Travel to Preston
Preston is a city in the North of England. IBAR is part of University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), which is within easy access of the city centre. Details of how to get to IBAR/UCLAN, by rail, bus, coach or car, are available here: https://www.uclan.ac.uk/visit/how_to_find_us.php
Accommodation in Preston
In Preston city centre there are quite a few hotels available, usually with ensuite and breakfast included. They come at a range of prices and qualities, and it is worth shopping around through different internet booking companies or directly.
The closest hotel to IBAR is the Preston International Legacy Hotel: information and contact details are available here: http://www.legacy-hotels.co.uk/hotels/legacy-preston-international-hotel-preston-lancashire . A number of rooms have been held in reserve for booking at a special conference rate of £67 per room per night – these are first come, first served, and will only be held until June 2nd. If you want to book one of these rooms, please contact the hotel directly, and quote the conference reference number: 62325
Extending your stay
If you want to extend your stay in Preston, or in the surrounding region, you can find information about things to do here: https://www.uclan.ac.uk/study_here/student-life/index.php
CLR James had close associations with the region, and the Manchester People’s History Museum is well worth a visit. Preston Black History Group (http://www.prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk/ ) are also a useful resource for finding out more about the region’s historical Caribbean links.