Dorothy Garrod

Porter’s Lodge- 

Level Access– Ground floor room, flat access via pavement of Sidgwick street. Close to an accessible WC.

Hearing– An Induction Loop System is in use, switch to the T position. Portable hearing loops are also available from the conference office.

Visual– Glass doors and full-height windows have contrast markings. Maps/information are not currently displayed in large print but the Porters are available 24/7 to answer any questions.

General– Seating is comfortable and varied, the lodge can be busy during the day with background noise from the cafe but is generally standard. 


Bar/ Cafe- 

Level Access– Ground floor, accessible via Porters lodge. There is level access from the room to disabled toilets, which are located between the Bar/cafe and porters lodge. 

Hearing– An Induction Loop System is in use, switch to the T position. Portable hearing loops are also available from the conference office. 

Visual– Glass doors and full-height windows have contrast markings. Lighting is generally good, can be turned down for bops etc. Large print menus are not currently available. 

General– The cafe can get quite busy during the day. Toilets are located on both entrances. 

Anna Bateson Room- 

Level Access– Ground floor area with wide entrance doors. Flat access via the internal corridor from Porters’ Lodge. Accessible w/c in the café corridor.

Hearing– An Induction Loop System is in use, switch to the T position. Portable hearing loops are also available from the conference office.

Visual– electric lighting, signage on contrasting glare-free finish.

General– There is a small seating area located outside the room which can be used in the case of sensory issues. Seating for note-takers or carers is dependent upon the size of the event but is usually available. No excessive background noise.

Party Room- 

Level Access– Basement, accessible via Dorothy Garrod lift. Disabled toilets can be accessed on the ground floor via the bar. Please be aware that the party room and w/c are on different floors. 

Hearing– An Induction Loop System is in use, switch to the T position. Portable hearing loops are also available from the conference office.

Visual– stairs are indicated by contrast markings. 

General– Due to small size and basement location this room is potentially triggering for those suffering from claustrophobia. Please be aware that the party room is undergoing renovation, so detailed accessibility notes cannot be currently provided and may be subject to change.

Cynthia Beerbower Room- 

Level Access– Ground floor room with wide entrance doors. Flat access via the internal corridor from Porters’ Lodge. Accessible w/c outside of the room.

Hearing– An Induction Loop System is in use, switch to the T position. Portable hearing loops are also available from the conference office.

Visual– electric lighting, signage on contrasting glare-free finish. Three fire exits are indicated by lit signs. 

General– There is a small seating area located outside the room which can be used in the case of sensory issues. Seating for note-takers or carers is dependent upon the size of the event but is usually available. No excessive background noise.

Admin Corridor (Tutorial Office, Accounts etc)- 

Level Access– Ground floor corridor, flat access via the internal corridor from Porter’s lodge. Entry from Newnham Walk through the door has one step or through the gate is via a gravel path. There is an Accessible WC on the corridor. 

Hearing– An Induction Loop System is in use, switch to the T position. Portable hearing loops are also available from the conference office.

Visual– electric lighting, signage on contrasting glare-free finish. Three fire exits are indicated by lit signs.

General– Seating for note-takers or carers is dependent upon the size of the office but is usually available. No excessive background noise.