Experiential Knowledge Special Interest Group


Conference Venue

EKSIG 2011 is hosted by the University for the Creative Arts. The venue for the conference and conference dinner will be Farnham Castle with its historic Great Hall.


Farnham Castle International Briefing & Conference Centre

Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG

Farnham is located a 50 minute train ride south-west of London. Farnham is a market town with many pretty streets and independent shops.

The castle is conveniently situated at the edge of Farnham town centre, not more than 15 min relaxed walk away from the University and the Craft Studies Centre as well as The Maltings.



If you are coming by train, Farnham train station is ideally located close to the town centre. There are taxis outside (Platform 1 entrance) and it is just a short journey to the Castle (no more than 10 mins). It is also possible to walk from the station although this may not be advisable if you have large bags because the castle is up the hill.


If you are driving into Farnham, it is worth noting that there are resident only - or limited parking spaces in the town centre. There may be limited parking at the castle, but it is best to confirm this before you travel.




There is on-site accommodation in the Castle on a first come first serve basis available.  Costs are for a double bed room with single occupancy: GBP85 incl. VAT per night per person. Shared occupancy of a twin bed room is available for GBP55incl. VAT per person per night. Details of the accommodation offered is available at:



For booking your room, please contact Barbara Milam  +44 (0)1252 720403

Alternatively, there are a number of hotels and guest houses nearby:

Bishops Table Hotel

27 West Street • Farnham • Surrey • GU9 7DR

Mercure Bush Hotel Farnham

The Borough, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NN

Farnham Bed and Breakfast

A guest house close to the church yard and The Maltings.

22 Abbot's Ride, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8HY

Farnham House Hotel

Alton Road (A31), Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5ER

(This hotel is further out of Farnham and you may wish to have your own transport)



There is a wide range of dining establishments within walking distance of the Castle. Chains include Pizza Express, Zizzi, Brasserie Gerard, Cafe Rouge, Cote (a French Cafe), Quype.


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SkinDeep - experiential knowledge and multi sensory communication

International Conference 2011 of the DRS Special Interest Group

on Experiential Knowledge

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