Where else could you hold your meeting in a room that was once home to Oscar Wilde; dine in a hall where C S Lewis, John Wesley, William Gladstone and Rowan Atkinson regularly ate; or take a break in a colourful college garden that slopes gently down to the river. All this and more is possible when you book your meeting, conference or dinner at an Oxford venue.
The University of Oxford has educated 26 British Prime Ministers and has seen 50 Nobel Laureates either work or study within its walls. Some of the world's most famous novelists, thinkers and writers have studied here. Many of today’s world-class statesmen, business people, scientists and artists have been inspired by an Oxford education – and it is there to inspire you and your guests or delegates too.
Yes, history is all around you, but it is married to some of the most modern lecture and meeting facilities, often to individual and stunning effect. College chefs compete to provide the finest dining experience and staff at all venues are keen to ensure your event meets your expectations.
Getting to Oxford
Getting to Oxford could not be easier. We are at the heart of the UK. Fast and efficient train and coach services link Oxford with London and the north and south of the country, and the M40 and A34 ensure easy access by road. The bus service within Oxford is one of the best outside London, and the city boasts the UK’s original and best park-and-ride service.
If you have time, there is plenty to divert you during your stay. Visit the redeveloped Ashmolean Museum where the historic treasures are now set out around a dramatic and airy central atrium; take in a play or performance at the New Theatre, Playhouse theatre or in the open air in a college garden; or simply wander around the historic streets or the green parkland that stretches into the heart of the city.