Local Information

Meals

Breakfast:

  • Keble College & St Hugh’s – Breakfast is served in the traditional dining hall
  • Rewley House – Breakfast is served in the modern dining room.
  • Oxford Spires, Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel, Eastgate Mercure Hotel – Breakfast is provided in the room rate
  • Coffee will be served in the area adjacent to the Lecture Theatre.

Lunch: To encourage greater networking and give all delegates an opportunity to see this historic City, the LOC will provide you with a list of traditional pubs, sandwich bars and restaurants within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the Venue.

Snacks

Coffee, tea, water and biscuits will be served during the breaks.

Dinner:

Monday 8th July – Welcome Reception at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History – main courses and puddings will be served; with wine and soft drinks. A standing event.

Tuesday 9th July – delegates have a free evening after the poster session.

Wednesday 10th July – Formal Dinner at Keble College Dining Hall – four courses with wine and soft drinks.

Thursday 11th July – IOC Committee Dinner at the Oxford Vaults. Delegates have a free evening after the poster session.

Parking

There is virtually no car parking available at the venue.

The LOC strongly recommends that delegates do not book rental cars. Some of the recommended hotels (Best Western Linton Lodge, and Oxford Spires) offer onsite parking. For delegates with mobility issues, please contact us and we will be pleased to make arrangements on your behalf for car parking.

On-street parking at St Giles is limited to two or three-hour time slots at a cost of £2 per hour.

Conference Badges & Official ID

You will be provided with an official IPPW-2019 conference badge during Registration at the Physics Building. Do please wear your badge during your attendance at the Short Course, the Workshop, and at our social events.   International visitors need not carry their passports for the purposes of identification unless they choose to do so.

Wi-Fi & Power

Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Workshop. You will be given the group username and password at Registration. Please remember to bring your UK power adapter with you.

Local information

Clocks will be set to British Summer Time (which starts on 31 March 2019 and ends on 27 October 2019).

Printing

Posters can be printed locally at the Oxford Print Centre www.oxford-print-centre.co.uk

Historic Oxford

There are many historic buildings, bars, and gardens all within walking distance of the University venue which will still be open to visitors after the Workshop closes.  

The Bridge of Sighs – joining the Old and New Quadrangles of Hertford College over New College Lane. Architecturally interesting.

Logic Lane – a very narrow lane with a great name and definitely worthy of a photograph.

Oxford Castle Quarter – the Castle is a large, partly ruined Norman medieval castle still atop its hill, on the West side of central Oxford. Today, shops, bars and restaurants nestle at the foot of the castle.

The Turf Tavern, 4-5 Bath Place, Oxford A popular bar housed in an 18th-century building, down a cobbled lane. Boasts a Beer Garden and Modern British Food menu.

The Bear Inn, 6 Alfred Street, Oxford – serving Oxford since 1242, this pub describes itself as a “small but mighty institution”.

For those of you who feel energetic and adventurous, you may like to try punting from Magdalen (pronounced Maudlin) Bridge Boathouse along the River Cherwell. Situated underneath Magdalen College Tower, at the lower end of Oxford’s high street you will find Magdalen Bridge Boathouse. Hire traditionally crafted punts, rowing boats and pedalos; or spoil yourself by hiring a Chauffeured boat. Picnic hampers may be pre-ordered and a “chauffeur” to punt your boat if requested. Open until 9.00pm (or one hour before sunset). Punts can also be hired at the Cherwell Boathouse, a 15-minute walk to the North of the meeting venue.

Shakespeare Outdoor Theatre. There are typically several outdoor theatre productions of Shakespeare plays at several venues in Oxford’s city centre.  Listings for theatrical performances (and music, cinema and other performances) can all be found at https://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/whats-on.

Local weather

English summer weather can range from cool (16 Celsius) to very hot (28 Celsius) and occasionally humid. We recommend you bring an umbrella, just in case the famous British rain decides to fall.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted at most businesses including restaurants, pubs, shops, general retailers and gift stores, petrol (gas)  stations, pharmacies and grocery stores. Major credit cards include Visa and MasterCard. Unfortunately, American Express is not widely accepted. ATMs are also located in many areas across town.

How to get to Oxford

From London airports

From London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, there is a frequent direct bus with power and free wifi direct to Oxford city centre, which runs 24 hours a day. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or online. Details available at https://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/. In Oxford, airport bus stops include the terminus (“Gloucester Green”) and also “High Street”, which is immediately outside the Eastgate hotel (see map below).

You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading – details at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.

From London Stansted airport, take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford.

Trains

Direct services run from London Paddington (serving Oxford station) and London Marylebone (serving Oxford and Oxford Parkway stations). Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading.

For details and to plan your journey, see contact National Rail Enquiries.

Oxford Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Oxford.

Coaches

There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 (https://x90.oxfordbus.co.uk/) and the Oxford Tube (https://www.oxfordtube.com/).

The central coach station is at Gloucester Green in the city centre.

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