2015 Workshop: Communication Training

A report on the Communication Workshop

– Pictures of the workshop –

The “Enabling Excellence” Communication Training Workshop took place from Sunday 29th November to Friday 4th December 2015, at the “Wellcome Conference Centre” on the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK. It was organised by Edward Goldwyn from Goldwyn Associates Ltd.


The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

The training workshop was attended by the PhD students, supervisors and project expert advisors within the Enabling Excellence network.

Workshop Programme
Sunday 29th 2015
16h00 : Registration
17h00-20h00 : Welcome and Meeting between participants

Monday 30thThursday 3rd
9h00 – 19h00 : Training activities

Friday 4th
9h00 – 12h00 : Scientific and Administrative Project Meetings
Scientific Discussions, arrangement of student exchanges, network administrative issues, details for next training workshop in May 2016.

Detailed pdf programme

Location and Travel Details

Wellcome Conference Centre
Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton Cambridge
CB10 1RQ

The Wellcome Conference Centre is about 12 miles South of Cambridge, on the Sanger Laboratory Campus.  Full details on how to reach the site by car are available here, including a printable pdf summary.  The site is shown on google maps here.  The nearest train station is Cambridge.  Note that the taxi prices from various nearby airports may be financially competitive with trains if you are several participants from the same site (notably if you include the cost of a final taxi from Cambridge to the site, it is about 8 miles from Cambridge train station, 10 miles from Cambridge city centre).

Several participants will be attending by car so if you need transport for the final section please let us know and we may be able to arrange a lift for you.  In this case the closest train stations are Whittlesford and Great Chesterford (this will be much quicker for collecting you than Cambridge city centre, they are stops on the train line from London to Cambridge).  There are also bus 7A from Cambridge city centre to Hinxton (although this is a bit slow and not on Sundays).

If you need a taxi (notably from Stanstead airport or cambridge) you can pre-book one here (they have a good App so you can track your arriving taxi on your mobile phone!)

Accommodation and meals were all be on-site.

The Hinxton estate, with its Hall and 125 acres of parkland, lies on the banks of the river Cam, which also flows through the old university city of Cambridge. The Genome Campus is a 55-acre estate south of Cambridge in the grounds of Hinxton Hall. Nestled in the quiet countryside of these landscaped gardens, are two world-class research facilities: the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The Wellcome Trust bought the site as a home for the new Sanger Centre. Since then the site has developed to become the British hub of biomedical science.