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Spring/Summer 2019 Familiarisation Trip Programme Announced

Join us on one of our ever-popular Familiarisation Trips

If you are considering holding your next conference, meeting or event in Oxford, don’t miss the opportunity to view some of our fantastic college and University venues featured in our Spring/Summer 2019 Familiarisation Trip Programme.

*UPDATE* All trips are fully booked - We do find that people drop out nearer the dates, so we do have a waiting list which we use on a first come first serve basis, please email victoria.allen@conference-oxford.ox.ac.uk to add your name to the list!

The programme for each Fam Trip will run as follows:

10.30am  First Venue Registration, coffee and tour of venue
11.30am  Second Venue Tour of venue, followed by pre-lunch drinks and canapés
12.30pm  Third Venue Tour of venue, followed by a seated lunch

Click each venue title to visit their venue profile

Friday 24th May

Bodleian Libraries
Day meetings for up to 117 delegates; dinners for up to 250;  drinks receptions for up to 450 and wedding receptions for up to 200
Magdalen College
Lecture theatre & dining in Hall for up to 160; residential conferences for up to 60; and drinks receptions for up to 120*
University College
Residential meetings, summer schools and group accommodation for up to 200; day meetings for up to 90; dining in Hall and parties for up to 170; garden parties for up to 200*


Friday 21st June

Merton College
Day meetings and dining Hall for up to 140; drinks receptions for up to 250; accommodation in 85 ensuite bedrooms and 120 standard bedrooms; Christmas functions for up to 50*
Worcester College
Residential conferences for up to 160; dining in Hall for up to 120; day meetings for up to 160; summer schools for up to 100 and garden parties for up to 200 during the summer vacation *
Saïd Business School: Park End Street
From meeting rooms for 8 people boardroom style up to conferences and events for 317 delegates. Dinners, functions and Christmas party nights for up to 250 delegates


Friday 26th July

Examination Schools
Large conferences and exhibitions for up to 650 delegates; dinners for up to 330, day meetings from 32 to 440; parties and Christmas functions for up to 330 and wedding receptions for up to 400
Oxford University Sport
Vacation only ** Day meetings and conferences for up to 300; dining for up to 175; buffet and drinks receptions for up to 400
St Stephen’s House
Group accommodation and residential conferences for up to 50, day meetings for up to 60; dining for up to 84; drinks receptions and buffets for up to 100 guests*

Subject to change

*Please note: capacities are usually significantly lower during term time, and colleges can only accommodate residential events during the vacation periods.
**Click here for the University’s term dates

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