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Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Venue address:
Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Tel: +44 (0)1865 273525

The congress is to be held at the spectacular Mathematical Institute, home of Oxford Mathematics, which is a new 'state of the art' venue that opened in October 2013.

This stunning venue is beautifully designed with a combination of glass and wood construction throughout. In the common room, glass walls and ceilings offer unrivaled views of the city, meaning that the old and the new elements of Oxford are combined seamlessly.

Travel to the Mathematical Institute

Please be aware there is limited public parking available in the centre of Oxford. The university has very limited parking, and on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter there is almost no parking available. Using the Park and Ride services is advised, parking at Pear Tree and taking the #300 bus which stops opposite the entrance to the Mathematical Institute on Woodstock Road.

For directions to the Mathematical Institute from Oxford Train Station, please click here
For directions to the Mathematical Institute from Gloucester Green Coach Station (Oxford) please click here

Taxis are readily available from both Oxford Train Station and Gloucester Green Coach Station and the fare to the Mathematical Institute should be approximately £7.00.

The IPITA 16th International Congress 2017 is to be held in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. Oxford, known as the 'city of dreaming spires', is a city situated in South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. The city has a population of 150,200. It is the 52nd largest city in the UK and is one of the fastest growing and ethically diverse. 

Oxford is steeped in a rich and fascinating history and is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The city is also home to 38 colleges whereby many notable scholars have emerged. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and J. R. R. Tolkien. 

Things to do in Oxford

Renowned for its history and heritage, exquisite architecture, ancient university and literary connections, Oxford's museums, theatres, arts venues and night life are at the hub of this rural county.

Oxford is packed with places to go for a drink or a meal in the evening. There are restaurants to suit all tastes and representing all cuisines. There is a lively pub scene and many iconic venues. 

Arts and culture play a big part in Oxford's life. The city has world-class museums and hosts an outstanding programme of theatre, music and entertainment. There are also many small venues located across the city that host a variety of live music and drama performances. 

For further information on things to do in Oxford including attractions, museums, galleries, theatre and nightlife please click here


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Getting to Oxford could not be easier. Being located at the heart of the UK makes the city easily accessible.

Oxford botanical gardenBy air: London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are 50 miles and 80 miles away respectively and serve all the major international cities. Both airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach company, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Buses run by The Airline leave Heathrow approximately every 20 minutes, and Gatwick approximately every hour. Stanstead airport is located approximately 90 miles away and is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757, which runs approximately every two hours. It is possible to take a taxi from the airport to Oxford centre however this is not recommended as it costs approximately £65 to/from Heathrow and £105 to/from Gatwick. 

By train (from London): Trains from London leave Paddington every half hour, costing around £25 for a single trip, and taking approximately one hour. Check the National Rail website for further details.

By bus (from London): The Oxford Tube and the X90 both leave London's Victoria Station every 12-20 minutes. Tickets cost £18 if you're returning the next day or £20 if returning within 3 months. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes during off-peak times. Please see the National Express website for details of coaches from other major cities. 

By car: To reach Oxford by car, take the M25 to the M40 then get off at the A40 towards Oxford. Using the park and ride system is strongly advised as parking in Oxford can be difficult and expensive. Further information regarding the Park and Ride can be found by clicking here

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