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Debating Debates: Meta-ontology and Scientific Realism, will take place on a single day in the New College of the Humanities Registry, a five-storey terraced house built between 1776 and 1781. Situated around the quiet Bedford Square Garden, the College is a peaceful and relaxed environment in Central London’s historic Bloomsbury area. It is located less than ten minutes’ walk from UCL and Birkbeck College.

NCH is located at 19 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH. 




We are within walking distance of Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, Euston Square and Russell Square tube stations. It is a 20-minute walk from Euston Station or Kings Cross/St Pancras. There are numerous eating and drinking options in addition to this we are also only a 3-minute walk from British Museum.

From Tottenham Court Road Station

Take the exit for the Dominion Theatre. With the theatre on you right walk north along Tottenham Court Road. Take the second turning on the right (bailey Street) and walk east for 100m. The registry is on your left at 19 Bedford Square, opposite the gates to Bedford Square Gardens.

From Goodge Street Station

Take the Tottenham Court Road exit. Walk south on Tottenham Court Road towards Oxford Street Take the third turning on your left (Bailey Street) and walk east about 100m. The Registry is on your left at 19 Bedford Square, opposite the gates to Bedford Square Gardens.

From Russell Square Station

Take the Bernard Street exit from the station and turn left towards Russell Square. Cross Woburn Place and continue straight ahead with Russell Square Gardens on your left. Walk around the perimeter of the gardens and then turn right into Montague Place. Continue straight ahead, crossing Malet Street and then Gower Street. Continue another 100m and the Registry is on your right at 19 Bedford Square, opposite the gates to Bedford Square Gardens.


The nearest mainline train stations are King’s Cross/St. Pancras and Euston. The College is a 15 to 20 minute walk. If you prefer to take the tube, it’s two minutes on the Piccadilly Line from Kings Cross/St Pancras to Russell Square or the three minutes on the Northern Line from Euston to Goodge Street station. There are also taxi ranks outside each of the stations.


Bedford Square is centrally located and surrounded by tube stations. The nearest stations are Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly Line). Consult Transport for London for up-to-date service announcements and journey planning.


Bedford Square is well served by bus routes. The following buses stop within 200m of the College: 1, 7, 8, 10, 14, 25, 29, 55, 73, 98, 134, 176 and 390. Consult Transport for London for up-to-date service announcements and journey planning.


An extensive network of cycle routes lead to Bedford Square, and there are cycle rack facilities on the south and west sides of the square.


If you are flying in to London Heathrow you can take the Underground (Piccadilly Line, eastbound) to Russell Square station. You can walk the 700m to the Registry or take a taxi.

If you fly into Gatwick, you can take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station. From Victoria station, you can take the Victoria Line northbound and change at Warren Street onto the Northern Line southbound to Goodge Street, or you can take a taxi.

There are taxi ranks at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports but please be aware that a taxi into central London will cost in excess of £50 from Heathrow and £70 from Gatwick.