Examination Schools

Oxford University's largest city centre conference venue

Reference | BHCES01

Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.4 miles

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The Examination Schools is Oxford’s largest city centre conference venue with nearly 13,000 square feet of floor space. It is an exquisite Grade II listed historical and academic venue. We have the meeting room facilities and flexibility to cater for a variety of events.

The Examination Schools are especially suited to large academic conferences, corporate conferences, day meetings (AGMs, seminars, workshops), exhibitions, trade shows and large dinners (200-plus people). We provide an excellent conference centre setting with outstanding hospitality and a friendly and experienced support team, and we will work closely with you to ensure your event is a success.

North Writing School

This beautiful L-shaped room comfortably seats 330 people theatre style. It can be used by itself for talks, drinks receptions, lectures, or as exhibition and catering space in conjunction with South Schools.

South Writing School

Our largest room, South School can comfortably seat 440 people theatre style and is situated at the top of a sweeping central marble staircase.

East Writing School

East School is a rectangular-shaped meeting room located on the first floor, which comfortably seats 160 theatre style.

15 Further Rooms

A large selection of rooms ideal for small day meetings, AGMs, product launches, seminars and workshops with set up flexibility including theatre style and boardroom style.

“The Examination Schools certainly provided a splendid, imposing and very different venue from the usual sterile modern hotel or conference centre that is so often used”.




  • Modern conference facilities in an historic setting.
  • Venue capacity from 20 to 650+ delegates.
  • Ideal for large conferences, business meetings, and a whole range of events all year round.
  • Situated in the heart of Oxford and easily accessible via a range of public transport methods or is within easy walking distance of many of Oxford’s landmarks.


  • 01865 276905
  • 75 - 81 The High Street,
    OX1 4BG
  • Conferences Team
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