About the Venue
The venue for the 2015 Convention will be the Jacquline Du Pre music building in St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, one of the constituent colleges of the highly prestigious University of Oxford. To find out more about our host city visit the Oxford page.
The college was founded in 1893 and is the only University of Oxford college that lies East of the River Cherwell. It boasts a number of famous former students, including authors Val McDermid, Barbara Pym, Rosalind Miles, and Victoria Hislop.
Housing the Convention
The venue has space to seat 200 for author talks and other presentations, as well as a large glass conservatory which will be used for housing all the books. If any attendees are pianists as well as BookCrossers there is a Steinway Grand Piano available for use!
If these rooms are not enough, we will also have use of the Junior Common Room all day on Saturday which has comfy chairs and is in view of the Jacqueline Du Pre building. This will serve as a relaxing place to chat between events as well as an escape area for non-BookCrossing friends and relatives.
To make the most out of your Convention weekend why not book to stay at St. Hilda’s overnight? Full bed and breakfast accommodation, including a choice of single, twin and en suite rooms is available to reserve in our shop. With competitive pricing and rooms available for five nights from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th April this is by far the best option for the immersive Convention experience.
The grounds of St. Hilda’s look out on the river and the college has its own punts that we can hire. It also has a croquet lawn and tennis courts.
It is within walking distance of Oxford town centre and is served by a bus route from the railway station and the town. It also has a nearby stop from the coach/air link from the airports.
Details for parking and/or a park and ride will be advertised nearer to the event.