Directions to Keele:
Keele University is on the western outskirts of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is just west of Stoke-on-Trent.
The Astrophysics Group is in the Lennard-Jones Laboratories
(Building 17, coordinates D/E-4 on this map).
Our seminars normally take place from 4-5 pm on Wednesdays in the Lennard-Jones library (LJ1.25).
Getting to Keele and around
- How to get here (a more detailed version of the summary below + link to maps)
If you stay overnight your host will arrange accommodation for you.
You will most likely stay either in the
Keele Management Centre or at the
Old School B&B.
If you come by plane
The nearest airports are Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).
From the airport to Keele University you can take a taxi, or the
train (to Stoke-on-Trent; direct from BHX,
or through Manchester from MAN), or a
National Express coach (to Hanley bus station in Stoke-on-Trent; direct service from MAN, and some direct from BHX).
If you choose a taxi from the airport, these are shuttle companies that we have used before:
If you take a train or a coach from the airport, you will then need to take a taxi or another bus to reach the University.
- A 2 B Private Hire Tel: +44 1782 619494
- Roseville Taxicabs Tel: +44 1782 613456
- J & K Taxis Tel: +44 7813 292983
If you come by train
If you take the train you can go either to Crewe or to Stoke-on-Trent. From either station it is easiest to take a taxi to the University. Look for the taxi rank outside the station to get here, and once you're here your host can arrange for a cab for your return trip.
There are also bus services from both stations: from Crewe, the Number 85A towards Newcastle (provider D&G Buses;
schedule here) takes about 35 minutes; from Stoke-on-Trent, bus Number 25 towards Keele (provider First;
takes about 40 minutes. Both services stop right in front of the Lennard-Jones Labs.
If you come by coach
National Express goes both to Crewe and to Hanley bus station in Stoke-on-Trent. From the coach station, either take a taxi to the University or catch a local bus as above (D&G Number 85A from Crewe; First Number 25 from Hanley/Stoke-on-Trent).