General Information

Conference Venue

Conference sessions will take place at The University of Oxford Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.  Accommodation can be booked  in New College, Holywell Street, Oxford,at the same time as booking the conference  however delegates may arrange alternative accommodation.

The Examination Schools can be found in the heart of the City of Oxford, a five minute walk from the city centre and main shopping areas with easy access to the main bus and railway stations.

Transport

Regular rail, bus and coach links serve the city including a 24-hour coach service to and from London and its airports.

There are three major airports within 90 minutes of Oxford: Heathrow, Birmingham, and Gatwick.  Regular coach and train services connect these with the city.

Although the city is at the centre of a network of major roads and motorways, there is no parking available at either The Examination Schools or New College; city car parks are expensive and we therefore recommend public transport where possible.

Accommodation

Accommodation offered at New College is in student study bedrooms, this is bookable at when you register for the conference.  Most of the rooms are en-suite however this cannot be guaranteed and will be on a first come first served basis, rooms are allocated by the college.

Alternative accommodation may be arranged in nearby hotels, hostels or bed and breakfast accommodation, however delegates are requested to arrange this direct.

Accessibility

We aim to make the Conference as accessible as possible to all, whether impairment is visible or not. Please ensure that you advise us of any requirements including hearing, visual, mobility or other so we can help you. The University of Oxford Examination Schools is the main conference venue.  The venue is on two main floors with some steps between.  Due to the age and architecture of the building there is only one lift.   New College, where we offer accommodation, is mainly made up of ancient buildings which do not have lifts. Accessible rooms are available on request.  The majority of rooms are accessed via staircases, please advise when booking if you require a room at ground or low level.

Examination Schools
For those who would rather avoid the steps, access is via the access ramp and intercom to the left of the main entrance on the High Street . Visitors should use the intercom located at the disabled entrance to gain access into the building.
There are two lifts located in the Exam Schools. One near the accessible entrance (this platform lift services the lower ground floor where there is an additional accessible toilet) and the second at the end of the small corridor in front of rooms 6 and 7 which leads to the North School and subsequently onto the South and East School. The second accessible toilet is down the corridor on the ground floor opposite Room 8.
Further accessibility details about accessibility in the venue, including hearing loop systems, toilets and step by step photos of access to the building, can be found on the University’s Disability Access Guide to the building here.

Official Language

English will be the official language of the conference.