Venue information

The WIAMIS 2009 conference will be held in the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK. SOAS is a college of the University of London and it has a unique role as a sole Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The Brunei Gallery consists of a 40-room conference facility and it is located in the north-west corner of Russell Square (Google maps). You can find a floor plan for the Brunei Gallery here. The poster session will take place in the Brunei Suite and the oral sessions will take place in the Brunei Theatre (indicated on the plan as BB01). More information on the venue can be found on the Brunei Gallery website.

The full address of the venue is :
Brunei Gallery
10 Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

How to get there

For specific travel directions from London's airports, main rail stations as well as by car, please visit the Brunei gallery travel directions website.

The venue is easily accessible by road, rail or London underground. There are several bus routes passing nearby and there are also car parks available. If you are planning to travel by rail services: Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross, the three main stations, are all within walking distance. For those who plan to use London underground transport, stations on the Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City lines are within walking distance.

The TFL Journey Planner provides detailed information on how to reach the venue from different locations in London. If you plan to use London's public transport system during your stay, it is usually best to buy an Oyster card for a cheaper and more convenient travel experience.


The Brunei Gallery website lists a number of hotels as well as low-budget hostels in the area.

Area map

For your convenience, a map of the area is shown below