Venue & Logistics
All conference activities including lunches and dinner will take place within the premises of Keble College, University of Oxford.
Situated in the heart of Oxford, it is easily accessible via a range of public transport methods or is within easy walking distance of many of Oxford’s landmarks.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 272727
Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of the conference ticket. Accommodation within Oxford is in high demand all year round and so we recommend that you book early.
Lady Margaret Hall
We have pre-reserved some rooms within Lady Margaret Hall college in Oxford which you can book by contacting Cally Elston, email@example.com, 01865 611079. Please quote REACH2019. Note that there are limited numbers and they will be booked on a first come first served basis.
Lady Margaret Hall is located 15 minutes walk from Keble College. It can offer single ensuite bedrooms (£78 + VAT), or twin bedrooms (£105 + VAT). Prices include breakfast.
Please also check University Rooms for other colleges availability.
Other accommodation options:
Royal Oxford Hotel | www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk
Cotswold Lodge | www.cotswoldlodgehotel.co.uk
Oxford Spires Hotel | www.oxfordspireshotel.co.uk
Mercure Eastgate Hotel | www.mercure.com
Randolph Hotel | www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk
Linton Lodge Hotel | http://www.bw-lintonlodgehotel.co.uk/
Oxford College Rooms | www.universityrooms.com
Coach from London
There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube. These services collect from Victoria Station, Marble Arch, and Baker Street roughly every 20 minutes. Both take approximately 90-120 minutes and the cost of a return journey should be £15-20.
The nearest train station is Oxford Station (OXF). A frequent direct service operates between London Paddington and Oxford, as well as London Marylebone and Oxford. Do not exit the train at Oxford Parkway (OXP) as this is outside the city centre.
Oxford can be very congested and parking spaces are both limited and expensive but if you need to drive please use one of the Oxford Park and Rides and then catch a bus to the centre. Alternatively, the nearest NCP car parks are Worcester Place or Gloucester Green. For details and charges please visit Parkopedia. Overall we would not recommend using this method of transport to travel to the city.
The most convenient airport for Oxford is London Heathrow which has a good bus connection that operates every 20-30 minutes, with a journey time of roughly 80-90 minutes to the city centre. London Gatwick is also well served with buses to and from Oxford, however the journey time is longer at roughly two and a half hours with coaches only running hourly. Both of these services are operated by the Airline. When arriving in Oxford you should depart at either ‘Queens Lane, High Street’ or ‘Gloucester Green’ which are both a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Birmingham International Airport is connected to Oxford by train with a journey time of 60 minutes for direct routes, however the service only runs at peak hours. There is a National Express bus link between Oxford and London Stanstead or London Luton but it is an infrequent service.
Inclusion and diversity
We have done our best to ensure our REACH 2019 conference is as inclusive as possible, in the speaker line-up as well as other aspects of the conference. Read more here.