Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

Main Action Workshop

MC meeting + WG workshops
  • When 09 Oct, 2017 02:00 PM to 11 Oct, 2017 05:00 PM (Europe/Paris / UTC200)
  • Where Keele
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 01782 733324
  • Attendees tbc
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ChETEC year 1 Main event


The MC meeting will take place in the afternoon of Monday October 9 and October 10-11 will be dedicated to the working group activities. Generally half a day will be dedicated to each working group.

The detailed programme is saved and regularly updated in this document:


The workshop will take place at Keele Hall on Keele University campus. Click here for maps


YOU need to book your own accommodation. COST will reimburse expenses according to the budget agreed by the MC (A list of participants for which the travel+hotel costs will be reimbursed has been approved by the MC. Contact Raphael Hirschi if you have any question about funding. The hotel budget in the approved WBP is Euro 80 per night per person, which is roughly £70).

Keele is a village, next to the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is next to the city of Stoke-on-Trent. Public buses regularly connect Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Keele campus. Here is a list of recommended hotels. Please book your room yourself following the website links below.


Travelodge, Newcastle-under-Lyme Central
Address: Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 2RS
Rooms: £30.00 - £53.00 on Bed & Breakfast basis
Premier Inn, Hanley
Address: Etruria Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5NH
Tel. No.: 0871 527 9476
Rooms: £32.00 - £86.600 on room only basis
Best Western Moat House, Etruria
Address: Etruria Hall, Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BQ
Tel. No.: 0844 387 6245
Rooms: approx £109 on Bed & Breakfast basis
There are other hotels in the region, which you can search for on using "ST5 5BG" in the address bar.


Here are general directions to Keele campus. We cannot host participants on campus during term time unfortunately but staying in Newcastle-under-Lyme is better to find a restaurant at night.

Newcastle-under-Lyme (not to be confused with Newscatle-upon-Tyne!) is a town, which is situated between Keele village/campus and the city of Stoke-on-Trent. There is a bus stop in the middle of Newcastle within walking distance from most hotels. There are very frequent buses between Newcastle and Keele campus. You need to take bus number 3 at stand number 12 (alternative is no 85). See full info here:

The most convenient airport is Manchester (with many connections within Europe). Birmingham is a reasonable alternative airport and it has a train station as well. Liverpool airport is also an alternative with possible buses+train connections via Crewe]
There is a train station at Manchester airport:

You can buy a ticket at the station or online at:

From the airport the best is to buy a ticket and go to Stoke-on-Trent train station. From there you can take a taxi for about £10 or take a bus (e.g. no 3 to Newcastle/Keele) [Crewe train station is an alternative option with bus no 85 going from Crewe to Keele/Newcastle]. More bus options here:

Let me know if you need more info. Raphael
TAXIs: (not reimbursed by COST)
Taxis are not reimbursed by COST but might still be an interesting transport alternative. Pre-booked taxis cost around £40 between Manchester airport and Keele. IF NOT PRE-BOOKED, TAXIS WILL BE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE. Here are the companies you can pre-book taxis from.
Recommendation is to leave Keele 3 hours before your departure time for manchester airport. Travel times to avoid are between 4.30pm and 6.30pm due to heavy traffic.