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Conferences

St Benet's is the ideal venue for a small conference. The Hall is a handsome Georgian house in St Giles, very close to the city entre (3 minutes walk from Ashmolean Museum and shops, and three doors from The Eagle and Child, of CS Lewis fame), yet slightly withdrawn, which conveys an air of peace. (The windows facing out to the main road are double-glazed). Many of the rooms have been refurbished and redecorated, maintaining the dignity of the fine Georgian rooms. The special advantage of St Benet's is that the whole Conference is under one roof, so that delegates do not need to cover large distances, and have ample opportunity to get to know one another. Delegate feedback often comments on our welcoming atmosphere and excellent cuisine.

There are 11 study-bedrooms with ensuite or adjacent private facilities (10 can serve as twin rooms) and 10 study-bedrooms with shared facilities. Some of the latter are small and less well furnished or soundproofed. 

The dining room (refectory) seats 50 at one long table, allowing a high standard of home-cooked food. For larger numbers a buffet of up to 100 can be provided.

The calefactory is an attractive sitting room with a modern upright piano, easy chairs and room for circulation. The room takes up to 20 seated as furnished, more with the use of additional chairs. The adjacent library seats up to 15 boardroom-style, and would take more for a lecture. There are two other rooms available for social events or informal meetings for about a dozen delegates. A photocopier, fax, and other normal facilities are available.

Residential conferences are possible only outside university term, but dinners and receptions can normally be arranged also during term.

Receptions and day conferences are by arrangement, depending on facilities required.

All initial enquiries should be made directly to Martina Stancheva.  Email: martina.stancheva@stb.ox.ac.uk  telephone: +44 (0)1865 280556