St John’s College

The College of St John Baptist was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas White, a wealthy London Merchant Taylor, former Lord Mayor of London and a devoted Roman Catholic. His object was to secure a supply of clergy to rebut current heresies.

The site and buildings were those of St Bernard's College, a Cistercian house begun by Archbishop Chichele in 1437. The front of the college appears much as it did then, as do the North and South sides of the front quadrangle. The college incorporates the famous 'Canterbury Quadrangle', a masterpiece of 17th-century architecture. Since 1794, four quadrangles have been built, the most recent being the Kendrew Quad completed in 2010, which has added 68 en-suite rooms, 30 of which are available for conference use.

The college is in the centre of Oxford, 10 minutes’ walk from the train station and five minutes’ walk from the bus station. We offer up-to-date conference facilities and a wide range of rooms that we can adapt to most requirements. The Auditorium has recently been refurbished with a new fresh interior and upgraded sound and lighting. We have 30 en-suite rooms available during the summer vacation (a more limited number at Easter) and can accommodate up to 120 in standard student room accommodation. All rooms have basins, coffee and tea-making facilities, and internet access can be made available with advance notice. Shared toilet, shower and bathroom facilities are close to standard rooms.

St John’s College
St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JP

12 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 185 guests for Theatre, Buffet, U-shape, Other, Boardroom, Classroom, and Dining functions.

Bedrooms 150

Ensuite 30

Standard 120

Breakfast yes

Lunch yes

Dinner yes

"The Conference Oxford website is an invaluable asset as we often are asked for meeting spaces at quite short notice."


Oxford University Press

The Conferences Team

conferences@sjc.ox.ac.uk


01865 277486
www.sjc.ox.ac.uk
  • Auditorium, St John's College

    Auditorium

    Theatre 185

    With a full refurbishment completed at the beginning of 2018 the Auditorium is a modern space with new acoustics, audio, lighting and comfortably seats 185. The forestage can also be lowered so the area can be used as an orchestra pit for musical theatre.

    Facilities

    Wi-Fi, front and rear projection (extra charge), all digital sound system, green room.

    Accessibility

    Fully accessible with wheelchair access to both the seats and stage.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Garden Quad Reception Room, St John's College

    Garden Quad Reception Room

    Buffet 120

    Theatre 60

    U-shape 20

    Modern, purpose-built meeting room, part of a suite of rooms with the Auditorium and Foyer. Within the room is a brand new professional kitchen and a contemporary servery for the provision of lunches and dinners.

    Facilities

    Wi-Fi

    Accessibility

    Ground floor, full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Garden Quad Foyer, St John's College

    Garden Quad Foyer

    Other 50

    Light, modern area suitable for small drinks receptions or for conference registration/office, forms part of a suite of rooms with the Auditorium and Reception Room.

    Facilities

    WiFi

    Accessibility

    Ground floor, full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • New Seminar Room, St John's College

    New Seminar Room

    Theatre 50

    Boardroom 20

    Traditional wood-panelled room.

    Facilities

    Data projector, wifi.

    Accessibility

    First floor, no lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Dolphin Lecture Room, St John's College

    Dolphin Lecture Room

    Boardroom 16

    Traditional room

    Facilities

    Data projector.

    Accessibility

    First floor, no lift.

    Available

    Vacation

  • North Lecture Room, St John's College

    North Lecture Room

    Theatre 30

    Classroom 30

    Traditional wood-panelled room with beamed ceiling and fireplace.

    Facilities

    Data projector.

    Accessibility

    Access up two steps.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Prestwich Room, St John's College

    Prestwich Room

    Theatre 40

    Classroom 24

    Boardroom 16

    U-shape 18

    Light, modern meeting room overlooking gardens, suitable for small meetings and small groups of diners.

    Facilities

    Data projector, wifi.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • Larkin Room, St John's College

    Larkin Room

    Theatre 40

    Classroom 24

    Boardroom 16

    U-shape 18

    Light, modern meeting room overlooking gardens, suitable for small meetings; adjoining Prestwich Room. Moveable tables and chairs.

    Facilities

    Data projector, wifi.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • 21 St Giles Seminar Room, St John's College

    21 St Giles Seminar Room

    Boardroom 20

    This light, traditional space is located close to the Kendrew Café and comes equipped with an 82 inch interactive touch screen display. Ideal for small meetings or breakout sessions.

    Facilities

    82 inch interactive touch screen display.

    Accessibility

    Full disabled access.

    Available

    Vacation

  • G4, St John's College

    G4 & G5

    Boardroom 12

    Modern, purpose-built board rooms.

    Facilities

    82inch Smart board display & Whiteboard (G4), 75inch Interactive touch screen display (G5)

    Accessibility

    Accessible

    Available

    Vacation

  • Hall, St John's College

    Hall

    Dining 134

    Elegant 16th-century Hall

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Accessible

    Available

    Vacation

  • Kendrew Café, St John's College

    Kendrew Café

    Buffet 50

    The informal Kendrew Café is very popular as a place to eat and meet.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    Accessible

    Available

    Vacation