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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 close to many main players of the British space industry in Harwell and Swindon.

The city of Oxford has a population of 150,000 and is one of the fastest growing and most diverse in the UK. Oxford has a broad economic base with motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots.

The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institution. The collegiate system gives students and academics the benefits of belonging both to a large, internationally renowned institution and to a small, interdisciplinary academic community.

Reinventing Space is proud to come to this historic city during November 2015. The main conference and exhibition will be based at the Randolph Hotel. We will be hosting events related to the conference at a couple of Oxford University venues, the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum.

You can read more about Harwell – the centre of the UK space industry and just a few miles from Oxford here: