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Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Library is home to a remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University of Oxford.  Situated just 10 minutes walk from Oxford train station, these architecturally stunning venue is ideal for a corporate or private dinners, networking receptions, presentation and lectures. 


Direct trains from London Marylebone  and London Paddington link the capital to Oxford in just over an hour.  Five park and ride services are available for those travelling into the city by car. With six unique venues available for hire, the library can cater for both large and small events with a maximum capacity for up to 450 guests. 


The main Bodleian Library has two spaces, the grand Divinity Room which was the universities first teaching room and Convocation House & Chancellor's Court which once housed the universities governing body.  These historic venues lead to the private Olds Schools Quadrangle, a secluded outdoor space which is surrounded by some of Oxford's most ancient and iconic buildings; ideal for a summer networking evening or social event.

The Weston Library offers three contemporary spaces in which to hold your event.  The roof terrace which offers your delegates stunning views of the city, Blackwell Hall with its bright and airy atrium and entrance onto Broad Street.  This also offers the chance for your guests to enjoy a private viewing of the libraries current exhibition if desired.  Finally the purpose built lecturer theatre with its 117 seat, latest audio visual systems and free Wi-Fi.

The experienced team are on hand to help you plan your event and advise on caterers and other suppliers, so holding your next conference or event in one of the great libraries of the world couldn't be easier. 

The Bodleian is home to millions of printed items, its reading rooms have been home to generations of famous scholars from five kings, 40 Nobel Prize winners, 26 prime ministers and writers including Oscar Wilde, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.

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