Pre-Arrival information

The workshop will formally start at 9:10am on Monday 20th August at the University of Oxford IT Services, 3 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6N. For those who did not register on the Sunday afternoon, registration will be open from 8:45am.


Accommodation for the five nights at St Edmund Hall (or Teddy Hall as it is known in Oxford) from Sunday to Friday is included in the participation fee. Rooms are available from 2pm on Sunday 19th August. However, the best time to arrive is 4pm-6pm (as there will be guides to show you to your rooms). On arrival obtain your room key from the Porters' Lodge. The lodge is staffed around the clock, however, if you plan to arrive after 10pm please email so the porters know to expect you. If you are delayed on route the telephone number of the porters' lodge is +44 (0)1865 279000.

Additional Accommodation

If you need to arrive earlier than the 19th, or stay after the 24th - please contact us ( to arrange additional nights.


Registration will be open from 6pm to 7pm on Sunday in the front quad of the college. It will also be possible to register from 8:45-9:10 on Monday at Oxford IT Services.

Internet Connection

There is wireless internet at St Edmund Hall. If you have any difficulties with the connection in the college please email

Sunday Afternoon

There will be short (20min) tours of the college at 5:30pm and 7pm. Please meet in the front quad, next to the blackboard. You will learn about the 1000 year history of the site, and see locations usually off-limits to visitors.

Sunday Evening

If people would like to meet up to go out for dinner, we suggest 7:30 in the front quad. There will be parties going out to various locations.

Monday morning

For those staying at St Edmund Hall we suggest meeting in the front quad at 8:45am to walk to the IT centre. There will be at least one person who knows the way! (it's a 15min fairly picturesque walk).

Monday evening

For those of you who want to both explore Oxford, and meet new people, we will be organising a treasure hunt style quiz on Monday evening. We will assign you to a team of 5 or 6 people. You will have the evening to wander around the city finding the answers, and stop for dinner somewhere on route. Sign up for this either at registration or on the Monday morning.


St Edmund Hall is located in the centre of Oxford, on Queen's Lane - just off the High Street

Map of the key workshop locations.

Train - St Edmund Hall is approximately 15min walk from the Oxford train station. There is also a taxi rank. Note that if you are travelling via London you can either depart from Paddington (GWR) or via Marylebone (Chiltern railways).

Coach St Edmund Hall is approximately 10min walk from the main bus station at Gloucester Green. There are two regular (approx every 15min, journey time 90min) coach services from London Victoria - The Oxford Tube and Oxford Express (X90) Note that you should ask the driver to let you off at the Queen's Lane / High Street stop.

Airport - The Oxford Bus company run regular services from Heathrow (every 30min, journey time 90min) and Gatwick (every hour, journey time 120min). Note that you should ask the driver to let you off at the Queen's Lane / High Street stop.

Car - Oxford is not a car friendly city. There is no long term parking in the centre - you really don't want to drive here! Should you drive it is worth investigating the park and ride system.

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