The Institute has a selection of leased properties to house programme visitors, and prides itself on providing a purpose-built environment to facilitate long-term collaborative and interdisciplinary interactions between its visiting academics.

Whilst appreciating that finding time to visit INI can be challenging, the INI encourages all participants on its research programmes to stay for as long as possible to uphold its spirit and purpose. Experience has proven that short visits (of one week or less) are not long enough for programme participants to fully engage with others, and hence to be rewarding as regards developing new insight or collaborations. Visitors are therefore strongly encouraged to stay for a minimum of two weeks (this, of course, excludes those visitors who are here solely to attend a workshop or other short-term event).

We regret that we cannot commit to any specific property, but we will try to accommodate your needs as much as we can. If you are unsure of the details of your visit (such as dates, accompanying family, etc.) please do not hesitate to contact the Housing Team for any advice. For conferences and workshops, accommodation is usually arranged in advance as part of a package by the Programme & Visitor Co-ordinator.

On Arrival

The Housing Office hours are:  Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
If you arrive outside these hours your keys will be left with the porter at Churchill College, Storeys Way, close to the Institute.

Contact us for any housing enquiry:

Telephone: +44 1223 765730

Do you have a housekeeping-related query? Please use the Housekeeping request form

List of Properties

Forster Court, 7 Charles Babbage Road

Self-contained one bedroom apartments built by the University Accommodation Service for visiting academics. Located in a quiet area about 15 minutes walk from the Institute.

Benians Court, Storeys Way

A mixture of one and two bedroom modern apartments located in a quiet residential area and only a short 2 minute walk from the Institute.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation charges will not be levied provided notice of 5 working days is given.
  • Notice of less than 5 working days will result in a 50% cancellation charge.
  • Where no notice is given, and residents do not collect keys on the designated date, or vacate before their confirmed departure date, the room will be charged to the resident in full.
  • For INI Programme Participants : please note that the above cancellation charges will need to be met by the individual concerned, and not from Programme funding.

Other Accommodation

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation you may find the following websites helpful. The Institute accepts no responsibility for these services.

A Note on Per Diems

Please note that there is a significant administrative burden for each programme participant visit to the Institute, and therefore programme visitors who are here for 5 days or fewer will not automatically be allocated a per diem, nor listed as a priority for an office space (visitors are invited to use the communal mezzanine area).  However, please do contact the Institute’s Administrative team if this would cause any significant issues.

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