Travel and Logistics

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the conference venue. Here, we provide some information about getting to and around Oxford.

Conference Venue

The 2017 Challenges of Government Conference will take place at:

Blavatnik School of Government
University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, United Kingdom

If arriving on foot the building can be accessed via Walton Street. 

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Travel Information

For detailed information of how to get to Oxford please see these directions.

Train: A direct service operates (approximately every 30 minutes) between Oxford and London Paddington, and Oxford Parkway and London Marylebone.

Coach: The Oxford Tube coach runs coaches from London to Oxford every 12 to 15 minutes. The coach stops in London at Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd’s Bush. The coach stops at Oxford’s main bus station, Gloucester Green.

Car: We would advise against travelling to Central Oxford by car as parking is problematic. If you have mobility issues please contact in advance of the event. There is a ‘Park & Ride’ service available in Oxford to bring you into the City Centre. Further details are available at the Park and Ride website.

Airports: BAA Heathrow, London ; Gatwick Airport, London

Taxi: Local Taxi companies include 001 Taxis (+44 (0)1865 240000) and City Taxis (+44 (0)1865 201201)


Oxford is very busy at this time of year. We suggest you make your bookings at your earliest possible convenience. We recommend a selection of Oxford hotels below - please contact them directly to make your reservations.

3 Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1LD
+44 (0)1865 268400 or 0845 365 4247

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN
Tel: + 44(0)1865 256400

The Mercure Eastgate Hotel
73 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BE
+44(0)1865 248332

The Old Parsonage Hotel
1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN
+44 (0)1865 310210