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Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences Hackathon

A two day event hacking content, systems and services for the Life Sciences

University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HY.

Tuesday 6th December and Wednesday 7th December, 2011.


The venue where the event is taking place is

University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HY.

The event is FREE to all those booked, there is no registration fee. These events aren't cheap to organise and there is therefore a no show fee of £50, if you are unable to attend (once booked) and unable to find a replacement without good reason.


You will need to book and pay for your own accommodation. There are plenty of hotels, hostels etc in the Bloomsbury area.

How to get here/Maps

For more information about how to get to the venue, please visit:

Tube Map of London

You may use the rational London tube Map (Make sure you you change Print setup to landscape - the map prints on A4). The nearest tube station to the venue is Russell Square on the Piccadilly line.

Google Map

Public Transport

Oyster Cards

The cheapest way to get around London on public transport is by using an Oyster Card. If you don't have one, you can get a Visitor Oyster Card (2-4 days delivery) delivered before you arrive or buy an Oyster Card when you arrive. Oyster Cards never expire, so they can be used on future trips to London. An Oyster Card has a lower single fare cost than cash and will always find the lowest possible fare combination for your day's travel, and will usually pay for itself within a couple of days.

Travel Cards

Alternatively, the following Travelcards (and other tickets) are available, which may be more suited to delegates attending a single day:

Travelcard Off-Peak Anytime
Day Travelcard (Zones 1-2) £5.60 (off peak) £7.20 (anytime)
7 Day Travelcard (Zones 1-2) £25.80 (anytime)
It is generally cheaper to buy a Travelcard than to pay for single journeys unless you intend on only making one journey in a day, since a single cash fare for a Zones 1-2 single ticket is £4.

If you have an Oyster Card, this fare will be substantially cheaper and your daily travel cost will automatically be capped at the cost of a Travelcard.

London Underground

The nearest stations to University of London Union are Goodge Street (Northern Line), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines), Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly Line).

For further information

If you would like to ask questions to the event organiser, please contact Mahendra Mahey, or ring him on 01225 384594 if there query about the booking etc please contact