Venue

The conference will take place in the new John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB) and School of Architecture on Oxford Brookes University’s Headington campus in Oxford, UK. The JHBB won the RIBA South Building of the Year and Sustainability awards in 2014.

Oxford is a beautiful location for local and international architectural academic visitors. It has a wealth of buildings of great historical and contemporary architectural significance. In addition to its Medieval, Classical, English Baroque and Gothic Revival masterpieces, more recent buildings of architectural significance include Arne Jacobsen’s St Catherine’s College, Zaha Hadid’s Investcorp Building, Niall McLaughlin’s Bishop Edward King Chapel and Herzon and de Meruron’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Delegates may wish to visit the Paul Oliver Vernacular Library Collection held in the Oxford Brookes University Library (open to all conference delegates) and also Oxford University’s Bodleian Library (temporary membership available from the Bodleian).

Travel to Oxford Brookes University

Click here to go to Oxford Brookes University’s webpages for campus maps and general travel information for visitors.

1. Travel to Oxford

Bus links between Oxford and London airports:

Oxford Brookes University’s Headington campus is the location for the conference. It is well connected to London and its associated airports and train / bus / underground stations.

Click here for the Airline Bus connecting Oxford to Heathrow and Gatwick airports 24 hours a day, stopping directly outside Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus.

Click here for the National Express Bus connecting Oxford to Luton and Stansted airports, stopping at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus.

Bus links between Oxford and London:

Oxford Brookes University’s Headington campus is on the east of Oxford and is therefore very accessible from London by bus. It is well connected with two bus companies running 24 hour and frequent services directly from the campus to London, terminating at Victoria Station.

Click here for the X90 Bus connecting Oxford to London 24 hours a day, stopping directly outside Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus.

Click here for the Oxford Tube Bus connecting Oxford to London 24 hours a day, stopping directly outside Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus.

Rail links between Oxford, London and the rest of the UK:

Oxford Railway Station is in the city centre and connects to London Paddington, Birmingham and the rest of the UK. It is connected to Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus by bus numbers 400, U1 and 280.

Oxford Parkway Station is on the northern periphery of Oxford and connects to London Marylebone, Birmingham and the rest of the UK. It is connected to the city centre by bus number 500.

Click here for rail connections between Oxford and the rest of the UK.

2. Travel to Oxford Brookes University within Oxford

Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus is connected to the city centre by bus numbers 400, U1 and 280. The peripheries of Oxford are connected to the centre via a series of Park and Ride buses.

Click here for the 400 bus and other Park and Ride buses.

Click here for the U1 bus and other Brookes buses.

Click here for the 280 bus.

Accommodation

Please find several different options listed below for accommodation in Oxford. All have been identified with easy access to Oxford Brookes University, the historic city centre and travel links in mind. They also represent a range of options for different budgets. The areas of Headington and the city centre are the two most convenient locations to be based to access the conference venue and transport links. Be sure to book accommodation early because summer is a busy time here.

1. Halls of Residence and College Rooms

Clive Booth Halls and Thames Street Halls are both convenient for Oxford Brookes University, city centre and transport links.

Click here for Oxford Brookes University Halls of Residence.

You can also book available rooms in Oxford Colleges. City centre college locations are the most convenient for Oxford Brookes University, city centre and transport links.

Click here to search for available Oxford University College Rooms.

2. Hotels

Below is a list of city centre hotels and inns that are convenient for Oxford Brookes University, city centre and transport links:

The Eastgate Hotel; The Old Bank Hotel; The Tower House; The Buttery; Victorian House Hotel; Macdonald Randolph Hotel; Malmaison.

The Old Black Horse Inn; The Oxford Coach and Horses; The Head of the River.

3. Guest Houses close to Oxford Brookes University

Guest Houses and B+B’s offer bed and breakfast. The following are very local to Oxford Brookes University and have easy links to the city centre and transport links:

Red Mullions; All Seasons; Dial House; Sandfield; Pickwicks; Mulberry; Oxford Guest House.

4. Budget Hotels connected to city centre by Park and Ride buses 

The peripheries of Oxford are connected to the centre of the city by a network of Park and Ride buses:

Travelodge Peartree and Travelodge Abingdon Road.