Getting to Oxford

The Symposium is being held at Worcester College in Oxford. Please be aware that there is no parking whatsoever at the venue. We advise using the Park & Ride services, parking at Redbridge or Seacourt. Timetables and routes can be checked here


- Directions to Worcester College from Oxford Train Station [map]
- Directions to Worcester College from Gloucester Green Coach Station (Oxford) [map]


Taxis are readily available from Oxford Train Station to Worcester College and the fare to should be approximately £3.00.

Oxford is very well connected to London's main transport hubs, and we have given details of several possible options below. 

We recommend that international participants fly to London's Heathrow Airport, which is just over an hour from Oxford. From Heathrow there is a very efficient direct coach service to Oxford, which runs at half hourly intervals for most of the day. Details of times and fares can be found on the Oxford Bus Company website. Buses are marked "X70" or "LHR Oxford" and depart from the Central Bus Station (for Terminals 1 to 3) with a subsequent stop at Terminal 5. Participants arriving at Terminal 4 will need to transfer to the other terminals, which can take half an hour. Tickets for the coach can be bought from the driver in cash; unfortunately credit cards are not accepted by the drivers.  

On reaching Oxford you should alight at the stop in Gloucester Green, which is less than a 2 minutes’ walk from the conference venue.

Oxford is also well served by many other international airports. These include: 
- London Gatwick
There is a regular coach service operated by the Oxford Bus Company, and details are given on their website.
Buses are marked "X80" or "LGW Oxford". The journey typically takes just over two hours. You should alight at the stop at Gloucester Green, which is less than a 2 minutes’ walk from the conference venue.
- Birmingham
There is a regular direct rail service operated by Cross Country Trains. The journey takes just over an hour. 

- London Stansted
This is the most difficult London airport from which to get to Oxford. National Express coaches operate the service, but the journey times can be long (over three hours). 


Arrival from Central London 
Conference participants may also wish to travel to Oxford from Central London, to which there are other transport options such as London City Airport and Eurostar rail services from France and Belgium. From Central London there are three main options for getting to Oxford. These are: 

- Rail
First Great Western operate regular services from London Paddington to Oxford.  Details can be found on their website
- Coach
Oxford Tube.  Details are given on the website    
 X90 (coach). Details are given on the website.

Oxford is not a car-friendly city, and we strongly advise conference participants not to arrive by car. We are not able to provide parking for conference participants at the conference or accommodation site. Long-term parking in central Oxford is not available. If you wish to extend your stay in the UK after the conference, then most major car hire companies have depots in Oxford and we recommend arranging collection at the end of the conference.