View of the Trent building

Venues and Travel Information 


Conference Venue

4-6 September 2018

The ICDVRAT Conference will be held on the New Teaching and Learning Building, University Park Campus of the University of Nottingham.  Which is located between 8 & 9 on the Map

Location Map

Address: Teaching and Learning Building, University Park Campus,  University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Trent Building

Nottingham University Trent Building


Drinks Reception 

The Drinks Reception will be held on Tuesday 4th September 2018 following the first day of the conference.

Venue Address: The Senate Chamber, The Trent Building, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD 

Anne James

Drinks Reception, Welcome Address

Professor Anne James

Professor and Head of Computing and Technology at Nottingham Trent University 


Anne is an experienced academic of the Computer Science discipline having been involved in numerous research projects and other academic pursuits. She has taught and supervised projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and directed a number of PhD programmes. Her career has included the roles of Research Group Leader, Head of Department, Unit Leader for RAE and Professor of Data Systems Architecture. Anne is keen to make links with industry and business to enhance her teaching and research work.

Specialties: Database, Collaborative Technologies, Distributed Computing, Enterprise Computing 

Jessica Corner 1

Welcome Address

Dame Jessice Corner

Professor Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research & Knowledge Exchange


Professor Dame Jessica Corner is a Professor of Cancer & Supportive Care.  She joined the University of Nottingham on 1st January 2016 as PVC (Research & Knowledge Exchange).  Jessica has over 30 years’ experience in Higher Education. 

One of the first students to graduate with a degree in Nursing from London University, Jessica went on to specialize in Cancer Nursing at the Royal Marsden Hospital and gained her PhD in 1990 from Kings College London.  She was Director of the Centre of Cancer and Palliative care Studies and Deputy Dean (Nursing) at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital for 12 years and the first nurse to be appointed to a Chair at the Institute. 

Jessica joined the University of Southampton in 2002 and was seconded to Macmillan Cancer Support to work as Director of Improving Cancer Services in 2005. Returning to Southampton University in 2008 to become Head of the School of Health Sciences, Jessica was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Southampton University from 2010 until December 2015, and continues to hold a number of key national roles.  She is Chair of the Council of Deans for Health and Chair of HEFCE UK Health Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC). 

Jessica  was awarded a DBE in 2014 for services to Health Care Research and Education and elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2015.

Main Hall National Justice Museum

 National Justice Museum


 Conference Dinner 

The Conference Dinner will be held on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Starting at 6pm including a Murder Mystery Evening.

Venue Address:  National Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

You will be transported back to the Victorian era and play sleuth. The evening will begin in the magnificent Grand Jury Room, historically used by deliberating jury members. You will hear about the case of the evening before being set on your way down to the murkiest depths of the prison below to collect clues and speak to the suspects. The evening includes a sumptuous 3 course hot meal and culminates with a shocking revelation of ‘whodunnit?!’ 

Due to the historic nature of the building (dates back to the 14th Century) the lower levers of this building are not accessible to wheelchair users and may not be suitable for the less mobile. 

National Justice Museum



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University Park Campus Travel Information 


ICDVRAT Conference

University of Nottingham
Teaching and Learning Building
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD