FAQ

Application, Registration & Fees

No, unfortunately the ACAIN is unable to provide any form of financial support.
The registration fee includes the cost of registration, all lectures, all course sessions, poster sessions, oral presentations, tutorials, PayPal service and all the scientific activities of the Advanced Course & Symposium.

The registration fee is fixed and cannot be prorated.

Yes. Please refer to the Registration and Fees section of our website. Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible for reduced Registration Fees.
Yes, major Credit Cards are accepted using the Online Payment System.
Shortly before the beginning of your Course you will be sent additional information specific to the Advanced Course. The final program will be available online short before the beginning of the Advanced Course.
Cancellations received no later than July 1, 2020 will receive a full refund less € 50 in processing charges. All reimbursements are processed 4-8 weeks after the Advanced Course. After July 1, 2020 no refunds will be given.

Getting There

The easiest way to reach Grasmere is to drive and there is ample parking at the hotels.

If travelling by air, by far the most convenient airport is Manchester Airport.  From here, it is possible to take the train directly from the airport’s rail station to Windermere, changing at Oxenholme (Lake District).  The journey time is around 2 hours and there are trains every 2 hours through the day (more often at some peak times).  Alternatively, it is possible to take other trains from the airport, but it will be necessary to change at Manchester Piccadilly, Preston or Oxenholme (Lake District) and the journey time will be up to 3 hours.

If travelling by train from the north or south (or from airports other than Manchester), it is necessary to travel to Windermere by changing trains at Preston or Oxenholme (Lake District). For train times and fares, please check http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. Some tickets are cheaper if bought in advance – to buy tickets online please visit www.virgintrains.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com. For the approx. 9 mile journey from Windermere to Grasmere, there are regular buses with a typical journey time of 35 minutes.  Alternatively, it is possible to travel by taxi although this will be considerably more expensive.

The following website has some useful information about the area around Grasmere: http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/grasmere/

Please visit the Travel Information page on the ACAIN 2020 website for detailed information.

Yes. All Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation.
Please visit the Location and the Activities pages on the ACAIN website.
All Courses are meant to be conducted in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
If your arrival time is after 9.30pm please contact us in advance. Information about your accommodation will be emailed to you in advance and you may contact your hotel directly for further assistance.

Onsite

Yes, there will be a wireless connection at the site of the Advanced Course.
If needed, you should bring your own electrical adaptors with you.
We strongly discourage partial attendance and in order fully gain from the Advanced Course; participants should attend for the full duration. Should personal circumstances require this, please contact us and let us know.
Please refer to the Cancellation Policy on the Registration and Fee page.
The fixed fee will be charged regardless of the length of time a participant attends an event. Fees cannot be prorated for anyone.

After an Advanced Course

The lecture hall and other areas of the Wordsworth Hotel & SPA  will be closed before and after the dates of the Advanced Course or may be occupied by other activities.
If you desire to stay longer in Grasmere or in the area you may refer to the Activities page of this website.  Tuscany offers an extremely ample variety of accommodations and activities suitable for all taste and all budgets. If needed, we will also be happy to refer you to a local travel service for further info. Please note that the ACAIN is unable to assist with individual travel plans.