The programme will start at 09:00 GMT on Tuesday 26th March and will close on Thursday 28th March after lunch. This will be an in person meeting.

There will also be a meeting dinner on the evening of Wednesday 28th March, the cost of this dinner is included in your registration. If you do not wish to attend the dinner, or are unable to, please let me know in advance after you have registered to attend the meeting.


Registration is now closed.

If you have any queries regarding your registration, please contact victoria@rms.org.uk

Please note that registration does not include accommodation.

Registration includes lunch and a place at the banquet dinner on the evening of Wednesday 27 March . You will have an opportunity during the registration process to advise us of any food allergies and/or dietary requirements.

Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees only. Unfortunately we cannot permit access to visitors or allow non-registered persons to enter the meeting.

By agreeing to the terms and conditions of booking you have agreed to abide by the Code of Conduct set out for all attendees at RMS Events.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the event organiser Katie Reynolds.


Accommodation for this event is not included in the ticket fee however accommodation is available at one of the University’s colleges. Rooms are subject to availability and £65pppn for a single en-suite. 

Once you have registered to attend the meeting, please visit Event Booking Details (durham.ac.uk) to book your accommodation.

Please visit the Accommodation tab for more information or for alternative hotels available in Durham City Centre.


Commercial Attendees / Sponsorship

Bookings for sponsorship is now open. Once sponsorship tickets are booked, you will receive a discount code for your commercial attendees to register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the event sponsorship, techno bites, or commercial attendee tickets please contact Katie Reynolds.


The AFM & SPM 2024 conference will take place at Durham University, in the Calman Building of the Science Faculty Campus, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE.



Venue Accessibility

Please visit the University's accessibility webpage for more information on the accessibility of the venue. 


Travel Information

Getting to Durham University

By Car

Durham city centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham - Sunderland road and follow signs to Durham City Centre.

Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.

Please note Durham University advises visitors not to bring cars to Durham City Centre. However if this is your only mode of transportation there is no parking permitted onsite at the University and Durham City Centre does not have any free parking. 

Public Transport

There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From the city bus station - a short walk from the railway station - a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.


A number of train operators offer direct and regular routes to Durham Railway Station, including London and Edinburgh. Durham is around 3 hours from London, just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

A taxi will take you from the station to any College in about 5 minutes and you can walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.


Durham is 30 minutes' drive from Newcastle International Airport and about 40 minutes from Teesside International Airport. Both have regular domestic and international flights. Durham is linked to Newcastle Airport by rail and metro.

Please visit the University of Durhams 'Visit Us' webpage for further information on how to get to the venue.


Attendee Information

Further information will be sent out to you, by email, nearer the time of the meeting including a PDF meeting booklet. To be more sustainable we will only be providing an electronic copy of the PDF booklet.