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Coming in 2024

Oxford Saïd’s Global Leadership Centre

The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School blends the best of old and new. It is a vibrant and innovative business school, deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university.

Saïd Business School is proud to announce a £5m gift from the Pershing Square Foundation, led by Bill Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., and Neri Oxman, CEO of OXMAN.

This generous gift completes the £60m funding package needed to create a new, state-of-the-art hub for executive education in Oxford. The Global Leadership Centre, which is scheduled for completion in 2024, will be housed in a green restoration of the city’s first power station - Osney Power Station - by the river Thames in the heart of Oxford. Here, Oxford academics will train business leaders to tackle systemic challenges, ranging from the 4th industrial revolution to climate change.

While the former power station’s Victorian exterior will remain intact, the interior of the building will be transformed into a modern learning centre, to include seminar rooms, breakout spaces, digital classrooms, an agora - an interior courtyard and overnight accommodation. Planning permission for the project was granted by Oxford city council in 2019.

Would you like to hold your next event at Oxford Saïd?
Saïd Business School’s main Park End Street site, with its iconic green copper-clad stepped tower, is ideally located next to Oxford’s train station and offers a world-class setting for conferences, meetings and events. Their Egrove Park site, is set in 37 acres of wooded parkland yet only a couple of miles from the city centre. In its peaceful location, Egrove provides a wide range of conference and meeting rooms fully equipped with the latest AV technology, in addition to 63 comfortable ensuite study-bedrooms – ideal for teambuilding/away days!

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