University of Cambridge, 19-21 April 2023

  • Useful Information

Useful Information

Some quick and useful info to help you prepare for LILAC, including our twitter account/hashtag and WiFi details for this year's conference.

Joining instructions

Joining instructions will be available a few weeks before the conference.

Directions - Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge

LILAC 2023 will be held on the Sidgwick Site (CB3 9DA), one of the largest University sites in the city.

See our venue pages for details on getting here.

We advise all conference participants to use public transport. Should you need it for directions, the postcode of the Brooks Building is CB3 9DA.


There are several taxi companies servicing Cambridge. There is a Taxi rank at the railway station. Full details of  Taxi ranks can be found on Cambridge Plus Taxis.

Bookable taxi services include:

  • CamCab – +44 (0) 1223 704704
  • A1 Cabco Taxis – +44 (0) 1223 525555 / 313131
  • Panther – +44 (0)1223 715715


Conference registration, parallel sessions, CILIP IL Group AGM, and all refreshment and lunch breaks will mainly be held on the Sidgwick Site, CB3 9DA.

Contact us

If you need to contact someone from LILAC at any point there will be someone at the registration desk. LILAC committee members will be wearing purple LILAC t-shirts, volunteers will have orange lanyards. 

WiFi access

Wireless internet access is available campus-wide. If you are visiting from an institution that participates in the eduroam scheme, you can login to the secure eduroam service using your usual username and password.

Social events

More details coming soon.

Campus facilities

The Sidgwick site has one café, the Arc Café in the Alison Richard Building (see map).

There are no shops on the Sidgwick site. There are a lot of shops in the centre of town, near the Market Square, Trinity Street, Kings Parade.

Walk/Time out
If you wish to sit in peace for a while, there are a few outdoors places:

  • Selwyn College Gardens - quickly accessible from the Sidgwick site.
  • A walk along 'the Backs' takes you along the backs of some of the main 'river' colleges. Walk down West Road and turn left onto Queens Road which is 'the backs'.
  • Coe Fen, a semi-rural meadowland area to the east of the River Cam

Twitter & Facebook

Don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter! We’ll be tweeting from @LILAC _conf and the hashtag for LILAC 2023 is #lilac23.

You can also "Like" us on Facebook.

We’d love to hear what you’re reading as you travel to LILAC. Please do tweet us at #lilac23 to share!

Conference Reports

If, as a result of LILAC you produce any conference reports via journals, blog posts, storify, or any other mechanism we'd like to know! Please send details to or @LILAC _conf so that we can include details in our conference archive.

Present @ LILAC

LILAC is great opportunity for our fellow professionals to present their ideas, share best practice and show case new thinking in our sector. If you have an idea then we'd love to hear about it. We have many options for the types of sessions you might run from a symposium to a workshop. Visit our Call for Presentations page to find out how to apply.

Book your place

Places at this year's conference are likely to be in demand more than ever before. Each year our conference grows increasingly popular and this year promises to be no different. Don't miss out and book your place now for this year's conference.
We look forward to seeing you there!

LILAC on Twitter

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University of Cambridge, 19-21 April 2023

University of Cambridge, 19-21 April 2023