Meet­ing in: Ox­ford

Home to the old­est univer­sity in the English­s­peak­ing world, Ox­ford is as known for its aca­demic roots to­day as it was in cen­turies past, al­though its in­dus­tries have broad­ened, with strength in pub­lish­ing, IT and sci­ence-based busi­nesses

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WOW fac­tor The Mac­don­ald Ran­dolph Ho­tel Beau­mont Street, Ox­ford OX1 2LN, 01865 256400 / mac­don­ald­ho­tels.co.uk

One of Ox­ford’s lead­ing five-star ho­tels, its no­table ar­chi­tec­ture and his­toric set­ting serves as an ex­cel­lent venue for meet­ings and events to make an im­pres­sion. The Morse Bar is recog­nis­able as the wa­ter­ing hole of In­spec­tor Morse. The Ball­room can hold up to 300 the­atre-style and 220 for ban­quet­ing. The DDR is from £45pp (min. ten peo­ple).

small but per­fectly formed The Old Par­son­age 1 Ban­bury Road, Ox­ford OX2 6NN, 01865 310210 / old­par­son­age-ho­tel.co.uk

The 17th cen­tury prop­erty has coun­try house charm, mod­ern in­te­ri­ors and a col­lec­tion of 20th cen­tury por­traits. The Pike Room is avail­able for hire and can cater for ten board­room-style, 24 for a re­cep­tion or 20 the­atre-style. The venue is also suit­able for pri­vate din­ing. The DDR is from £70pp (in­clud­ing VAT) based on a min­i­mum of six peo­ple. 24-hour del­e­gate rates are from £275pp based on a min­i­mum of six.

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The King’s Cen­tre Ox­ford Os­ney Mead, Ox­ford, Ox­ford­shire OX2 OES, 01865 297400 / kings­cen­tre.co.uk Ox­ford’s largest mul­ti­pur­pose venue is lo­cated right in the cen­tre of the city. The venue of­fers over 30,000 square feet of flex­i­ble event space. There are ten rooms of vary­ing size, from the Thames Hall which can hold up to 1,000 the­atre-style, to the Hinksey Room which can hold up to 60 the­atre-style. The DDR is avail­able from £30.50 (in­clud­ing VAT). The Hinksey room can be hired from £175 for a half-day.

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