Conference venueThe conference will take place at the Mathematical Institute (Andrew Wiles building), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
Visa and invitation lettersIf you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please visit the UK Visas website to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one. A letter of invitation can be obtained from the Organizing Committee for the purpose of the VISA request (or for other purposes) by directly contacting email@example.com. The letter will be sent to you by e-mail as a pdf file.
Getting to OxfordPlane
- London Heathrow; the Oxford Bus Company Airline service coach goes directly from here to Oxford.
- London Gatwick; the Oxford Bus Company Airline service coach goes directly from here to Oxford.
- London Stansted; there are infrequent direct coaches or more frequent links via a coach to Heathrow or London.
- Luton; you may need to take a coach to Heathrow or London to join one of the other services.
- Birmingham International Airport; there are frequent trains from here to Oxford (see Rail Timetable Information).
- See Rail Timetable Information for details of trains to Oxford and to purchase train tickets.
- From London, take the Oxford Bus Company X90 service or the Oxford Tube coach to Oxford.
- See the National Express website for details of coaches from other major cities.
- Tickets can usually be purchases on the linked travel company websites.
AccommodationWe have rooms booked at the following three venues from Sunday 23rd – Friday 28th June 2019 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Bookings for Rewley House, Oxford University Club and Exeter College can be made via the online registration.
- REWLEY HOUSE:
Cancellation policy: Less than four weeks’ notice – 25% of the accommodation cost. Less than two weeks’ notice – 50% of the accommodation cost. Less than one week’s notice – 100% of the accommodation cost.
- OXFORD UNIVERSITY CLUB:
Cancellation policy: A full refund if your booking is cancelled at least 30 days before your arrival date.
If you cancel between 15-30 days before your arrival date they will refund 50% of the total cost but regret they cannot provide any refund for less than 15 days’ notice.
- EXETER COLLEGE COHEN QUADRANGLE:
There are many other lodgings in Oxford. Here are some suggestions:
The University Rooms
Immerse yourself in Oxford tradition by staying at an Oxford University College. This website will show you which Colleges have accommodation available your your visit:
Set in the heart of Oxford on historic Broad Street from £110 per night
Holywell Bed and Breakfast
A 16th century, Grade II listed home in the heart of the city centre from £100 per night B&B.
Remont Oxford Hotel
The Remont was recently refurbished and is an independent, family-run, hotel located in the city of Oxford. Prices start at £105.00 per night B&.
St Margaret’s Hotel
Offering high-quality B&B just 5 minutes’ from the centre of Oxford. With free Wi-Fi throughout and private parking on site from £117.80 per night.
Best Western Oxford Linton Lodge is within easy access to the Maths Institute from £108 per night B&B.
ChildcareDepending on demand, we may be able to provide a childcare service during the conference. We would appreciate if people could register interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if possible before Feb. 4 2019. We will confirm if we can offer the service in February. More details on the childcare service are given below.
Little Hens Childcare has been recommended by the University of Oxford’s Events Office. They are able to provide two members of staff to run a mobile crèche for up either six children under 3 years old or three children under 3 (minimum 8 months unless otherwise agreed) and up to six children over 3 years old. The crèche would be in the Maths Institute and run from Monday 24th – Friday 28th June 2019. Drop off time would be from 8.45 am and pick-up time by 5.45 pm apart from Friday which would be collection by 12.45 pm.
They provide a full range of age appropriate toys, games and activities for the duration of the creche and will also set up a comfy corner for children that want to relax if they are tired and would like to watch a short cartoon. Snacks will be given in the morning and late afternoon. They recommend that parents leave a water cup for their child which will be labelled but will also provide jugs of water and cups. They are happy to feed children lunch in a separate room near to the crèche.
Further details can be found here.
Travel supportThe conference's call for travel support is now closed. Decisions are made by the scientific committee, and awardees will be notified by 15th February 2019.
IMS travel Awards. The Institute of Mathematical Statistics also provides travel grants for students and early-career researchers. Information and details of the application process are given on the IMS website. The deadline for these grants is 1st February 2019. Applications will be reviewed by the IMS Committee on Travel Awards.