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The University of Southampton

1. Course Information

The Electrochemistry Group in Southampton have organised Annual Electrochemistry Summer Schools since 1969. 

Our Summer schools have been attended by over 1000 delegates leading to many research collaborations. In addition to the annual course in Southampton, Southampton Summer Schools have been organised in USA, Canada, Argentina, China and Brazil.

Social Programme

Although the days are quite full, we like to offer you socialising and entertainment opportunities. The course starts on Sunday evening with registration and an informal buffet and reception at 19:30. On Monday evening, a guided walk has been arranged. On this occasion, you will be expected to purchase your own evening meal. On Thursday evening, there will be a formal course dinner which we hope all will attend. Lunches, morning/afternoon coffees/teas and biscuits, the formal dinner and transport within Southampton are included in the fee.


Lectures and experiments will take place at the School of Chemistry on the Highfield campus, University of Southampton.

Travel to Southampton

Southampton is on the South Coast about 80 miles from London. The train service for Southampton leaves from Waterloo Station and there are 3 trains (2 fast) per hour throughout the day. Southampton has two stations, Southampton Central and Southampton Parkway near the airport.

For those arriving by plane into Heathrow, the easiest way to Southampton is by the National Express coach service. The coach service is two-hourly from the coach station which is adjacent to the bus station at the centre of the airport complex. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes and tickets can be purchased in the bus station. For those arriving at Gatwick there is a good train service from Gatwick direct to Southampton. Alternatively, you can take the express train from Gatwick to Victoria, underground to Waterloo, and then train to Southampton, but this is rather expensive. Stansted Airport is much less convenient being sited North of London. There are National Express bus services but they involve changing at Heathrow and it takes about 4 hours. By train you need to travel through London including underground between Liverpool Street and Waterloo.

If you are travelling in a group, take a taxi to Southampton and share the fare, it is the most convenient if not the cheaper option. Certainly, you will be able to arrange to go back to the airport in a shared taxi, once you get to know people on the course.

You may consider flying directly to Southampton Airport

For those using their car, pay and display parking is available on the university campus but spaces are quickly taken. It is best to park your car at the hotel and come in on the bus.

Additional information including maps of the area and campus, coach and train times is available.

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