We advise to book your accommodation as soon as possible after you receive acknowledgement of your acceptance of your paper (or other submission). Oxford being a university city, early/mid-September tends to be a busy time with dozens of student families coming for induction weeks – although, to be fair, any time throughout the year tends to be rather “lively”.
On-campus accommodation is available at the Postgraduate Centre in the leafy and convenient Clive Booth Hall Student Village at a very affordable price by advance booking only (available until 30 April 2020).
This type of accommodation being in one of Oxford Brookes University student halls of residence, it is of course no luxury boutique hotel; on the other hand, you will be just five minutes on foot from everywhere on campus, surrounded by elms, oaks and… squirrels.
Type and availability: 48 self-catered single ensuite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, bed linen, iron/ironing board, central heating, shared kitchen (with fridge/freezer, electric hobs and oven, microwave oven, and cookware provided), access to communal areas and garden, bycicle storage, card-operated laundrette. Accommodation only, breakfast not included.
Note: no smoking, no on-site parking (limited-time parking spaces along teh adjacent John Garne Way and Marston Road).
Rate: £57.60 – This rate is per person, per night, VAT included; it includes bedding and cleaning and saves you £20+ on the standard daily price for group bookings.
IMPORTANT: rooms at the Postgraduate Centre are available for booking for any number of days throughout the whole of the conference week until Saturday 12 morning. Check-out must be completed strictly by no later than 9 am on Saturday 12 September. This is due to our students coming back for the new academic term from 10 am, which will give our cleaning team just enough time to clean all the rooms.
Click HERE for further details, contact for queries, map and the online Booking form. Bookings must be made online by individual delegates and are available on a first-come-first-served basis until 30 April (we will try and extend this if possible, but at the moment this remains TBC). When booking make sure to put in the conference code SRN2020 in order for the available dates to be shown. You will then receive pre-arrival information via email from our Accommodation team nearer the date.
If you prefer to book your own B&B accommodation and still wish to stay close to the university, we recommend the following guest houses. All are located at less than 1 km – or 10 minutes on foot – from the campus, except for the Oxford Guest House (which is a 5 to 10-minute bus ride away). See map here.
- The Coach and Horses (4*)
- The Red Mullions (4*)
- Pickwicks (3*)
- Sanfield Guest House (3*)
- The Dial House (4*)
- The Black Boy (4*)
- Oxford Guest House (3*)
All the above are cosy lodges offering single or double room accommodation, plus a hearty full English breakfast at prices ranging from £55 to £150. Altogether they offer around 40 rooms. However, do not be confused by the rating system for guest houses (e.g. a 4-star or 4-rosettes guest house is roughly the equivalent of a 3-star hotel).
Consider that we are planning to include a continental breakfast at the conference venue (on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday TBC) and therefore you may be able to save some money by booking accommodation only on those days.
Other options (e.g. hotels in the city centre)
You can of course plan to stay in the city centre or other areas of the city (especially if you wish to stay a few more days and enjoy the beauty of Oxford), in which case please refer to the Public transport section for info on how to reach Headington Campus.
Below is a selection of websites that may help you find accommodation:
Or just find a reasonable quote using websites such as Expedia, Trivago, etc. Daily prices usually range between £70-130 for B&B accommodation in guest houses, £90-200 in 3-star hotels, and £110-300 in 4- and 5-star hotels. Airb’n’b tends to be fairly expensive in Oxford and accommodation often boils down to one bedroom in a semi-detached house that you will share with other guests.
If you plan to book into hotels and guest houses in the city centre or other areas of Oxford, we will be happy to advise on the best means of transportation to get to Headington Campus. In most cases, though, this would entail catching a bus to the city centre (10-20 minutes travel time, plus possibly having to reach another bus stop on foot) and then the U1, 8, 9 or 400 bus to Headington Campus (another 10 minutes).