About the Venue

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St Luke’s Chapel is a Grade II listed historic building, built in 1865 as the church of the Radcliffe hospital. The land has since been deconsecrated and the chapel now serves as a venue for University of Oxford events. More information and a virtual tour are available here.

St Luke’s Chapel
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford OX2 6HT


Getting to Oxford

From the airport
Oxford's nearest airports are London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW), both of which are accessible via The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes to/from Heathrow, and 150 minutes to/from Gatwick. You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is also roughly an hour from Oxford by train.

By train
Direct services to Oxford station (NB: not Oxford Parkway!) run from London Paddington and London Marylebone. Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street, from the south via Reading, and from the west via Didcot or Reading. For details and to plan your journey, consult National Rail. Oxford Railway Station is a 15–20-minute walk from the conference venue.

By coach
There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube. For information on coaches from other major cities and airports, contact National Express. The central coach station is at Gloucester Green in the city centre, a 10–15-minute walk from the conference venue.

By car
The M40 and M4 + A34 provide easy access by car from London, leaving the M40 at Junction 8. The M40 links Birmingham to Oxford from the north, leaving at Junction 9.

Please bear in mind that parking in the city centre is expensive and limited. For information on car parks, on-street parking and costs of parking, see Oxfordshire County Council's website. There are, alternatively, five Park and Ride sites which serve Oxford City Centre:

  • Oxford Parkway (north). For satnav use OX2 8HA. Take the 500 bus to and from the city centre.

  • Pear Tree (north). For satnav use OX2 8JD. Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.

  • Redbridge (south). For satnav use OX1 4XG. Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.

  • Thornhill (east). For satnav use OX3 8DP. Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.

  • Seacourt (west). For satnav use OX2 0HP. Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.

The Oxford Bus Company has detailed information on Park and Ride locations, timetables and fares. For information on parking in Oxford for people with disabilities, please see Oxford City Council's Blue Badge scheme.


Staying in Oxford

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and all attendees should make their own arrangements. We recommend making reservations as soon as possible, since June is a particularly busy season in Oxford. In addition to the standard travel websites (i.e. Booking.com, Kayak, AirBnB) you can also check University Rooms for accommodation availability in various Oxford colleges.