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Top tips for planning a great Christmas party in Oxford

Monday 26 March. All Venues

If there is serious event planning to be done then it’s never too early to think about the Christmas party particularly if you want your work celebration to run smoothly! Organising your Christmas party can seem a daunting and scary prospect to plan but planning is key. Whatever level of event experience you have our top tips will help you deliver a real Christmas cracker of a party…!

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Practical tips for filming your next event

Wednesday 21 March. All Venues

If you have an event coming up which you would like to film, then read our top tips before you or the production company press the record button to get the best possible edits.

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Interview: Gin Festival returns for a second year…

Thursday 8 March. Examination Schools

What better way to quench your thirst than at the Gin Festival? Saturday 24 March 2018 marks the second Gin Festival at the Examination Schools, we caught up with event organiser Ollie Hooper to see what to expect for this year’s festival...

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Summer parties at Osler House – have you booked yours?

Monday 5 March. All Venues, Osler House

The great British summer wouldn’t be complete without a summer party so why not boost morale by mingling with your colleagues at a summer celebration? Osler House provides a great summer venue whatever the weather and our new summer menus offer some tasty and affordable treats from 50 to 200 guests….

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New catering menu launches

Monday 5 March. All Venues

Planning an event takes time. You have a million things to think about – guest lists, invitations, entertainment, décor and much more. Catering logistics can be difficult to understand, so having a good venue and good caterer who can deliver stunning-looking and tasting food while paying attention to the small logistical details really matters. With this in mind, check out our tantalising new catering menu…

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Our six tips for giving your delegates the “local experience”

Friday 9 February. All Venues

With 2018 now in full swing planning is ramping up for Easter and summer conferences. One thing we frequently get asked about is what additional activities would we suggest for delegates? It’s always a pleasure seeing delegates coming through the doors and experiencing our beautiful city for the first time but how can you encourage them to do that?

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Case study – Large Academic Conference

Monday 18 December. Examination Schools

The European Coral Reef Symposium organised and hosted a large conference for 550 delegates bringing together reef scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts to discuss and collaborate on issues relating to reef research and conservation. This was the first time the organisation had hosted the event in Oxford and they required a large flexible venue located centrally in Oxford....

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Case Study – a drinks reception with a difference Sheldonian Theatre

Thursday 30 November. Sheldonian Theatre

Dubbed the ‘First Lady of Song’, Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the US for more than half a century. She won 13 Grammy Awards and sold over 40 million albums. We were delighted to hear her sultry tones when some of her lost recordings were played at a recent drinks reception event held at the Sheldonian Theatre….

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