When and where...

Date: Thursday 19th September, 2019

Time: 9.15 - 16.00

Venue: Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Science


Cardiff School of Optometry

Conference Venue


School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4LU.


Parking spaces are not available at the venue. The nearest large car park is on Dumfries Place close to where Newport Road meets Queen Street, which is around a 20 minute walk from the venue. The postcode for the NCP Car Park at Dumfries Place is CF10 3FN.

There is a limited number of Disabled Parking bays, but they are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are available to all disabled staff and students of the school and visitors to the optometry clinic, not just conference attendees.

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By Road

Travelling from the West on the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 32, exit onto A470 toward Cardiff. Merge onto A470 and follow for 3 miles. Turn left onto Maindy Road.

Travelling from the East on the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 28, exit onto A48(M) toward Cardiff (E & S). Continue onto A48. Take the exit toward M4/A470. Merge onto Eastern Avenue N/A48. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto North Road E/A470. Take the exit onto North Road/A470. Turn left onto Maindy road.

By Rail

From Cardiff Central Station there is a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station. There is a five minute walk from the station to the venue.

By Bus

Local bus services also operate from Cardiff city centre. To check the services go to https://www.cardiffbus.com/plan-a-journey


In case of an emergency, please contact in the first instance Wales Council of the Blind on 07812 110193. If you cannot get through to this number, please contact WCB's main office on 02920 473954.

The School of Optometry, the venue of the conference, can be contacted on 029 208 74374.