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Our rooms

The Hall, in the Taylor Institution on St Giles’ Street, is our largest room and can accommodate a maximum of 185 people.  We have a variety of smaller rooms with capacity from 8 to 64 people, the majority of which are located in 47 Wellington Square, on St John’s Street. Please click here for a list of all our rooms, their capacity and the AV equipment available in them.  We recommend that you arrange a viewing of the room you are interested in to gain spatial awareness and discuss your layout preferences.

Room availability

Although our rooms are mainly available during the vacation periods, it is worth checking availability during term time as we might be able to accommodate you.  However, please note that we can only confirm the availability of a room in a certain term, after week 8 of the previous term. E.g. we can confirm the availability of a room in Trinity Term, after week 8 of Hilary Term.


  • For internal events (Medieval and Modern Languages):

    We can book breakfast/lunch/refreshments for your event as well as provide house wine for drink receptions. Bookings are made via the contracted University caterer, ‘Compass’, which provides catering during office hours (Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm).  Your catering requirements will need to be confirmed at least a week in advance alongside a purchase order number.

  • For other Oxford University departments:

    Although we can provide house wine for drink receptions any other catering requirements will need to be booked by you via ‘Compass’, the contracted University caterer, or any other caterer of your choice. Please inform us of the delivery and collection times so we know when to expect them.

  • For external events:

    We can provide house wine for drink receptions; however, any other catering requirements need to be booked directly by you with the caterer of your choice. Please advise us on the delivery and collection times so we know when to expect them.

Room hire charges

Click here to see our charges. We offer a 20% discount to other Oxford University departments.

Enquiry form

Please complete this form to make an enquiry and send it to

Health & Safety

Please note that in order to comply with the University Health and Safety policy, a risk assessment is required for your event. The lack of a risk assessment will invalidate the University Insurance Policy.

We will provide you with a draft risk assessment to facilitate this process. 

AV support

When visiting the venue, you will be able to ascertain whether or not you are familiar with our AV equipment. If you are not, we can arrange some training prior to your event.