Travel Information for Panelists and Website Program Authors
The conference will be held and co-sponsored by The Rothermere American
Information about the Institute can be found on its website:
GETTING TO OXFORD
We recommend that conference participants take the direct Oxford bus
from London airports to Oxford. Information about cost, bus times, and
where the bus stops in Oxford can all be found at: http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/airline1.html
At the airport follow signs for buses/central bus station.
If you plan to
travel to Oxford by train from London, information about train times
and cost can be found at: http://www.gner.co.uk/GNER
Upon arrival at the Oxford train station local buses and taxis can take
you into the centre of town. The station is located fairly centrally,
so it is also walkable.
travel information (including local buses) can be found at the following
Oxford University website:
Airline bus from Gatwick, period return - £27
airline bus from Heathrow, period return - £19
oxford tube from London to Oxford, period return - £16
Train from London to Oxford - around £20
Request 'period returns' rather than just 'returns' when buying your
because 'returns' are for travel back the same day, sometimes the next
day. Period returns let you take your return journey anytime within
IN OXFORD: ACCOMMODATION
Conference Presenters will be accommodated either in Mansfield College,
the University Club, or Linton Lodge.
College and The University Club
Both are located on Mansfield Road (just around the corner from the
Rothermere American Institute).
• Walking from the High Street – the airline buses from
Gatwick and Heathrow stop on the High Street (the stop will be announced
as ‘Queen’s Lane’), opposite The Queen’s College.
From the High Street, walk down Catte Street, past the Radcliffe Camera
and the Bodleian Library, until you reach a crossroads, and can see
a pub called the Kings Arms ahead of you. Take the road on the right,
called Holywell Street. Walk along Holywell Street until you reach a
sandwich shop called The Alternative Tuck Shop. Turn left immediately
after this shop, and you will be on Mansfield Road. Continue along Mansfield
Road – the University Club is about 60 metres along, on the right
hand side of the road. Mansfield College is just past the University
Club, on the left hand side of the road.
• If catching a taxi, either from the Central Bus Station or the
station, simply ask to be taken to either the University Club or Mansfield
College, on Mansfield Road, and the taxi driver will know where to go!
The cost of the taxi should be approximately £5-7
is one of 39 University of Oxford colleges, and further information
can be found on the college website:
The University Club was recently built to cater specifically for postgraduates
and staff of Oxford University. Further information can be found at
Linton Lodge is a hotel situated in north Oxford, on the Banbury Road.
This is not a walkable distance for people with luggage, so we recommend
catching a taxi from the central bus station or railway station. Simply
ask the taxi driver to take you to Linton Lodge, on Banbury Road, and
the driver will know how to get there! The cost of the taxi should be
Linton Lodge can be found at:
If you have any
additional questions about your accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation at all three locations includes breakfast. Lunch will
be provided at the conference. The Conference Gala Dinner will be held
on Thursday April 27, and a conference dinner will be held on Friday
April 28. Both will be at Mansfield College. Meals from dinner Thursday
through dinner Saturday are complimentary for panel presenters. For
website authors lunches are included in their complimentary registration.
Dinners for website authors are available for £44 on Thursday
and £30 on Friday, as indicated on the website authors registration
form. If eating out in Oxford, the average cost of a main course in
the evening would be between £8 (in a pub) and £15.