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2015 venue

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.

 

About Oxford

The host country for this year’s conference, the United Kingdom, has a strategy to grow its share to over 10% of the world space market by 2030 – a market forecast to be worth at least £400 bn by that year. Oxford, with its University, is not only an outstanding centre of research but is also …

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Randolph Hotel

The venue 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. …

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Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum, opposite our main conference venue, the Randolph Hotel, is the location of our Networking Reception on Tuesday 10 November.

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Bodleian Library

Conference Dinner   The Reinventing Space Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday 11 November in the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library. The Divinity School was completed in 1488 for the teaching of theology. With its elaborately vaulted ceiling and its 455 carved bosses, it is a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture. This splendid room is …

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