All sessions for the symposium will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Bodleian’s Weston Library. Situated on the ground floor, the Lecture Theatre has 117 comfortable tiered seats, each with soft-fold tables and power sockets, and comes fully equipped with the latest audio-visual system.


Weston Library
Broad Street

The following map shows you the location of the venue:

How to reach Oxford by public transport

From Airports

From London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day. You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London (expensive and complicated), and from Gatwick with a change at Reading.
From London Luton airport, take the National Express 737 coach service, journey time around two hours; eight buses per day.
From London Stansted airport, take the National Express 737 coach service, journey time 210-240 minutes; eight buses per day.
From Birmingham airport, take the train from Birmingham International station (adjoining the airport), journey time exactly one hour, one direct train per hour.
From Southampton airport, take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway station (adjoining the airport), journey time 75 minutes, one direct train per hour.
From London City airport, public transport links for Oxford are complicated, involving a combination of Docklands Light Railway, London Underground, and national rail.


Eurostar services from Brussels, Lille and Paris arrive at London St Pancras. Through tickets from continental destinations to Oxford can be booked via

For connecting trains to Oxford take the Underground (both Hammersmith and City, and Circle lines) five stops westbound to London Paddington station from where there are regular trains to Oxford, journey time just under one hour.
Or, for London Marylebone take the Underground (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, or Circle lines) three stops westbound to Baker Street followed by a short walk to Marylebone from where there are regular trains to Oxford, journey time just over one hour.
Direct trains 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, contact National Rail Enquiries.

Oxford Railway Station is a 10-15 minute walk from the Weston Library.

Please note engineering works regularly take place on the railway during the weekends, and this may impact on journey times. Engineering works are usually announced many months in advance.


There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube.

For information on coaches from other major cities and airports, contact National Express.

The central coach station is at Gloucester Green in the city centre, a 5-10 minute walk from the Weston Library.

Parking in Oxford

Many Oxford streets are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the five Park and Ride sites and bus services which serve Oxford City Centre:

  • Oxford Parkway (North): for satnav use OX2 8HA. Take the 500 bus.
  • Pear Tree (North): for satnav use OX2 8JD. Take the 300 bus.
  • Redbridge (South): for satnav use OX1 4XG. Take the 300 bus.
  • Thornhill (East): for satnav use OX3 8DP. Take the 400 bus.
  • Seacourt (West): for satnav use OX2 0HP. Take the 400 bus.

Please note that Thornhill and Seacourt are often full. We recommend that drivers coming from the east (including London), the south and the west use the Redbridge Park and Ride, while drivers arriving from the north can choose between Pear Tree and Oxford Parkway.

The Oxford Bus Company has detailed information on Park and Ride locations, timetables and fares.

Please refer to Oxfordshire County Council’s up-to-date traffic information for details of all local road works and any disruptions likely to delay your journey.

Parking in Oxford city centre is limited and can be expensive. For information on car parks, on-street parking and costs of parking, see Oxfordshire County Council’s website.
For information on parking in Oxford for people with disabilities, please see Oxford City Council’s Blue Badge scheme.


There are taxi ranks at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles’ in the city centre.


Photographic credit: James Brittain and Nick Cistone