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at +44 (0)20 7862 8000 and staff will reserve a space for you.
Parking at Senate House is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.