Accommodation & travel

For the nights of 23 and 24 September, we have a number of en suite bedrooms available on a first-come-first-served basis at Queen's College, at a rate of GBP 78. Confirmed participants will receive information on how to reserve such a college room by email.

Should you need other accommodation while staying in Oxford during the conference, you could also book a classic hotel room. Close to the conference venue, two examples are the Cotswold Lodge  (single rooms at around 150 GBP) and the Royal Oxford Hotel in the same price category. A number of other hotels in a higher price range are located in the city centre. A room in one of the many other colleges in Oxford can also be booked via this link, with prices ranging from GBP 50-100 for a single room.

How to get to Oxford 

From the airport

If travelling from the Heathrow or Gatwick airports, you can take the Airline bus (between GBP 30-40 for a return ticket), which leaves roughly every 30 minutes to and from Heathrow, and every hour from Gatwick (though at certain times, this is less frequent; please check the website). From Heathrow it takes about 80 minutes; from Gatwick add another 30 minutes to your journey. Please note that journeys may take longer during rush hour. You can buy your tickets via an app you can download, or directly on the bus (best to have cash, but the company also accepts contactless payments up to GBP 30).

Coming to Oxford via Luton, Stansted or London City airports is not recommended (e.g. Birmingham International is better), but if you travel through these hubs, check National Express for Stansted or Luton; for London City, you will need to travel via the London Tube to Paddington station (see below). From Birmingham International you can take a direct train to Oxford (about 1.5 hours).

From London

If you are arriving from London -- or coming by train (e.g. Eurostar into St Pancras) -- make your way to London Paddington, and take a train to Oxford (about one hour).

Getting to the conference venue

The Queen’s College is situated on the High Street in the centre of Oxford (map). Arriving from Heathrow or Gatwick with the Airline bus, the college is a very short walk from the High Street-Queen’s Lane stop. From Oxford Rail Station, it is a 15 minute walk, or you can take one of the many buses (stop: Queen’s Lane). A map of the college grounds is available here.