Olympic Torch at Jubliee Campus

The Olympic Torch reaches Nottingham this Thursday, and will be cheered along Triumph Road early on Friday morning by the University’s Tri Campus Games athletes. 

Staff, students and visitors are advised to plan their travel routes carefully due to associated traffic disruptions (detailed below).

There will be lots of events on Thursday evening throughout Nottingham to celebrate the arrival of the torch. Explore links on this page to find out more.


Torch Relay reaches Nottingham


Olympic Torch Relay

The Torch will reach Nottingham early on Thursday evening and will leave on Friday morning via Jubilee Campus. 

Nottingham welcomes the Olympic Torch to the city on Day 41 of its journey, on Thursday evening 28 June. The Olympic Torch Relay’s arrival will launch Nottingham’s city-wide ‘Big Night Out’ celebrations. Festivities begin as it arrives, and local Torchbearers, including University of Nottingham staff and students, will carry the Torch.

Event details

Olympic-Torch-2-466The Nottingham’s Got Talent Big Dance event, from 5.15pm in Old Market Square, has been choreographed by Dance4 and Lakeside Arts Centre. Loick Essien will be sponsoring Coca Cola’s live act for Nottingham. Then from 7.30pm, experience the ‘Follow The Light’ procession. 

At 8.45am on Friday, Day 42 of the Olympic Torch Relay, our Tri Campus Games athletes will cheer the Torch down Triumph Road between Jubilee Campus and University of Nottingham Innovation Park as it heads out of the city towards Chesterfield, Matlock, Buxton and Derby.

More information

Torch-guideFor more information about the Olympic Torch Relay and entertainment on Thursday, visit the City Council's website or see their Torch Relay Leaflet [PDF].

Tri Campus Games

Tri Campus Games

The Games run from Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 June. Students from the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses will compete in a range of different sports and activities. 


Transport disruptions 

Staff who work at Jubilee are advised to arrive extra early as Friday is also Day 1 of the University’s annual June Open Days. These will go ahead as planned, but some re-routing will take place on Friday morning to reduce further traffic disruption.

Expect significant disruption and traffic delays caused by road closures beginning just after 7am. Aim to arrive early if you need to get to Jubilee Campus. It will be inaccessible to vehicles after 7.30am, and parking will not be available until after 9.30am.

Please consult Nottingham City Council’s Game On website for details of the route and road closures, as well as event highlights and special deals in restaurants and other venues across the city.

Changes to hopper buses 

On Friday 29 June the Jubilee hopper bus service will be suspended until 9.45am. The first bus will leave The Exchange Building at 9.45am and will follow the normal out-of-term timetable.

The King’s Meadow and Sutton Bonington hopper buses will operate on normal timetables, although there may be delays on both services.



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