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Histfest 2024

The conference will take place on Thursday 13th June and Friday 14th June 2024.


The deadline for submissions is Friday 29th March 2024.


Tickets for speakers are £20. Tickets for audience members are free, but you must register. Purchase your conference ticket as a speaker (under the option ‘Panel Presenter’), or register your attendance as an audience member, here.


Dr Andrea Livesey

Senior Lecturer in the History of Slavery Liverpool John Moores University

Conference Dinner

On Thursday evening, we will be going to Greaves Park for dinner. This is an excellent opportunity to continue the fruitful discussions of Thursday, to get to know your peers better, and to anticipate Friday’s panels.

Getting Here

Getting Here

By bus

The Faraday Complex can be reached by bus via Lancaster Bus Station and the Common Garden Street Bus Hub.

South West Drive bus stop for lines:

4, 40, 41, 42 and 100

The Underpass for lines:

1, 1A, 2X, 4, 4X, 40, 41, 42, 100 and N1

Megabus M11

By rail

Lancaster Train Station

Lancaster is situated on the West Mainline featuring services by Avanti West Coast, Transpennine and Northern rail

Travel between the station and university

Bus lines 4 and 4X operate every 30 minutes between the Station (Platform 3 exit) to the University Underpass.


Taxis are also available at the station. 

By car


Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster.

After Galgate village, three junctions with traffic lights on the A6 serve the University.

For South West Campus (Alexandra Park) - turn right at the first traffic lights into Hazelrigg Lane and then left at the roundabout into Alexandra Park Drive. On weekdays during term time, between 9:30am and 12 noon, there are usually parking spaces available on South West Campus, but not elsewhere on campus.

For North and South Campus, outside these peak times - turn right at the second traffic lights into the University main drive. You can use the Car Parking Zones Map to identify the most convenient visitor car park for your destination.


Visitor car parking is available on campus 24/7 and is free after 6pm and at weekends.

If you’re visiting campus during the day then parking charges apply. A ticket can be purchased from any of the pay and display machines across campus at a cost of £2.20 for two hours or £5.50 for up to 10 hours (£3 on South West Campus). All payments are contactless by either chip & pin and contactless card payment. Alternatively, all-day visitor scratch cards are available for home delivery in advance of your visit. These are available from the Online Store.

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2657+25 Lancaster


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