Local Information

Accommodation

If you have booked the accommodation package, you will be staying at Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford OX13PG. 

You are welcome to arrive at Keble and register for the conference from 2pm – 5pm Sunday 12th July. If your room is ready, you may check in or simply leave luggage with the porter’s if you wish to explore Oxford on your arrival.

The full package includes bed, breakfast and dinner (excluding the Gala Dinner, Wed 15th July) in an ensuite, private, single occupancy room arriving Sunday 12th July and departing Friday 17th July 2015.

Whilst we hope you will stay for the full conference, we appreciate your schedule may not allow for this and so you can also choose to book individual nights at a rate of £120.00pppn B,B&D (Sun-Tues and Thurs) and a rate of £90.00pppn B&B (Wed).

You can book to attend the Gala Dinner at Keble on the evening of Wednesday 15th July 2015 as an optional extra for £60.00pp.

Map

Venues

Conference Venues

The main conference will be held across two sites:

Keble College, Parks Road, OX1 3PG (pictured below left) 

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG (pictured below right)

 

Social Venues

Drinks Reception - Monday 13th July at Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, OX1 2PH

Debate - Tuesday 14th July at Oxford Union Debating Chamber, Frewin Court, OX1 3JB

Gala Dinner - Wednesday 15th July at Keble College Dining Hall, Parks Road, OX1 3PG

3 Course Hall Dinner - Monday 13th July at Keble College Dining Hall, Parks Road, OX1 3PG

3 Course Hall Dinner - Tuesday 14th July at Keble College Dining Hall, Parks Road, OX1 3PG

BBQ - Thursday 16th July at Keble College Hayward Quad, Parks Road, OX1 3PG (weather permitting)

Please note these are all bookable as extras through the online store - there is a charge of £60.00 pp for the Gala Dinner, £20.00 pp for the extra hall dinners and BBQ but the Drinks Reception and Debate are complimentary to all registered delegates.

Children

Children travelling with registered delegates are welcome (supplementary charges apply).

The organisers are delighted to be able to offer a discounted Activity Day Camp option for 4-14 year olds through local provider Ultimate Activity based at Headington School, Oxford OX3 7PB. Children can expect to enjoy up to 40 different activities and experiences over a full week...swimming, dance, trampolining, tennis, cookery, archery, fencing...to name just a few. There is even an 'Ultimate International' option where Children can combine fun activities with 1-2 hours English Language lessons per day.

To find out more or to book directly please visit Ultimate Day Camps or call 0844 870 7077 quoting discount code OxUniSpa2015.  

Language

English

Visas and Immigration

The UK government online questionnaire will help you to check if you need a UK visa

Weather

July is the middle of the summer in the UK, with average daily temperatures ranging from 11°C (52°F) to 21°C (70°F). Please be advised that rain is always a possibility!

Dress Code

Comfortable business attire for the general conference and shirt and tie/smart dress, skirt or trousers for evening events.

Currency

The local currency is pounds sterling (GBP) (£) and pence (p). Most shops, cafes and restaurants accept credit cards and debit cards and there are numerous banks and ATM machines in Oxford where cash can be withdrawn but check with your bank before you come to see how much they charge for using international ATMs.

Current Exchange Rates

Voltage

The standard electrical voltage is 240v AC, 50HZ. A three square pronged adapter plug and/or electric converter for appliances is required. 

Tipping

Many restaurants clearly include a service charge (check the menu), otherwise a 10% tip is customary.

Getting to Oxford

Air

Travellers from abroad may arrive by plane at:

  • London Heathrow; the Oxford Bus Company Airline service coach goes directly from here to Oxford.
  • London Gatwick; the Oxford Bus Company Airline service coach goes directly from here to Oxford.
  • London Stansted; there are infrequent direct coaches or more frequent links via a coach to Heathrow or London.
  • Luton; you may need to take a coach to Heathrow or London to join one of the other services.
  • Birmingham International Airport; there are frequent trains from here to Oxford (see Rail Timetable Information).

Rail

See Rail Timetable Information for details of trains to Oxford and to purchase train tickets.

Coach

  • From London, take the Oxford Bus Company X90 service or the Oxford Tube coach to Oxford.
  • See the National Express website for details of coaches from other major cities.
  • Tickets can usually be purchases on the linked travel company websites.

Local Bus Timetables

Car and Local Taxi Firms

  • There is no parking at either conference venue. If you must bring a car then please consider using the park and ride scheme.
  • Taxis - A1 01865 248000 or Oxford City Cars 01865 703030