A friend of mine had been telling me that Worcester College is well worth a visit, and I finally managed to do just that - in fact I was lucky enough to go on a full guided tour of the meeting facilities this college has to offer. Wow! Worcester College is a beautiful College located in the city of Oxford (UK) with a stunning modern conference building (and yes, it is available to hire for non-Oxford entities). With hindsight I think I should have taken a few videos or panoramic photos to give you a better view of how gorgeous this college is.
Originally Gloucester College, an institute for learning (founded on the site in the 13th Century) for 13 monks, Worcester College was then founded in 1714. This is a beautiful, peaceful college with a lake and water features in the centre of Oxford.
Worcester College is a few minutes walk from the Oxford bus station (with airline coaches running daily to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports) and the railway station which has an excellent service to many parts of the UK, and trains directly to London and Birmingham (including Birmingham airport) on a frequent basis. Its a short walk to the Westgate shopping centre with over 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, the centre of Oxford (including many more places to eat) theatres, cinemas.
The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre is a real feature. This is a relatively new conference centre which was shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for architecture. The Tuanku Bainun Auditorium is the main lecture theatre situated in the conference centre with fixed seating for up to a maximum of 136 participants with a possibility of expanding up to 160 participants with additional seating.
Alternatively, the Linbury Meeting room was funded by Lord John Sainsbury in 1990 and is a dedicated conferencing and private dining venue for up to 100 guests for receptions, and the Nash building is a room is a versatile space which can be split into two separate rooms or used as a larger meeting room for breakout or poster sessions. Both are located on the grounds of the college.
Worcester College can support all conference catering needs, including coffee breaks, receptions/poster session drinks, fine dining or light lunches. The beautiful dining hall (pictured below) has seating for up to 120 participants.
During holiday periods, Worcester College rooms are available on a B&B basis.
Availability may be limited to Oxford University holidays. If you would like to contact Worcester College or Conference Oxford Conference directly please follow the links:
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