Where wisdom spreads around the world
The “city of dreaming spires", Oxford is situated in the leafy county of Oxfordshire, which is only 65 miles from London. Home to the world-leading University of Oxford, it is one of England’s two world-famous cities of esteemed academia. Its hardworking ethos and inspiring architecture make it an unrivalled setting for business events.
- Oxford is 50 mins from London Heathrow Airport by train.
- Oxford is 1 hour away from London by train.
University of Oxford
University of Oxford
The oldest university in the English-speaking world offers inspiring historic spaces to host events. Surrounded by renowned academic inspiration, the University has cutting-edge facilities and 6,500 bedrooms across its colleges. Oxford is a convenient and adaptible location to host your event with a wide range of venues to choose from:
Founded in 1263, Balliol is one of the oldest colleges at Oxford. It has 10 meeting rooms and a dining space for up to 200 people. Its Lecture Room can accommodate 90 delegates theatre-style.
The world-famous Trinity College, was founded in 1555 and is one of Oxford’s most centrally-located colleges. It has four meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 80 delegates theatre-style. Its 17th century Dining Hall offers space for up to 150 people.
As the world’s oldest university museum, the Ashmolean Museum's rich history makes it a memorable place to hold an event. Established in 1683, Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology has 10 meeting spaces and is ideal for larger events. Its Atrium can accommodate up to 900 delegates for dinner.
Located in the heart of Oxford, the Bodleian Library opened in 1602. Illustrious scholars throughout history have studied in its reading rooms, including 40 Nobel Prize winners and 26 prime ministers. Its Divinity School can accommodate up to 120 delegates theatre-style and 120 for dinner.
Corpus Christi College
Centrally located, Corpus Christi College is an architectural mix of the old and new. Its MBI Al Jaber Building can accommodate up to 120 delegates theatre-style.
For larger venues in Oxford, the King's Centre has the capacity to seat up to 1,000 delegates. Located in the heart of the city, this multipurpose conference centre is a short 10-minute canal-side stroll from Oxford railway station.
A World Heritage Site and the birthplace of William Churchill, Blenheim Palace is an elegant baroque-style palace surrounded by 2,000 acres of parkland. Its luxurious state rooms are perfect for receptions, award ceremonies and dinners. The palace's Long Library has more than 10,000 books and can accommodate up to 500 guests for a reception or up to 300 guests for dinner.