Venue & travel
Evidence Live 2013 - Oxford University Examination Schools
75-81 High Street,
Venue Video: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/schools/conferencevideo/
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been home to royalty and scholars. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan place, still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community.
With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for visitors to enjoy. Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping.
Take a nostalgic look at The University of Oxford from 1941.
About the Oxford University Examination Schools
Evidence Live 2013 is being held at the historic Oxford University Examination Schools, designed and built by Thomas Jackson as the University examination centre between 1876 and 1881. The building stands on a part of the site of the Angel Inn, which is reputed to have been the first Inn in England and is located in the centre of Oxford high street. The Examination Schools provides high quality, modern conference facilities for conferences and events. Every year thousands of undergraduates sit their exams in this historical Grade II listed building, which is commonly known as the “Schools” in traditional sub-fusc (black and white attire which is an Oxford tradition that is still rigidly enforced).
To help make your experience in Oxford as easy and comfortable as possible we have negotiated preferential rates at University rooms and some Oxford hotels.
Oxford college accommodation is a cost-effective alternative to staying in a hotel. With centrally located bed and breakfast (B & B) rooms and dining in the college hall, you can trace the footsteps of Ghandi, Bill Clinton, Hugh Grant or the 25 British Prime Ministers who have passed through Oxford colleges. Preferential rates are available at the colleges closest to the Conference: Balliol, Corpus Christi College, Lincoln College, Trinity College, Queens College.
|Accomodation details||Accomodation type||Location||Contact||Website||Special rates available please quote|
|College Rooms||Bed & Breakfast accommodation at University Colleges||City Centre||via website||website||‘Evi2013’|
|The Old Bank Hotel||Hotel Accommodation||City Centre, 92-94 High Street, Oxford|
|The Randolph Hotel||Hotel Accommodation||City Centre, Beaumont Street, Oxford||+44 (0) 8448 799132
+44 (0) 1865 256415
|The Buttery Hotel||Hotel Accommodation||City Centre, 11-12 Broad Street, Oxford||email
+44 (0) 1865 811950
|'Evidence Live 2013 - University of Oxford'|
NB: Accommodation availability will be competitive as the Sunday Times Oxford Literacy Festival will be running at Christ Church College on the same dates as the Evidence Live 2013 conference. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Travelling to Oxford
From Heathrow and Gatwick airports there are direct coach services to Oxford
By coach or bus from LONDON
From London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports there are direct services by AIRPORT EXPRESS (The Oxford Bus Company).
Tel +44 (0) 1865 785400.
From London centre
Buses from London to Oxford run round the clock at very reasonable fares. Travel times from London vary with traffic but average an hour and a half to two hours. The X90 is faster than the Oxford Tube as it follows a more direct route.
X90 Calls at London Victoria Coach Station, Marble Arch, Gloucester Place (Baker Street) and Hillingdon Circus
X80 Calls at Heathrow bus station and Heathrow Terminal 4.
X70 Calls at Gatwick South Terminal and Gatwick North Terminal
Oxford Tube Calls at Grosvenor Gardens (Victoria), Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd’s Bush, Hillingdon Circus and Lewknor Turn
By coach or bus from other UK Cities
From most major UK cities, by NATIONAL EXPRESS Tel: + 44 (0)870 5808080
Direct service from London Paddington via Reading
Direct service from Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry.
Other connections from the south via Reading or Didcot,
Other connections from the north via Birmingham New Street.
For more information contact National Rail Information, Tel: + 44 (0)345 484950 or access the Rail Track website at www.railtrack.co.uk
Internet access during the conference
Free WIFI is available for up to 200 simultaneous users. Key codes will be available from the registration desk.
Queens College - Evidence Live gala dinner
The Evidence Live 2013 gala dinner is a unique opportunity to dine together with speakers and top poster presenters at historic Queens College. A four-course dinner with wine is provided for £75 (inclusive of VAT) and includes pre-dinner drinks. There are limited places available and early booking is recommended.
Oxford tours and attractions
Bill Spectres Oxford Ghost Trail
Historically informative yet hugely entertaining, it's the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere of this famous city, leaving you with a deliciously scary tingle running down your spine.
The Sunday Times Oxford Literacy Festival will be running the same time as Evidence Live 2013.
Bodleian Library Tours
The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which form the historic heart of the University, and you can explore the quadrangles of these magnificent structures at no charge.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Natural History Museum
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
Oxford city centre has many excellent late night cafes and bistros for you to choose from here are just a few of our favourites.
- The Grand Café - High Street, Oxford
- Al Andalus -10 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HP
- Fishers - 36/37 St Clements, OXFORD, OX4 1 AB UK
- Atomic burger - Cowley Road, Oxford
- Pierre Victoire - 9 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2HP