University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and prestigious academic institutions, boasting a rich history of over 800 years. The university consists of 31 constituent colleges, each with its own architecture and heritage, attracting visitors from all over the world. William Gates Building is the home of the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory. The Building was completed in 2001 and was named after the father of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.


University of Cambridge
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD

William Gates Building – Map view:


There is a visitor car park located at the entrance to William Gates Building, which is offered on a first come first served basis. Visitors using this car park are required to book in at the reception each day. Alternatively there is additional parking at Madingley Road Park and Ride within 5-10 minute walking distance.


Delegates are responsible to arrange their accommodation in Cambridge. There is limited space available at Churchill College within the walking distance to the conference venue. The rates offered are as follows (including Bed & Breakfast + VAT):

  • Single standard room with shared bathroom and WC facilities – £56.70 per night
  • Single en suite room – £77.76 per night
  • Twin and double en suite rooms for double occupancy – £97.20 per room, per night

The booking form for Churchill College accommodation is available here. Please include in the Special Requests box that you are part of the Data for Policy conference. Completed forms should be returned to

General accommodation options at other colleges of the University of Cambridge can be found hereThere are also several hotels nearby that could be considered.