Conference Venue

SIROCCO takes place on the Campus of Chester University. The conference is held in the Riggs Building with Campus accommodation a few minutes walk away.

For a Chester Location Map -

For a plan of Chester Campus -

For schedule in pdf file see - SIROCCO schedule

For further information see - SIROCCO'06 Information

Travelling to Chester Campus

By Car

Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53. The Campus is situated at the junction of Cheyney Road and Parkgate Road (A540), which is a continuation of Northgate Street leading out from the city centre. Access to the main car park is by the Exton Park entrance.

By Rail

Chester is well served by rail with journey times: London 2hrs 40mins, Manchester 1hr. The University is twenty minutes' walk from Chester Railway Station, and a taxi costs approximately £2.50.
Information on train times can be found at

By Air

Manchester International Airport is 30 miles from Chester and can be reached in 40 minutes by road or 1hr 30 mins by rail. Liverpool Airport is 25 miles from Chester and can be reached in 35 minutes by road.

Welcome to Chester

Chester sparkles with a magical heritage all year round and is the perfect place for revitalising breaks at any time.
As the nights draw in, why not experience the more mysterious side to the city centre and take a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester's past on our Ghosthunter Trail.

Christmas will be particularly enchanting this year, with Midwinter Watch, Lantern parades and new street decorations to light up the city centre.

Archaeological excavations are now taking place at the 2000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre - the largest stone-built arena of its kind in Britain - with finds being put on show in a new exhibition at the nearby Chester Visitor Centre. The building offers one of the best views of the site from its top-floor gallery.


Culture & History