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The day is organised between Oxford and Cambridge universities and aimed at all students (UK and abroad) interested in pursuing a Classics degree at either university.

DATE: Friday 17th of March 2017

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.

BOOKING: Admittance is strictly by advance booking only. Please ensure that all attendees (both students and parents/guardians/carers and teachers) have individually registered via the online booking system: see below for further details.

Due to 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.

By Bus:

The bus station is approximately 5 minutes walk (see map below).

By Car:

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 ( 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.


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.


Ashmolean Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

PHOTO-EXHIBITION: 'The 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

(Faculty of Classics, 66 St Giles' OX1 3LU)