Conference Venue

Frederick Douglass Centre

The RSECon24 conference venue is the Frederick Douglass Centre, located on the new Newcastle Helix Site, close to St James' Park.


The Frederick Douglass Centre
Helix Science Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom


By Train (15 minute walk from Central Station)

Newcastle Central Station is on the east coast main line and directly accessible from London King’s Cross, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If traveling from the south, the best views of Durham Cathedral and the bridges over the Tyne are on the right side of the train when facing the direction of travel.

The Fredrick Douglass Center can easily be reached from Newcastle Central Station on foot or using the Metro. The venue is approximately a 10-minute walk and the closest stations are Monument and St James’. For more information see the Metro website.

By Bus (5 minute walk from Barrack Road)

The nearest bus stop is Barrack Road-St James Park. Walk down Barrack Road in the direction of the City Centre. Turn right onto Heber Street and continue to Wellington Street. The building will be in front of you.

By Taxi

Our postcode is NE4 5TG. Taxi’s can drop off on Wellington Street, just outside The Frederick Douglass Centre.

By Car

Newcastle is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west. Parking close to the Fredrick Douglass Center is very limited but there are a number of large car parks nearby. Please check the links below for times, cost, and facilities available.

  • The Gate – disabled and electric charging spaces available
  • Stowell Street – disabled and electric charging spaces available
  • NUFC Stadium – disabled spaces available

By Plane

Newcastle International Airport is about seven miles from the University and is linked to the city centre via Metro.

Regular flights from UK cities include London, Bristol, Aberdeen and Belfast.

It may be possible to fly directly to Newcastle International Airport from across Europe. Indirect flights typically change in London, Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. Connecting flights from London to Newcastle fly from Heathrow airport.

The airport is about 7 miles from the city centre. You can travel by Metro from the airport to the city centre – the journey to Monument or St James (the nearest stops to the Frederick Douglass Center) takes about 25 minutes.


We have setup some special rates for hotels nearby, (please do also check directly with your chosen hotel as rates change regularly) you can book directly on this link, or use it as a list of recommendations:

RSE Conference 2024 (https://ngcb.hotelplanner.com/Event/60a6/)

Additional Info

Newcastle Gateshead: https://newcastlegateshead.com/

Last Modified: 2024-06-21 13:59:16