Locations and Transport

The workshop will begin at 13.30 on Monday 26th September in the Thom Building (See here for directions: http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/contact/centralmap.pdf)

Travel to Oxford & St Edmund Hall

Accommodation and evening meals (Monday, Tuesday), and the Workshop poster sessions will be at St Edmund Hall.

St Edmund Hall is very easy to get to by public transport. From London or Heathrow or Gatwick airports, there are fast, comfortable, frequent buses that stop very close to the College. You need the Oxford High Street  / Queen's Lane stop. This is a request stop; it's not the terminus bus station, Gloucester Green. The bus driver announces all the stops in good time, so no need to worry about missing it. Once off the bus, cross the road, and look downhill (East) for Queens' Lane (there is the "Queen's Lane Coffee Shop" on the corner). The College entrance is about 100m up Queen's Lane; it looks like this.

LinksAirport buses (from Heathrow and Gatwick): "Oxford Express" and "Oxford tube" (from Central London).

If you are considering driving, bear in mind that parking in Oxford is very limited and expensive. You will probably be best using Oxford's "park & ride" system, where you can park for up to 72 hours (i.e. for the whole length of the meeting). If you come by train or bus (to Gloucester Green), St Edmund Hall is a short taxi ride from either the bus or the rail station; though unless you have vast amounts of baggage, walking may be simpler (15 mins from the bus station, 25 minutes from the rail station).

LinksPark & Ridenational rail timetable; national bus timetable.

Engineering Department

From St Edmund Hall (on foot, about 15 minutes, Google map.): turn right on leaving the main entrance, follow Queen's Lane (several zig-zags) until you go beneath the "Hertford Bridge", then turn right toward the traffic lights at the "King's Arms". Continue straight across at these traffic lights, up Parks Road past Wadham College, South Parks Road, the University Museum (worth a visit!), Keble College and Keble Road. The University Parks are now on your right, and the Materials and Engineering departments are 200m further on, on your left. Look for the Engineering Department's Thom Building, the tallest thing near here and there should be directions from reception.

Addresses and Telephone Numbers

Oxford University
Department of Materials
Parks Road, 
Oxford OX1 3PH

+44 / 0   1865 273777 





St Edmund Hall
Queen's Lane,
Oxford OX1 4AR

+44 / 0 1865 279000   
(porters' lodge)