Situated in the central south of England, Oxford is one of Britain’s fastest growing cities in terms of population. It has a long and prestigious history, with the first established settlement recorded in Saxon times, but evidence of habitation from as early as 4000BC.
Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ Oxford boasts an eclectic mix of both ancient and modern buildings with plenty for visitors to see and do.
In addition to the beautiful architecture, visitors can enjoy a slower pace of life with a variety of green areas and parks or even punting on the River Cherwell.
University of Oxford
The world famous University of Oxford consists of thirty eight colleges, mostly located within a small area in the centre of the city. The oldest of these University College, Balliol, and Merton date back to the 13th century. Many of the colleges welcome visitors during University holidays, although some may charge a small fee for entry.
In addition to the colleges, the University boasts other places of interest which are well worth a visit including the Ashmolean museum and Bodleian library.
With the University forming such an important aspect of Oxford’s character, we are thrilled that the Convention will be held in one of the Oxford colleges – St. Hilda’s College located on the River Cherwell. Our package includes options for accommodation for those attendees who wish to stay on site. For more information about our venue visit the St. Hilda’s page.
The Ashmolean is a museum of archaeology and art, with extensive collections acquired since 1683, making it the oldest museum in Britain. It is situated on Beaumont Street in the centre of the city, open Tuesday to Sunday, and in addition to the permanent exhibits boasts frequent events and exhibitions, plus a dining room, cafe and shop.
For more information visit the Ashmolean website.
The Bodleian is actually a group of libraries, with a combined collection of over 11 million printed items plus extensive collections in other formats.
Located in Broad Street in the centre of Oxford, visitors can enter the historic quadrangles, the exhibition area and the shop without charge, with other areas available via guided tours. For more information visit the Bodleian Library website.