Travel and Safety

**Our schedule is rich with content. If you are traveling from a considerable distance, you may wish to arrive a day or two in advance to give yourself time to rest and overcome jet lag. Please feel the freedom to take a break and rest as needed if jet lag is overwhelming. 

Airports - Stansted [STN] is the closest airport to Cambridge and is a quick and direct train journey. For those flying from further afield, Gatwick (LGW) has regular direct trains to Cambridge; Heathrow (LHR) requires a train journey into London, the underground, and then the train to Cambridge. A coach/bus – Traveling directly to Cambridge by coach from either Gatwick or Heathrow airports takes approximately the same amount of time. More information on travel arrangements (cost, time, ease) from each airport is here.

Travel to Cambridge

MAP OF UK [with London and Cambridge highlighted]

Our Time is Now Faith & Law Convocation will be held in Cambridge, UK, a 1-hour train or motor coach ride from London. Transportation information:

Trains and buses can be accessed from stations at the airports. Please visit the websites below for more information. 

Trains - Your UK Train Journey Planner - National Rail Enquiries

Coaches/Buses - Interactive Network Map ( or

London to Cambridge ( offers different travel options and links to relevant websites

Arriving by Car - London to Cambridge Union - Google Maps

Parking: No parking is available at the Cambridge Union Society. If arriving by car, there are a number of public car parks and options for on-street parking. Please be aware that these vary in cost. The closest car parks to the Cambridge Union Society are:

Grand Arcade car park - Cambridge City Council

Castle Hill car park - Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Station car park: Cambridge Station (Greater Anglia)

Important Links

Please note the following important links for this event.

  • Travel and safety info (recommended immunizations, medicines, etc.)

COVID Safety

Participants are asked to self-monitor their own health and show humble concern for others by following appropriate safety measures. The forum team will provide participants with an update on local regulations and suggested guidelines one week before the forum starts. 

We reserve the right, at the sole discretion of the event team, to cancel and refund the registration fees of any participant deemed a reasonable risk to the health and safety of others in attendance. 

Current COVID guidelines in England: 

If you will arrive in England from abroad after 4 am, Friday 18 March 2022, you do not need to:

You do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel, take any COVID-19 tests or quarantine when you arrive in England.

This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not.

You also will not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules.

Other countries may have rules about what you need to do to leave the country to travel to England. You should check travel advice for the country you are travelling from.

Also check guidance on requirements for vaccinations and COVID-19 testing for travel through or returning to other countries.

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