Q: Module – Can I study more than one module?
A: All the modules run in parallel through the weekend and you are asked to nominate the module for which you are most likely to attend sessions plus any others you may wish to attend.
Attendance at sessions for other than the primary module will depend on space in the teaching room and will be at the discretion of the tutor. Tutors will be asked to provide any handouts they produce for all students who declare an interest in their module.
You may request a change to your nomination at any time prior to the weekend, provided that the module group you wish to join is not full.
Q: Shuttle service – What time will the coaches leave the station and do I have to book in advance?
A: URGENT INFORMATION – We have been unable to book a bus for travel between Stone railway station and Yarnfield. We have booked taxis for ONLY those people who have stated that they need to use the bus. If you require this facility, and have not informed the Weekend Organiser please do so without delay. The shuttles will be timed to meet the train arrivals at STONE station on Friday, and departures on Sunday, and pre-booking is required. We cannot guarantee a place on a particular shuttle bus after 17th April.
The arrival times on Friday are 36 minutes past the hour for southbound trains (via Stoke) and 50 mins past for northbound trains (via Stafford). The first shuttle will leave the railway station at 15:55 and the last shuttle will be at 17:55.
For many routes you will need to change at either Stoke-on-Trent or Stafford, but the London Midland Euston/Crewe service stops at Stone on both north and southbound journeys. This train is slower than the Virgin train from Euston, but is considerably cheaper.
Q: Taxis – I’m likely to arrive and leave at times when the shuttle is not running. Is there a taxi rank at Stone station and what can I expect to pay for a taxi from there to Yarnfield Park?
Yarnfield Park are willing to arrange and book shared taxis for those students who need to leave earlier than the first shuttle on Sunday. Please request this service at the reception desk no later than noon on Sunday.
Q: Payment – Can I pay by credit/debit card, or by PayPal?
A: No. We are a small voluntary society and do not have any of those systems set up. You can pay by cheque or equivalent (postal order for example) or by online transfer to our bank account. See the BACS page for the bank account details.
Q: Bedroom – Are bedrooms single occupancy?
A: Bedrooms at Yarnfield Park all have double or twin beds, but we use them for single occupation, unless partners or friends specifically ask to share a room.
Q: Bedroom – Do I have to bring my own bedding, towels and toiletries?
A: No. Yarnfield Park provide bedding, towels, liquid soap and hair/shower gel.
Q: Food – Can the venue cater for vegetarians, or special diets?
A: Yes. Yarnfield Park routinely offer vegetarian meals on their menus, so there is no need to make specific requests for these options.
If you need to follow a special diet – vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc. – please inform us of the details in advance and Yarnfield Park will cater for you personally. You will need to make yourself known to the catering staff at each meal time.
Q: Internet – Is Internet access available?
A: Yes. Yarnfield Park provide free Wi-Fi throughout the conference buildings and in all bedrooms.
Q: ATM – Is there an ATM at the venue?
A: Yes, and it is free to use.
Yarnfield Park also accept credit cards at the bar and in the Costa Coffee lounge.