FORREST Conference 2020 venue

External shot of the Science Centre at ARU

The FORREST 2020 Conference will be hosted at Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge.

Cambridge has been renowned as a centre of learning since the 13th century – and Anglia Ruskin University has been here since 1858 when the Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors. Today, our friendly, bustling campus is a stone’s throw from the historic city centre with its vibrant cultural and social scene.

Our Cambridge campus is home to the School of Life Sciences and the recently opened Science Centre, the venue for FORREST 2020. As a University we are committed to the advancement of knowledge and education of students. We are passionate about collaboration, innovation and transformation to enhance social, cultural and economic well-being.


The historical City of Cambridge, one of the most important and beautiful cities in the UK, is famous throughout the world for its universities and colleges, academic excellence, and exciting history and culture.

King's College Cambridge with river and punt in foreground

Cambridge is compact, and easy to explore on foot or by bicycle. Or, of course, you can wander down to the River Cam and hire one of the city’s famous punts. It’s a glorious way to sight see.

You’ll discover a network of medieval streets and passageways, college courts, gardens, bridges and churches. Sometimes there seem to be theatres, galleries, craft markets, cafés and tiny secondhand bookshops around every corner. With so much to see and do it can be hard to pick out the highlights, but you might like:

  • taking a walking tour of Cambridge (or hiring a bike and exploring on two wheels)
  • exploring the extensive collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum
  • visiting the magnificent King’s College Chapel
  • relaxing in open spaces such as the Botanic Gardens, Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece
  • admiring the eye-catching Corpus (or ‘Grasshopper’) Clock.

How to get here

For the most up to date information please visit the Travelling to our Cambridge campus page. Here you will also find links to maps of our campus, Cambridge city centre, and the surrounding area.