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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. 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.

As well as being a landmark hotel, the Randolph featured at the heart of many Colin Dextor Inspector Morse stories. Many scenes of the TV adaptation have been also filmed in what is now the Morse Bar.

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 Ballroom foyer and the adjacent Lancaster Room.

There is a bookable breakout room (the Worcester Room).



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.

  • Check-in from 3.30pm / Check-out 11am
  • Fully accessible to wheelchair users
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Parking is available at the Hotel at a rate of £28.50 (Pre-booking is essential)