Conferences, Events and Room Hire



St Benet's is the ideal venue for a small conference. The Hall has two buildings, 38 St Giles and 11 Norham Gardens.  Either or both buildings can be booked for conferences out of term time.  38 St Giles' is a handsome Georgian house in St Giles, very close to the city centre (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minutes walk from Ashmolean Museum and shops, and three doors from The Eagle and Child, of CS Lewis fame), yet slightly withdrawn, which conveys an air of peace.   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 73 at one table, with a high standard of food.

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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.

11 Norham Gardens is a Victorian Villa adjacent to the University Parks.  There are 27 study-bedrooms with shared facilities and two with ensuite.  The building also contains seminar rooms, small tutorial rooms, a library and a lounge.  It has a lovely enclosed garden.

Rear of 11 Norham Gardens

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

All initial enquiries should be made directly to Natalie Garbett.  Email:  telephone: +44 (0)1865 280556

Summer Schools

If you wish to hold your summer school at St Benet's Hall, please contact us for details regarding availability and prices.

Email: telephone: +44 (0)1865 280556

Dinner Functions

We are very happy to discuss dinners and functions at St Benet's Hall. garden

All dietary requirements can be accommodated by our Chef, and we can can provide lunches, drinks receptions and garden parties (weather permitting), although restrictions can take place during term time.

For further information about functions at St Benet's Hall, please contact Natalie Garbett. Email:, telephone: +44 (0)1865 280556

Room & Garden Hire

For further details about room and garden hire, please contact Natalie Garbett.  Please note that availability is restricted during term time.

Please contact Natalie for more information. Email:, telephone: +44 (0)1865 280556

Local Amenities

St Benet's Hall benefits from a central location within the city of Oxford, with a short walk to neighbouring Colleges, museums, shops and restaurants, and places of interest.  We are an approximate 12 minute walk from the train station, and 5 minutes to the bus/coach station.


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