Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford
Women's Leadership  Symposium in Oxford


Accommodation costs are not included in the registration fees. Participants must arrange their own accommodation. Below are suggestions for transportation and accommodation.

There are three major airports within 90 minutes of Oxford; London Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham International, all well served by direct coach connections to Oxford. Heathrow is the closest major airport to Oxford.       

Bed and Breakfast at Somerville – Somerville offers single occupancy rooms, either ensuite or with shared bathrooms. All rooms include:

  • - Centrally heated and comfortably furnished
  • - Includes bed linen and towel
  • - Wireless internet access, including Eduroam and OWL
  • - Some rooms with hand basins

For more options visit the Conference Oxford  or the University Rooms websites. Oxford Colleges offer accommodation on an individual basis, providing a unique opportunity to stay in an historic Oxford college room, eat in the college hall and wander through the college's gardens. These centrally-located rooms start at £50.Check availability and book online on the Conference Oxford website. 

The YHA Oxford is located beside the Oxford Train station and offers the least expensive accommodation option. Membership is not a requirement. Private rooms are available, some with ensuite bathrooms.

Below is a selection of websites that give further information about places to stay in Oxford. All are within walking or city bus distance from our Symposium site. City bus service is excellent. The Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach run full services of local buses around Oxford and surrounding towns.


(We do not recommend taxis; many Oxford streets are one-way and taxi fares may be excessive.)


Click on the link for additional accommodations near Somerville College.


Another valuable source of information is the official tourism guide to Oxfordshire

Keep in mind that fees change, and it helps to book long in advance.

Participants are responsible for contacting the accommodation providers. Please note also that this information is for the benefit of the participants only. We have no association with any of these organisations or websites.


Some of the August 2018 participants

5–7 December 2018, Somerville College

20–22 March 2019, Somerville College

31 July - 2 August 2019. Green Templeton College

4–6 December 2019, Somerville College

What our Alumni are Saying

"Many thanks for an amazing experience."

"The experience far exceeded my expectation."

"I found all the presentations very interesting. It was a great opportunity to hear different perspectives on women's issues. The discussion after my presentation was very enriching and I will take it into account in my further research."

Some of the August 2016 participants
Some of the March 2017 participants
Some of the August 2017 participants
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