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Academic Venues

If you are looking for a unique and specialised venue to hire for your next corporate event, awards dinner or conference then an academic venue may provide the perfect solution.


Educational venues offer large capacity facilities with
state-of-the-art lecture theatres and auditoriums as well as multiple smaller meeting spaces ideal for break out and training sessions.


You also have the benefit of large volume, cost effective on-site accommodation available for multi-day conferences.


Bodleian Libraries



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The Bodleian Libraries has a wonderful collection of rooms for your event. Dine in the magnificent Divinity School, a masterpiece of late gothic architecture with a wonderful carved stone ceiling and huge arched windows down both sides which offer a dramatic setting to your dinner. Convocation House, with its wooden tiered seating around all four sides of the room and excellent natural acoustics, is an opulent setting for presentations, meetings & drinks receptions. Blackwell Hall, situated in the Weston Library, provides a modern flexible space for awards ceremonies and large dinners. The Lecture Theatre is well lit and sleek in design, allowing your content to take centre-stage.

Sparsholt College - Conference & Events Centre



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​Set on a self-contained college campus in 450 acres of breathtaking Hampshire countryside, Sparsholt Conferences and Events is ideally suited for summer activities. As an academic venue, we offer a fantastic range of locations and facilities:

  • Accommodation for up to 450 people out of term time in purpose-built halls of residence

  • Newly refurbished on-site catering and shop

  • Excellent sport and leisure facilities

Maximum theatre capacity: 124.

University of Portsmouth



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From a simple meeting room hire to hosting large international conferences, the University of Portsmouth has the facilities and dedicated team to ensure your event is successful and memorable.


Hosting around 400 events and conferences each year, we can accommodate up to 2,000 delegates throughout the year, in high quality spaces with state of the art facilities.


We also offer an outstanding range of quality city centre and seafront en-suite rooms and bespoke catering solutions.


West Dean College of Arts and Conservation


West Sussex

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Host your team or clients at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation near Chichester West Sussex, the perfect conference venue for day meetings, corporate events or product launches. Escape everyday distractions to achieve more in a creative environment.


There’s a choice of rooms to suit networking events, team building and smaller boardroom meetings and each room can be adapted to your requirements, with full multimedia equipment. The three main inter-connecting grand state rooms have opulent décor, rich in period detail with a mix of traditional and surrealist artworks. Whether you are planning an executive meeting for six or a conference for 150, a package specific to your needs and delegates can be tailored. Why not add a team activity to your booking? Choose from art in the gardens, croquet/archery on the lawn or high tea on a glorious summer afternoon can also be arranged.

​The National Oceanography Centre



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The National Oceanography Centre, making sense of changing seas is the United Kingdom’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences.  Located in Southampton, close to the city centre with great transport links it is an unique and intriguing event space, with a waterfront location and full event management packages available it has 25 meeting spaces with a maximum theatre capacity of 180 and flexible spaces ideal for formal dinners, conference and theatre layouts and informal reception styles.   All rooms feature natural daylight and access to data projectors and screens. For more information on these venues visit the website .

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