John Innes Centre is located next to the University of East Anglia, on the outskirts of the medieval city of Norwich.
Members of the Centre benefit from easy access to the sports and leisure facilities of the University, and it’s a short bus or cycle ride to the city centre.
John Innes Centre has its own sports facilities and many opportunities for making new friends through sports and social activities. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool in the summer, squash courts, table tennis and badminton, and organised clubs including yoga, pilates, and running. There is a lively postdoc community who meet regularly for book clubs, bar evenings and fun excursions.
The city of Norwich has all the modern shops and services you would expect in a large city, but also retains its picturesque medieval heart, with narrow cobbled streets, lots of quirky independent shops, and a castle and cathedral. This page has information about Norwich.
Norwich is in the English county of Norfolk, well known as a tourist destination for those seeking peaceful holidays. The coast is nearby, accessible by train or car. There are small seaside towns, opportunities for surfing and reef diving, and conservation areas including seal colonies. The Norfolk Broads National Park conservation and tourist area is also close, and the John Innes Centre has its own leisure boat that is available for staff to hire.