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Tensions in Societal Values of Culture: Can Value Conflicts Be Managed or Mitigated?

Goldsmiths, University of London, is delighted to welcome you to the Tensions in Societal Values of Culture guide. This website will provide information on attending the symposium and offer guidance on travel and accommodation for delegates.

Tensions in Societal Values of Culture comprises presentations and interactive reflections on the conceptual findings produced by the UNCHARTED Consortium which interrogates contemporary tensions in the societal values of culture. 

UNCHARTED aims to develop cultural policy guidelines with respect to the assessment and evaluation systems used by cultural institutions and governmental agencies.  These cultural policy guidelines will draw from the empirical work of the UNCHARTED Consortium together with the new insights generated by the Tensions in Societal Values of Culture symposium.

The Symposium Schedule can be found here:



London is served by three major airports (Gatwick, Heathrow, and City) all of which are located on major subway networks which enable easy access to London. The Tensions in Societal Values of Culture symposium will take place at Goldsmiths’ campus in New Cross which is located in South East London.

It is advisable to fly into Gatwick Airport and take the regular train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge Station. Train connections to Greenwich Station for your accommodation or New Cross / New Cross Gate Station for the University Campus run regularly from London Bridge Station

We recommend travelling via bus from Greenwich to Goldsmiths. The 177 Bus runs from Greenwich Station (Bus Stop P) to the Marquis of Granby Goldsmiths (Bus Stop Y) which is outside the campus. This should take approximately ten minutes.

Alternatively, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from Greenwich Station to Deptford Bridge Station and take either bus number 53 or 435 to the Marquis of Granby Goldsmiths (Bus Stop Y) which is outside the campus. This should take approximately fifteen minutes.

It is also possible to walk from Greenwich to the Goldsmiths Campus in about forty-five minutes and all the major cab providers (Uber, Bolt, Free Now, etc) operate within the area. 

A Google Map with all these locations can be found here. 


Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and within easy reach of the Goldsmiths campus. The area contains a wide range of significant historical sites, including the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park, and Blackheath. 

Novotel Greenwich is the recommended hotel location. However, if this is fully booked, we propose in order of preference: DoubleTree by HiltonThe Admiral Hardy StayCity Apartments Greenwich, and  Travelodge London Greenwich High Road.


The symposium will take place in the Professor Stuart Hall Building (Room LG02) and will be clearly signposted. The Professor Stuart Hall Building is located on the other side of College Green and accessible through the Richard Hoggart Building.

Delegates will register downstairs in the Professor Stuart Hall Building Atrium. Catering will be provided in this Atrium and the symposium Wine Reception will take place on the top floor terrace (Room 302) at 18.30.

Between sessions, we encourage delegates to explore the UNCHARTED poster exhibition which will be located in the Professor Stuart Hall Building Atrium. This exhibition will showcase the empirical research of the UNCHARTED research teams alongside the work of sister projects within the UNCHARTED network.

A Google Map with these locations can be found here.

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