Oct 1 – 3, 2024
Merton College, Oxford
Europe/London timezone

Venue and Travel

Information about Merton College

Merton College was established in 1264. The library building in Mob Quandrangle, dating from 1373, is the oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students in the world. Accommodation will be provided within the historic college site. Food will be served within the college's historic medieval hall. 

The front gate to enter the college is at https://w3w.co/candle.forms.porch 

Lectures will be held in the TS Eliot Lecture Theatre complex. To access the lecture theatre, enter via the front gate (as above) and make your way through the college gardens to the TS Eliot Lecture theate at https://w3w.co/mile.flash.slows 

Getting to Merton College, Oxford
For people outside the UK we recommend flying to either London Heathrow or Birmingham International airport. There is also a good link with Gatwick airport. Other London airports (Luton, Stansted, London City) require a longer transfer. Visitors from mainland Europe can also travel by train via Paris or Brussels (using the Eurostar), in which case they will need to get to London Paddington train station for a train to Oxford.

From London Heathrow, the “Airline” coach runs a good regular service to central Oxford. A period return costs GBP 35.00 and can be paid cash or card. The coaches leave from the Central Bus station (for those arriving in Terminals 1-3) and from Terminal 5, Bay 10 on the arrivals concourse (for those arriving in Terminals 4 or 5). There are departures approximately every 30 minutes. Tell the driver you want to get out at “High Street-Queens Lane” (and then do so). From that stop it is a very short walk to Merton College through Logic Lane or Merton Street.

From Birmingham International airport, it is easiest to take the direct train to Oxford train station. To check train times, check: National Rail Enquiries. There is a taxi rank directly outside Oxford station.

Taxis within Oxford can be ordered from “001 taxis”, telephone: +44 (0) 1865 240000

Location of Merton College

Map of Merton College within the University of Oxford

Local map of the college