The venue for RIspace 2015 is situated in the heart of the ancient and beautiful city of Oxford, directly opposite the Ashmolean Museum.
The Randolph Hotel was built in 1864 by architect William Wilkinson after a strong debate amongst the worthies of the city and university of Oxford. John Ruskin favoured Gothic revival like the nearby Martyrs’ Memorial. The City Council wanted a classical style since the rest of Beaumont Street was early 19th century Regency. A compromise was attained with a simplified Gothic façade, similar to the Oxford University Museum and the Oxford Union buildings. The building is Grade II listed.
The main conference will take place at the Randolph Ballroom, the largest such room in this part of England. Beautifully lit by three chandeliers, exact replicas of those on the Titanic, The Ballroom will provide a dazzling setting for the main conference.
The exhibition and catering will take place in the adjacent Lancaster Room.
There are other breakout rooms available.
Until Monday 28th September, the hotel is holding 40 bedrooms for our delegates at the following special rates:
- Classic double bedrooms (single occupancy) with breakfast @ £175.00 per room, per night.
- Executive double bedrooms (single occupancy) with breakfast @ £215.00 per room, per night.
- Classic Suite (single occupancy) with breakfast @ £295.00 per room, per night.
All 151 bedrooms are en suite and have wifi, Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Spacious executive rooms with their large desks and generous work area and feature rooms with their stunning city views are also available at a supplement. Air conditioning, free broadband and satellite television are standard throughout.