Magdalen College

Madgalen’s 550 years of rich and eventful history have left it with some of the most hauntingly beautiful buildings in Oxford. The college is at the far end of the High Street, a 10-minute walk from the centre of the city, sitting in 100 acres of woodlands, riverside walks and lawns, including the famous Deer Park.

Yet the college is so much more than a mere collection of splendid buildings and inspiring gardens that have survived the test of time. It has been a place of study and inspiration for no fewer than nine Nobel Prize winners and several other famous alumni including John Betjeman, Howard Florey, Seamus Heaney, C. S. Lewis, Dudley Moore, Erwin Schrödinger and Oscar Wilde.

We are pleased to welcome conference guests and independent travellers to experience living in this historic venue.  We have up to 50 single ensuite bedrooms, some with views over the Deer Park, and each with a private shower room. A further 110 standard rooms are located in traditional college buildings, each room with its own wash hand basin. Shower rooms nearby are shared with three or four guests. All bedrooms have a mini-refrigerator and coffee and tea-making facilities.  Towels, bathmats and complimentary toiletries are supplied.

Magdalen College
Oxford OX1 4AU

10 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 160 guests for Dining, Buffet, Bar/reception , Theatre, Boardroom, Horseshoe, and Classroom functions.

Bedrooms 160

Ensuite 50

Standard 110

Breakfast yes

Lunch yes

Dinner yes

"Conference Oxford have been of great help to us - much appreciated."


Society for the History of Astronomy

Conference Office

conferences@magd.ox.ac.uk


01865 276051/ 287063
www.magd.ox.ac.uk
  • Hall, Magdalen

    Hall

    Dining 160

    Medieval panelled dining hall with refectory style tables.

    Facilities

    Assisted-service meals from the selection offered in our buttery; or candle-lit served meals. Pre-dinner drinks on a college lawn, weather permitting.

    Accessibility

    Situated on the first floor but fully accessible by lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Old Kitchen Bar, Magdalen

    Old Kitchen Bar

    Buffet 100

    Bar/reception 120

    Originally the kitchen of the 12th-century Hospital of St John with many original features.

    Facilities

    The Old Kitchen offers reception space for pre-dinner drinks, coffee breaks, informal buffets and evening bar with dance area, and riverside terrace.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible but steps down to the riverside terrace.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Grove Auditorium, Magdalen

    Grove Auditorium

    Theatre 160

    Tiered lecture theatre seating 160 for conferences, lectures and recitals.

    Facilities

    Services of our audio-visual technician supporting extensive audio-visual equipment. Wifi. Auditorium foyer provides area for registration and coffee breaks or receptions.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible.

    Available

    Term

  • Summer Common Room, Magdalen

    Summer Common Room

    Theatre 50

    Boardroom 20

    Horseshoe 35

    Governing body room, with open views of college lawns on two sides. The Summer Common Room is the venue for college dessert in Trinity (or summer) term when the fellows drink port and dessert wine and eat fresh fruit following their dinner in Hall.

    Facilities

    Data projection and wifi available.

    Accessibility

    First floor, no lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Daubeny Laboratory, Magdalen

    Daubeny Laboratory

    Theatre 50

    Classroom 35

    Boardroom 35

    Horseshoe 35

    Originally the laboratory of the first Oxford University Professor of Botany, this room has a mezzanine floor displaying Daubeny’s library (not accessible) giving the room a spacious feel.

    Facilities

    Integral data projector and screen controlled from the lectern. Flexible seating with chairs having writing tablets attached. No food or drink allowed in this room. Refreshment breaks, if required, would be served in our Old Kitchen bar. Wifi.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Old Practice Room, Magdalen

    Old Practice Room

    Boardroom 14

    Panelled room with central table located in the cloister.

    Facilities

    Audio-visual can be supplied to this room as required. Wifi.

    Accessibility

    Ground floor, small step.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Oscar Wilde Room, Magdalen

    Oscar Wilde Room

    Theatre 40

    Classroom 30

    Boardroom 20

    Formerly residence of Oscar Wilde and decorated in keeping, this room has a small roof-top terrace overlooking Magdalen Bridge.

    Facilities

    Audio-visual can be supplied to this room, as required.

    Accessibility

    First floor, narrow staircase.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Old Law Library, Magdalen

    Old Law Library and Lecture Room A

    Theatre 20

    Classroom 20

    Boardroom 20

    Two lecture rooms, each seating 20 and connected by a small door.

    Facilities

    Tables and chairs for classroom or boardroom setup. Audio-visual can be supplied as required. Wifi.

    Accessibility

    Ground floor but steps down into each room.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Grove Seminar Room, Magdalen

    Grove Seminar Room

    Theatre 16

    Classroom 16

    Boardroom 16

    Small seminar room.

    Facilities

    Tables and chairs for 16. Audio-visual can be supplied as required. Wifi.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • New Room, Magdalen

    New Room

    Dining 44

    Buffet 60

    This room is under refurbishment until October 2020

    Facilities

    Served dinners, buffets, working lunches.

    Accessibility

    Located on the ground floor.

    Available

    Term