Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

The Summer Session will be held at the Ioannou Centre, Oxford.

The Stelios Ioannou School is located, in a refurbished building on St Giles' near the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Travel and Lodging

Many Oxford streets are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Park and Ride bus services. A  Park and Ride system operate from various locations on the Oxford ring road. Limited paid parking is available in Oxford City centre.

There are three major airports within 90 minutes of Oxford. Heathrow is the closest major airport to Oxford well served by direct coach connections to Oxford.


The University of Oxford and its colleges offer comfortable bedrooms, from the contemporary to the more traditional. Oxford Colleges offer accommodation on an individual basis, providing a unique opportunity to stay in a historic Oxford college room, eat in the college hall and wander through the college's gardens. These centrally-located rooms start at £50.Check availability and book online on the Conference Oxford website or the University Rooms website. (Please note that Speedybooker will process your booking on behalf of Conference Oxford). If necessary, confirm your booking directly with the college. Rooms typically become available one to two months in advance, so please revisit the website within that period if nothing is available now.

Below is a selection of websites that give further information about places to stay in Oxford. All are within walking or city bus distance from our Symposium site. (Walking times given). The City bus service is excellent. We do not recommend taxis; many Oxford streets are one-way, and taxi fares may be excessive.


Principal Oxford Spires Hotel

1.15 mi/31 min 

Holiday Inn Express Oxford Kassam Stadium

3.97.mi/1hr 48 min

Sportsview Guest House

1.01 mi/28 min

Cotswold Lodge Classic Hotel

.62 mi/17 min

Marlborough House Hotel

1.91mi/51 min

MacDonald Randolph Hotel

0.6 mi/2 min

Holiday Inn Oxford

4.02 mi/1hr 49 min

Cotswold House

2.05 mi/55 min

Royal Oxford Hotel

.49 mi/14 min

St Hughs College

.92 mi/25 min

Magdalen College

.74 mi/20 min

St Margarets Hotel

.92 mi/25 min


There are also several more expensive hotels and B&Bs a few minutes walking distance from the city centre.

Participants are responsible for contacting the accommodation providers. Please also note that this information is for the benefit of the participants only. We have no association with any of these organisations or websites.

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