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Conferences and Summer Schools

The Old Dining Hall

The Old Dining Hall is ideal for smaller meetings and can be configured in a variety of ways.

You can take a virtual tour of the Old Dining Hall here:

The Jarvis Doctorow Hall

This is a modern room completed in 2008 and offers lecture facilities for up to 110 people. This versatile room can be used as one room, or divided into three separate rooms. It is also available for private dining for up to 80 people.

The Emden Rooms

Situated on the Front Quad, these character rooms can be used as one room or divided into two rooms, each seating a maximum of 20 people boardroom style. These rooms are ideal for meetings or small seminars. They are also available for drinks receptions.

The Hearne Room

Situated off the Front Quad the historic wood-panelled Hearne Room, with its authentic furnishings, can accommodate a maximum of 14 people for a meeting and is also available for small drinks receptions prior to dinner in the Old Dining Hall.

The Pontigny Room

This modern, spacious room adjoining the Wolfson Hall is suitable for 60 people for dinner and 80 as a lecture/meeting room.

Besse 1 Meeting Room

This meeting room can hold a maximum of 20 people boardroom Style and is appropriate for a meeting or teaching.

The Broadbent Garden

Residential conferences, summer schools, day and evening meetings are accommodated during the university vacations. We are also able to offer non-residential meetings during term in the Doctorow Hall and other rooms.

We have a full-time Conference and Events Manager to support your conference and requirements for the duration of your stay.

Our city centre location, just off the High Street, offers excellent links for public transport from London and the city’s Park and Ride facility. Our position is ideal for those wishing to explore the city centre and Oxford’s beautiful parks.

We offer meals to suit every taste and budget. Meals are served in the main Wolfson Hall, or for those who require a working lunch we can provide a sandwich or light buffet in the meeting room.

For further information please contact susan.mccarthy@seh.ox.ac.uk