Venue: Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street, Oxford.
The easiest way to arrive at the School is by train as the main entrance is located directly adjacent to Oxford rail station. Alternatively, there are a number of efficient Park and Ride sites at strategic points around the city, offering delegates easy and environmentally friendly access to the city centre and the Park End Street venue.
Details on getting to Oxford by air, rail and coach can be found HERE
Said Business School offers accommodation just outside of the city, details can be found HERE .
For recommendations on where to stay in the city please see below. Availability for all Oxford colleges can be found HERE or you can go direct with the links below. Please note that college bed and breakfast through University Rooms is not always up to date and can change as new terms start.
Oxford is a lovely city. It is particularly nice in summer. For those who are visiting Oxford for Evidence Live this year, below are 5 lesser-known things to do in Oxford.
Walk around Port Meadow
Oxford is home to a wonderful large meadow. It is lovely to wander through on a summer’s afternoon or evening. You can even pop into its accompanying river if you get a sweat up. Port Meadow is a 5-minute walk from The Blavatnik School of Government, this year’s Evidence Live venue. The google map link is here.
Punt from the Cherwell Boat House
You can hire punts from the Cherwell Boat House and punt all the way to the Victoria Arms (pub). This stretch of river is much less crowded and has nicer, parallel meadows on both sides of the river. The Victoria Arms is about a 15-minute punt upstream and a lovely spot for a punt.
Grab a coffee at Brew
North Parade is where the locals of north Oxford hang out. It has a great selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. For the best coffee in town, head to Brew, a small, hip store tucked into the end of North Parade.
Grab Brunch at Gee’s
Just around the corner from Brew is one of my favourite restaurants in Oxford Gee’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – all of which are very tasty. The best part about Gee’s is the restaurant itself: it’s designed like a glasshouse, with a completely transparent glass roof. It’s great rain or shine.
Wander around the streets of Jericho
While Oxford’s city centre is bustling with tourists and (mainly) franchise stores, Jericho, Oxford’s northern suburb, is alive with buzzing graduate students, locals and professors. It is full of nice cafes and pubs, and also has some very pretty streets. My favourite is Observatory, where all the houses are a different, matching colour – think a Wes Anderson film.