Venues 2016

Participants enjoy world class, historic venues at Christ Church and Blenheim

The Conference is residential with participants enjoying exclusive use of Christ Church’s magnificent facilities. Cocktails are held in the Masters Garden, meals in the Great Hall and working in sessions in a range of historic rooms and purpose built lecture rooms. While the Conference is residential with a number of en suite rooms overlooking the famous meadows, participants may prefer to stay in hotels

Christ church

St Aldates

Oxford OX1 1DP

Christ church Christ Church occupies a unique position among the colleges of Oxford University. It is the largest college in England's oldest university. Its unique dual roles as a university college and the cathedral of the diocese of Oxford give it an unparalleled special status.

Meals are taken in the breathtaking Great Hall, which features spectacularly in the Harry Potter movies. We thank the Steward and staff at Christ Church for their continued support of our Annual Conference.

Blenheim Palace


Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Blenheim Palace The Conference has a unique association with Blenheim Palace, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough. It is eight miles north west of Oxford, close to Woodstock, within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

The Palace, conceived in 1705 by Sir John Vanbrugh and finished in 1722 is a masterpiece of English baroque architecture. From the vastness of the Great Hall to the intricate detailing in the State Rooms, the Palace interiors beautifully balance the delicate with the awe-inspiring. Guided tours run throughout most of the season, with enlightening facts on the people, history and events that shaped the Palace. The walls are decorated with beautiful portraits and a fascinating collection of tapestries commissioned by John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough. An exquisite collection of Boulle furniture graces the Third State Room, which leads, in turn, to the timeless sophistication of the Long Library.


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