Venue and Travel Tips
The conference itself will be held at the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford:
Department of Statistics
University of Oxford
24-29 St Giles'
Oxford OX1 3LB
Getting To The Conference
Getting to Oxford
Travellers from abroad usually arrive at one of London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Birmingham International airports.
To get to Oxford from either London Heathrow or London Gatwick airports, the coach is recommended. The Oxford Airline service leaves Heathrow every half hour and hourly throughout the day from Gatwick. The journey from Heathrow takes 80 minutes from Terminal 5 and 90 minutes from the Central bus station (serving terminals 1, 2, and 3) and 2 – 2.5 hours from Gatwick. There is a free shuttle service between Heathrow Terminal 4 and the other terminals. The coach arrives at Gloucester Green Bus Station which is a short walk or taxi ride from the Department of Statistics.
Travelling by taxi from Heathrow is very expensive (at least £80) and is not much quicker than the coach.
There is a direct train service from Birmingham International airport to Oxford. See National Rail for details.
By train from London
There is a regular train service between London Paddington and Oxford. Fast trains take about an hour. See National Rail for details.
Please note that Oxford Station is scheduled to close on Sunday 29th July, and there will be rail replacement buses.
By coach from London
The Oxford Tube leaves outside Victoria Railway and Tube Station every 20 minutes. The journey takes approx. 100 minutes but this can vary depending on the time of day and state of roads.
There is also the X90 which is a direct coach service from London Victoria Coach Station (five minutes walk from London Victoria Railway and Tube Station) to Oxford which runs every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes approx. 100 minutes.
By train from other UK cities
There are regular train services from other UK cities (e.g. Southampton, Reading, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh) to Oxford Train Station. See National Rail for details.
Please note that Oxford Station is scheduled to close on Sunday 29th July, and there will be replacement buses.
Travelling by car
Oxford suffers from severe traffic congestion, and we recommend that if possible you use public transport when visiting the City. Since parking in the city centre is also very limited, you may wish to use the Park and Ride facilities on the ringroad.
From London and the South-East, take Junction 8 (A40) from the M40 and follow straight through towards the City Centre; turn right immediately past Magdalen Bridge.
From the North, Junction 9 off the M40 leads to North Oxford.
From the West, the A40 also enters North Oxford, at the Banbury Road. Then approach via Parks Road.
From the South or South-West, take the A34 or A420 to the Botley interchange.
Whilst we are unable to offer travel grants ourselves, we appreciate the cost of travel and registration, and therefore we would direct you to consider applying for travel grants via organisations including - but not limited to – the below:
We are able to offer accommodation at Keble College, very close to the conference venue (£80 per night - please book when registering).
Oxford OX1 3PG
Keble College is a 2 minute walk from the conference venue, approximately 15-20 minutes walk from Oxford Train Station or Oxford Bus Station (Gloucester Green Bus Station), or approximately 10 minutes by bus (no. 500) or taxi.
Oxford does not have many big hotels, so we advise booking college accommodation through us (as above).
Other accommodation options just outside of Oxford are Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Road, Travelodge Oxford Peartree, Jurys Inn Oxford or Holiday Inn Oxford.
George Street (e.g. Jamie's Italian, Zizzi, GBK, Nandos, Thaikun, Banana Tree)
Cornmarket Street (e.g. Itsu, Leon, Wasabi)
Westgate Shopping Centre (e.g. Pho, Nandos, Comptoir Libanais)
Oxford also has a number of independent restaurants, including The White Rabbit (pizza), Chiang Mai (Thai), Turl Street Kitchen (British), and Al-Andalus (Spanish).
Westgate is a recently opened large shopping centre in the centre of Oxford, and this joins the existing Clarendon Centre. Cornmarket and Queen Street offer the usual clothing, jewellery, and electrical goods chains, pharmacies and coffee shops. The High Street specialises in high-end boutiques and antiques shops. The Victorian labyrinth that is the Covered Market bristles with great food stalls, traditional grocers and butchers (mind out for the whole boar, rabbits and pheasants hanging up), cobblers and jewellers.
Oxford is the renowned city of the world that is well known as a centre of learning, an ideal tourist destination. The beautifully constructed university buildings should not be missed. It has some of Britain's best art museums – including the splendid Ashmolean Museum and the Natural History Museum, and also has a quirky cultural history that includes Lewis Carroll and the art critic John Ruskin.
Visit the Oxford DailyInfo website for more specific details.
The Department of Statistics is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from Oxford Train Station or Oxford Bus Station (Gloucester Green Bus Station), or approximately 10 minutes by bus (no. 500) or taxi.