12th International Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics
 Oxford, UK, June 24-28, 2019

Practical information

Conference venue

The conference will take place at the Mathematical Institute (Andrew Wiles building), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Visa and invitation letters

If 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 The letter will be sent to you by e-mail as a pdf file.

Information for poster presentations

The format for the posters is A0 portrait. Poster sessions are scheduled on Monday evening and Tuesday evening (see programme).

If you wish to have your poster printed in Oxford so that to collect it before the conference, you may contact the University Print Studio at Paiement should be made by debit/credit card.

You also have the option to send 
your poster to Oxford by post  in advance if you wish. Please send  your poster in an individual poster tube, with the delegates names on to

Secretariat BayesNP12 – Beverley Lane
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
24-29 St Giles, OX13LB Oxford, United Kingdom
If you choose this option, your poster needs to be received by Friday 21 June, and collected at registration.

Getting to Oxford

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The three venues below are now fully booked, and it is not possible to book the accommodation through the online registration anymore. Please look at the other recommended lodgings below. We recommend that you book your accommodation early as this is a busy period.
We 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.
The University of Oxford’s Rewley House Residential Centre is ideally situated in the city centre and within a few minutes’ walk of restaurants and bars.  It is rated as 4-star campus accommodation under the Visit Britain National Quality Assurance Standard.
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. The University club is a sports and social club with accommodation.  All rooms include ensuite shower room; tea/coffee making facilities; TV; telephone; WIFI; hair dryer; complimentary toiletries; iron and ironing board available in room.  Breakfast is available from 08.00 – 10.00 am Monday – Friday.
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. All the bedrooms in Cohen Quad are en-suite with fridge and tea/coffee making facilities in the bedrooms. There is also a small kitchen on every floor which guests will be able to use. There is no parking available near Cohen Quad as the building is located in a residential area which is permit parking only.  However there are various locations of car parks in Oxford, including a link to Park & Ride.


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:


The Buttery

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.


Linton Lodge

Best Western Oxford Linton Lodge is within easy access to the Maths Institute from £108 per night B&B.


A chilcare service will be provided during the conference.

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 will 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 The number of places is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The childcare service will be provided free of charge to registered participants, but a small, refundable fee will be asked in order to reserve a place. Please email for further enquiries. 

Travel support

The conference's call for travel support is now closed. All decisions have been made by the scientific committee.

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.