Oxford FAQ and Map

Given the escalating situation we have now decided to postpone the Oxford Meeting until 2021. Further details will be sent to members and delegates. Thank you for your support and we hope you can attend next year. It will be an exceptional meeting, in all senses of the word.

Updated 20/3/2020 more info for delegates here

The BOPSS 2021 Meeting will take place at Keble College Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PG

The registration and onsite payment desk will be open:
Wednesday: 08.30 am – 17.00 pm
Thursday: 08.00 am – 16.00 pm
Friday: 08.00 am – 15.00 pm

We have highlighted on google map below key areas for the conference:

  1. Conference: Keble College – Parks Road – Porter Lodge is the entrance to Keble for all delegates
  2. Reception on Wednesday: Museum of Natural History – Parks Road, OX1 3PW
  3. Gala Dinner on Thursday: Bodleian Library – Catte Street, OX1 3BG
  4. Tuesday punting (& supper) Cherwell Boathouse – Bardwell Rd, OX2 6ST
  5. Wednesday supper (book direct) Quod restaurant – 92-94 High St, OX1 4BJ

Please refer to Keble College drawing for details of where registration, lectures, exhibition and catering will be. On arrival follow the path / signs around Liddon Quad to the ARCO building to register.

Keble College is situated on the northern edge of Oxford city centre, just off Banbury Road and the northern end of St Giles. It is opposite the University science area and the University Parks.

By Road

The M40 and M4 + A34 provide easy access by car from London, leaving the M40 at Junction 8

The M40 links Birmingham to Oxford from the north, leaving at Junction 9

Parking in Oxford is limited so most day visitors take advantage of Park and Ride.


Park & Ride


There are five park and ride sites around the city clearly signposted from the Oxford ring road. All Park and Ride sites are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ehicles may be left overnight (please check). Maximum stay 72 hours. Separate charges apply for parking and bus fare.


By Train

A frequent direct train service operates from London Paddington to Oxford (approx. every 30 minutes) and from Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry

There is also a regular service between Oxford Parkway (station opened October 2015 at Water Eaton Park & Ride near Kidlington) and London Marylebone via Bicester.


By Air

London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are linked by Oxford Bus Company’s Airline service, which operates 24/7

Birmingham airport is connected by train to Oxford with regular fast services available