All participants are responsible for booking and funding their own travel arrangements.

Airport Transfers


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, and from Gatwick via Reading.

From London Stansted airport, take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford. Alternatively, there is a National Express 757 coach service.


Direct train services 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-minute walk from the centre of Oxford and the Blavatnik School of Government.


A list of taxi companies can be found on this local information website.  A taxi to Oxford from Heathrow would cost from £90.


The Macdonald Randolph Hotel and the Mecure Eastgate Hotel are two convenient options for accommodation, but delegates can stay at any hotel of their choice in Oxford. All delegates will be responsible for covering the cost of their stay. 

The MacDonald Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN


Mecure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, 72 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BE

Locations Map

The Forum and pre-forum workshop will take place at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG. If arriving on foot, the building is best accessed via Walton Street.

The Forum’s welcome drinks reception will be held on Tuesday 11thFebruary from 18:45 to 19:30hrs at Harris Manchester College. The Forum’s opening dinner will be held from 19:30 to 21:30hrs in the Arlosh Hall, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TD.