OXBRIDGE CLASSICS OPEN DAY 2017
day is organised between Oxford and Cambridge universities and aimed at all
students (UK and abroad) interested in pursuing a Classics degree at either
Friday 17th of
TIME: 11:00 - 16:30
LOCATION: University of Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre (morning session) & Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematics Institute (afternoon session). Please click on the links for details of both venues.
is strictly by advance booking only. Please ensure that all attendees (both
parents/guardians/carers and teachers) have individually registered via the online booking system: see below for further details.
limited space and capacity we will not be able to admit anyone who has not
booked in advance. Please do not arrive at the venue without having made
a booking as you will be turned away.
BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED We have reached maximim capacity and there are no spaces left available.
If requested on the booking form, lunch will be provided and organised by the Faculty and hosted by various colleges (free of charge). Due to the number of attendees whom we host for this event (850+) we are not able to accommodate
specific/individual requests for lunch venue. Attendees will simply
be assigned a college for lunch (NB teachers and school groups and parents/carers and their children will be assigned the same college for lunch).
The Sheldonian Theatre & the Andrew Wiles Building are both fully accessible. Please click on the links for further details of both venues.
By Train: The Sheldonian Theatre and the Andrew Wiles' Building is approx. a 10 minute walk from Oxford train
station. Please see the attached map below.
The bus station is approximately 5 minutes walk (see map below).
Parking within the city centre is limited (and
expensive): if you are arriving by car we strongly
advise using the Park & Ride service. Fast and frequent services
link 5 car parks adjacent to the ring road with the city centre (see HERE for locations and details).
The Faculty is able to provide or arrange accommodation for attendees: it is the
individual responsibility of the attendee to organise and cover the costs of
accommodation. However most colleges will have some B&B accommodation
available and so I’d recommend looking at the collegiate B&B accommodation
site and call individual colleges for more info if required (http://conference-oxford.com/). Most
are reasonably priced and centrally-located.
Like most major cities, there are also of course
plenty of budget hotels and other B&Bs in Oxford which may be able to
provide you with what you require.
WHILE IN OXFORD ...
Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning
architecture, history, and culture. You'll find ancient and modern
colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks,
gardens, and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city centre is
small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the main
rail and coach stations.
While you are in Oxford please do explore the brilliant variety of Classics-related things the city has to offer.
Your guide to Oxford
Interactive Map of Oxford
Blackwell's Bookshop on Broad Street is an academic book retailer founded
in 1879 by Benjamin Henry Blackwell, after whom the chain is named, and has one of the best and most extensive Classics sections anywhere in the world.
Pitt Rivers Museum
Hidden Gospels of Abba Garima: Treasures from the Ethiopian Highlands'. African gospel books translated from Greek, with decoration derived from
classical architecture.) See for details http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/event-reader/events/hidden-gospels.html
(Faculty of Classics, 66 St Giles' OX1 3LU)