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.  

Teh 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.)



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.

See the table below for walking distances (miles) to the venue.

  Somerville College Green Templeton College
St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HS 0.1 151 ft
Somerville College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HD on site 0.1
St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6JF 0.3 0.2
Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6PW 0.3 0.2
St Benet's Hall, 38 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LN 0.1 0.2
Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG 0.2 0.3
Lincoln EPA Science Centre, 15 Museum Rd, Oxford OX1 3PX 0.3 0.4
St John's College, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JP 0.6 0.4
Worcester College, 1 Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HB 0.4 0.5
Wadham College, Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PN 0.5 0.6
Exeter College, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DP 0.4 0.6
Trinity College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BH 0.5 0.6
St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Rd, Oxford OX2 6LE 0.7 0.6
Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DR 0.6 0.7
Jesus College Oxford, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DW 0.6 0.7
Brasenose College, Radcliffe Sq, Oxford OX1 4AJ 0.6 0.7
Mansfield College, Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TFK 0.6 0.7
Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW 0.7 0.8
Merton College - Hollywell Buildings, Holywell St, Oxford OX1 3SH 0.7 0.8
Christ Church, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP 0.8 0.9
Pembroke College, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DW 0.8 0.9
Corpus Christi College, Merton St, Oxford OX1 4JF 0.8 0.9
The Queen's College, High St, Oxford OX1 4AW 0.8 0.9
University College, Oxford OX1 4BH 0.8 0.9
Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD 1.1 1
Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU 1 1.1
St Catherine's College, Manor Rd, Oxford OX1 3UJ 1.1 1.2
Saint Stephen's House, Oxford OX4 1JX 1.5 1.7


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.

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

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
Some of the March 2019 participants
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