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SEA Studies Symposium 2016 – Accommodation & Getting Around

“Human and Environmental Welfare in Southeast Asia”

14 – 16 April 2016
at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

in partnership with

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 Official Symposium accommodation ¦ 
Finding accommodation elsewhere in Oxford ¦ Getting to the Symposium


Official Symposium accommodation


The Conference will be held at the Mathematical Institute. Limited accommodation is available at the conference rate in adjacent Somerville College.

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Conference accommodation is limited to 64 single ensuite rooms. They are available at a conference rate of £255 (£85/night) for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night. You can book accommodation when registering for the conference. Due to the large number of participants expected at this conference, the organisers would like to apologise for not being able to make accommodation arrangements for all.


Finding Accommodation in Oxford

As Oxford is a small city, most accommodation is accessible within 30 minutes on foot from the Mathematical Institute. We suggest the following list of accommodation options in and around Oxford, from which participants can make their own arrangements for the duration of the conference, subject to their own budget and schedules.

Budget Hostels (Approximately £25 – £50/night for a bed in a shared dormitory) or
We recommend the “Oxford Backpackers Hotel” and “Central Backpackers”. Both hostels are located near Said Business School, just a short walk from the Oxford Train Station. It takes around 20-30 minutes to walk to the Mathematical Institute.

College Accommodation (Approximately £60 – £100/night per single room) or
Our recommendations are the colleges closest to the Mathematical Institute College, which are St. Anne’s College, St. Antony’s College, Keble College, St Hugh’s College and Green Templeton College.

Mid-range and Above Hotels (Approximately £100 – £450/night per single room)
Our recommendations are the hotels closest to the Mathematical Institute College, which are Cotswold Lodge, Parklands B&B, Old Parsonage Hotel and The Galaxie B&B. 5* hotels in Oxford include the Randolph, the Malmaison, and the Old Bank Hotel.


Getting to the Symposium

For more on the venue, please see A Short History of the Andrew Wiles Building by Nick Woodhouse

Please be aware there is limited public parking available in the centre of Oxford. The University has very limited parking, and on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site in particular there is almost no parking available although each building does have two dedicated accessible parking places (the very limited parking is only available via prior booking with a clear explanation of the circumstances of need). We advise using the Park & Ride services, parking at Pear Tree and taking the #300 bus which stops opposite the entrance to the Mathematical Institute on Woodstock Road.

Taxis are readily available from both Oxford Train Station and Gloucester Green Coach Station and the fare to the Mathematical Institute should be approximately £7.00.

Note there are a large number of external cycle racks located on the south and west sides of the building for those coming by bike.

Facilities for visitors

The Andrew Wiles Building of the Mathematical Institute has been designed with accessibility in mind. Please see the building access guide for details, and please contact Reception before or during your visit if you would like any assistance.

Visitors may find it helpful to know that the first aid room doubles as a private lactation room for people wishing to breastfeed or express milk. Please enquire via Reception if you would like to use the room.

For more information, please see the Mathematical Institute’s information for newcomers and the building user guide or contact them via or as appropriate.

Getting to Oxford


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