Practical Info

Venues

Situated right in the heart of England, Oxford is one of the country’s academic hubs. It’s also an historic and enchanting city, woven into the fabric of UK culture. This combination makes it the perfect location for a conference debating the future of women in STEM. The address for the conference venue can be found below:

Mathematical Institute,
Andrew Wiles Building,
Woodstock Rd,
OX2 6GG Oxford

 

Travel

Oxford is well-connected with the rest of the UK through both road and railway networks.

By train

The conference venue is approximately a 20 minute walk from Oxford rail station. Direct trains from London take approximately one hour and leave Paddington every 30 minutes. Oxford is also well served from main travel hubs around the country:

  • Birmingham New Street (1h 10m)
  • Manchester Piccadilly (2h 50m)
  • Bristol (1h)
  • Southampton (1h)
  • Cambridge (2h 35m
  • Glasgow (5h 14m)
  • Cardiff (1h 49m)

By car

Oxford’s Park & Ride is the easiest way to get into Oxford City Centre by car – believe us! With five car parks located around Oxford’s ring road and fast and frequent bus services until late evening, it is the only sensible way to travel into Oxford City Centre. The nearest is the Seacourt, just off the A34 Botley Interchange. You will need to get off at the St Aldates road bus stop just outside the town hall. From there the conference venue is just a 5-10 minute walk through the town centre. Please note there is limited parking space available at the venue. While there is parking in the city centre, it is very expensive and Oxford’s one way system makes it a challenge for newcomers.

By bus

The Oxford Tube coach service runs to and from London every 15 minutes during the day (2 hours), complete with free wifi and power points. Additionally, all the major bus companies, including National Express, Megabus and Stagecoach, operate from Oxford Bus Station to various locations across the UK. The bus station itself is a 15 minute walk from the venue.

By plane

While Oxford does not have its own airport, there are regular coach services connecting Oxford with each of the major London airports; Heathrow (1 hour), Gatwick (2 hours) and Luton (2 hours) airport. They terminate at the bus station in Oxford city centre.