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20th February 2018

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Newcastle University’s city centre campus combines a historic setting with modern amenities. From meeting rooms to auditoriums, the University can provide an ideal setting for your event, with the support of the dedicated conference team.

For those looking to host a large conference, the Armstrong Building has much to offer. Set within this Grade II listed building is the iconic King’s Hall. This impressive space seats up to 500 and is the ideal setting for ceremonies, concerts and exhibitions.

King's Hall Armstrong Building

King's Hall, Armstrong Building

The Herschel Building is a popular choice for conferencing, comprising a suite of lecture theatres adjacent to an exhibition space and breakout rooms. The dedicated reception can be used for delegate registration and surrounding areas for refreshment breaks.

The Herschel Building

The Herschel Building

If you’re looking for a contemporary space, the Boiler House is situated at the heart of the University campus and the original build dates back to 1923. Following a recent restoration this modern flat-floored events space can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Science Central has been brought together through a joint partnership with Newcastle City Council. Previously the Elswick Colliery, this inspiring £350m site – with cutting edge conference and learning facilities – is the largest development of its kind in the UK.

The Urban Science Building boasts an open plan atrium with dedicated meeting and breakout rooms. This building’s proximity to further developments on site allow for the spaces to be used in conjunction, to accommodate largescale conferences and events.

Urban Sciences Building, Science Central

Urban Sciences Building, Science Central

The adjacent Learning and Teaching Centre will open in Autumn 2019. It will accommodate up to 750 people in the main auditorium and offer multiple event and exhibition areas. Linking the two buildings is Science Square, an outdoor social space.

Learning and Teaching Centre

Learning and Teaching Centre, Science Central

Both buildings will have unique hospitality facilities and catering packages, offering options for informal meetings and networking events. To find out more about Science Central as it develops visit

In addition to on-site cafes, restaurants and private dining spaces, the University also provides event catering. Delegate packages and bespoke menus are delivered directly to your chosen venue.

Meanwhile, accommodation for your events can be supplied at the University’s Castle Leazes accommodation, which is located on the edge of campus, next to the oldest green space in Newcastle and only a short 10 minute walk to the city centre, making it an attractive venue for conferences and summer schools.

Castle Leazes

Castle Leazes Accommodation

Over 1,000 bedrooms are available, comprising both ensuite and standard rooms, with access to additional facilities including meeting rooms, a licensed bar, social spaces and the main dining hall.

Castle Leazes offers complimentary tea and coffee facilities in addition to bedding and towels, with rooms serviced throughout your stay, at a standard and premium rate. The in-house catering team can provide meals for the duration of your visit from a full English breakfast and evening meal to bespoke catering packages to suit each individual group.

For more information, contact:

Newcastle University Conference Office
Newcastle University, Level 2, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
T: +44 (0)191 208 1978


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