Examination Schools

The Examination Schools is Oxford’s largest city centre event venue.  The Grade II listed building was designed by Sir Thomas Jackson and constructed in the late 1880s to house the University of Oxford’s examinations. Whilst still used for this purpose today, this historical space boasts 12,000m2 of floor space and a range of stunning original features.

The venue is ideally appointed for large events such as conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, fairs, dinners and functions. There is also a range of smaller spaces suiting day meetings, workshops and training courses.  We are experienced in a wide range of academic, corporate, association and leisure events.

To see more of the venue, view our venue guide video here.

The Examination Schools is part of the Oxford University Event Venues portfolio which also includes the Sheldonian Theatre, St Luke’s Chapel and Osler House.

Examination Schools
75 - 81 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG

16 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 440 guests for Dining, Buffet, Theatre, Classroom, Cabaret, Boardroom, and U-shape functions.

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  • North Writing School, Examination Schools

    North Writing School

    Dining 330

    Buffet 330

    Theatre 330

    Classroom 330

    Cabaret 120

    Situated at the top of a sweeping marble staircase on the first floor, it is one of the primary conference rooms and comfortably seats 330 theatre style. It has a beautifully ornate ceiling with wood-panelled walls. Some of the unique features of the room include the vice-chancellor’s throne seat. Above the seat is a beautifully decorated sounding board.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. PA system with a range of microphone options. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access via a lift

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • South Writing School

    Dining 360

    Buffet 440

    Theatre 440

    Cabaret 186

    The South Schools, situated at the top of a sweeping central marble staircase, is the primary conference room, and comfortably seats 440 theatre style. The room is ‘T‘ shaped, which means it is suited to a variety of presentation styles. It has a beautifully ornate ceiling with wood-panelled walls. The meeting room is often used in conjunction with the North Writing School for catering purposes. It is situated on the first floor.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. PA system with a range of microphone options. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access via a lift.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • East Writing School

    Buffet 60

    Theatre 160

    Classroom 160

    Boardroom 32

    Cabaret 126

    U-shape 24

    The East School is a rectangular meeting room located on the first floor, comfortably seating 160 theatre style. It has a beautifully ornate ceiling with wood-panelled walls.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Quad

    Dining 330

    Buffet 280

    Theatre 300

    Classroom 150

    Boardroom 45

    Cabaret 180

    Providing a beautiful side view of the building with its ornate clock tower, the quad provides an attractive outside space. Part gravelled, part grass, the gravel area can have marquees erected on it providing additional meeting room or dining room space for big conferences.

    Facilities

    Ability to put a marquee on the gravelled area of the quad.

    Accessibility

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 1

    Buffet 75

    Theatre 75

    Classroom 62

    Boardroom 32

    Cabaret 35

    U-shape 24

    Available: Term and vacation Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the first floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access via a lift.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 2

    Buffet 60

    Theatre 60

    Classroom 47

    Boardroom 24

    Cabaret 35

    U-shape 18

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the first floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access via a lift.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 5A

    Boardroom 12

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen, Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 6

    Dining 36

    Buffet 100

    Theatre 100

    Classroom 71

    Boardroom 32

    Cabaret 42

    U-shape 24

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 7

    Dining 36

    Buffet 75

    Theatre 75

    Classroom 68

    Boardroom 32

    Cabaret 42

    U-shape 24

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 8, Examination Schools

    Room 8

    Buffet 45

    Theatre 45

    Classroom 37

    Boardroom 18

    Cabaret 21

    U-shape 12

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Laptop and plasma screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term

  • Room 9

    Dining 36

    Buffet 75

    Theatre 75

    Classroom 67

    Boardroom 32

    Cabaret 42

    U-shape 24

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 10

    Buffet 60

    Theatre 60

    Classroom 53

    Boardroom 24

    Cabaret 35

    U-shape 18

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 11

    Buffet 70

    Theatre 70

    Classroom 60

    Boardroom 32

    Cabaret 42

    U-shape 42

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 12

    Theatre 20

    Classroom 20

    Boardroom 12

    U-shape 9

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Laptop and plasma screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 14

    Buffet 65

    Theatre 65

    Classroom 65

    Boardroom 24

    Cabaret 35

    U-shape 18

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation

  • Room 15

    Dining 36

    Buffet 75

    Theatre 75

    Classroom 63

    Boardroom 24

    Cabaret 42

    U-shape 18

    Light, spacious room with adjustable window blinds located on the ground floor. Flexible layout as all furniture is moveable. Flipchart, whiteboards and plasma screens can be provided.

    Facilities

    Built-in projector, laptop and screen. Wifi coverage available.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Term & Vacation