Oxford University and college venues look forward to welcoming guests back through our doors again. We are busy working to ensure that the correct measures and processes are in place to allow for the safe return of our students, staff and of course, our valued customers.

The city’s venues offer a broad array of facilities, including modern purpose-built lecture theatres, historic college dining halls, glorious garden quads, libraries and museums. These spaces can be used to host a successful event that will create a memorable lasting impression. This article serves to highlight some of those venues, and will introduce Conference Oxford, the University’s and Colleges’ excellent venue-finding service. 


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The Bodleian Library

One of the most iconic dining venues in the city is the Divinity School which is situated at the heart of the Bodleian Library. The Library itself is very much at the centre of University life. The Divinity School will open its doors again from the 1st of October (subject to UK Government guidelines) for dining experiences for up to 30 guests. This late-gothic room impresses most with its magnificent features: the stone carved ceiling, large arched windows and raised wooden platforms. Smaller and refined events will certainly absorb the unique and magical atmosphere of the Bodleian. Private tours can be arranged for small groups of guests who have a desire to learn more about the Duke Humfrey’s Library, while the Bodleian’s preferred caterers will work closely with event organisers to deliver a safe and seamless dining experience for all guests to enjoy.


The Bodleian’s main priority is to treat the safety and well-being of its guests, suppliers and staff members with the utmost care and consideration. To ensure this happens, the Bodleian’s dedicated Events team will be on hand at every point to work with organisers and suppliers to ensure that they are on-board with University and Government guidance. The Bodleian is part of the Meetings & Industry Association and has recently gained COVID secure accreditation.

To enquire about hosting an event at the Bodleian Library, please contact us on: 

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Examination Schools

Examination SchoolsWith stunning architecture and modern facilities, this unusual, historic venue is one of the largest in the city centre and offers 14 meeting rooms for 10 to 440 delegates. Allowing for 2 metre distancing, we can accommodate up to 108 people in our larger, well ventilated rooms which make them ideal for day meetings, away-days, and other events.

We want you to feel confident booking and welcoming your guests into our venue. We’ve put together a comprehensive set of safety measures ensuring you have the space to relax and the peace of mind to know that all our guidance meets industry standards.

We can support fully virtual or hybrid events and have included an inspiring range of tasty new grab and go catering options. Our current rates remain the same with more flexible booking terms. The Examination Schools is part of the Meetings & Industry Association and will have COVID secure accreditation when it opens its doors.

Let us inspire your next event, please contact us on:
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Tel: 01865 276905

Conference Oxford

For information on conference and event venues in Oxford, Conference Oxford represents 68 University and college venues and offers a free service to help you find your perfect venue including:  

* A venue search amongst our University and college venues               

* Site visits arranged for you to view your preferred venues’ facilities              

* Support and advice should you need to use more than one of our venues for your event

Whatever your requirements, the Conference Oxford team will provide you with the information, advice and support necessary to help facilitate your event in Oxford. Please do get in contact today and let them help you plan your next conference, meeting, dinner or wedding with the confidence that their venues can offer a safe and welcoming environment for you, your delegates and guests.

To make an enquiry, or find out more about our services, contact us on: 
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Tel: 01865 276190