Venues

The conference takes place at historic locations in Oxford, less than an hour's drive from London and Heathrow Airport.

Christ Church

Christ Church is the largest college in the oldest university in England, and contains Oxford's cathedral.

The Great Hall - the setting for conference meals - dates to the time of Henry VIII, featuring frequently in the Harry Potter movies.

We thank the Steward and staff of Christ Church for their continued support.

Christ Church is the largest college in the oldest university in England, and contains Oxford's cathedral.

The Great Hall - the setting for conference meals - dates to the time of Henry VIII, featuring frequently in the Harry Potter movies.

We thank the Steward and staff of Christ Church for their continued support.

Blenheim Palace

The conference ends with The Blenheim Palace Dinner, a black-tie event addressed by a leading figure in international affairs.

The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and is one of the finest historic buildings in private hands.

Image of Blenheim Palace

Selected past speakers

Location

The conference is residential and is held at Christ Church College, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP. Some plenary sessions will take place at St. Aldates Church, located just opposite Christ Church.

Both conference venues are within easy walking distance from the city centre, train station and local hotels.

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Travel Information

Oxford is just one hour from London Paddington by train, and a little over an hour by road. Coaches run regularly from all major London airports.

Please find below some useful travel links for planning your journey. Please note that parking is not available at the conference venue. 

 

London to Oxford

By train: there are frequent rail services between Oxford and London Paddington and also London Marylebone. The journey time is approximately 1 hour, with trains up to 4 times an hour.
Train information & booking: www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

By coach: departing from Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd’s Bush every 15 minutes. The journey is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes, operated by:
The Oxford Tube: www.oxfordtube.com
The Oxford X90: x90.oxfordbus.co.uk

 

London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to Oxford

Frequent buses to Central Oxford, operated by:
The Airline: www.oxfordbus.co.uk
National Express: www.nationalexpress.com
You can also travel to Oxford by train, although this is generally slower.
Train information & bookingwww.nationalrail.co.uk

Accommodation

Christ Church College

Accommodation for conference participants is provided at Christ Church, with single and twin ensuite rooms available.

Christ Church is not a hotel, but the majority of our participants enjoy both the atmosphere and experience of residing at the College. If unsure, view bedrooms.

 

Recommended local hotels

Should you wish to stay outside Christ Church, we have blocked a number of rooms at local hotels within walking distance of the Conference venues. Hotels are extremely full this year so we recommend you book without delay. 

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements for hotel accommodation.

 

Central Oxford

The Old Bank Hotel,
92-94 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ
+44 1865 799599
reception@oldbank-hotel.com
www.oldbank-hotel.co.uk

 

The Old Parsonage Hotel,
No.1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN
+44 1865 310210
reservations@oldparsonage-hotel.co.uk
www.oldparsonage-hotel.co.uk

 

The Randolph Hotel,
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN
+44 1865 256400
sales.randolph@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/randolph

 

Woodstock (for Blenheim Palace)

The Macdonald Bear Hotel,
Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SZ.
+44 1993 811124
www.bearhotelwoodstock.co.uk

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