Top tips for successfully planning a large conference in Oxford

Wednesday 22 November. All Venues

Many large national and international conferences host their events in Oxford and who can blame them? A picturesque city with culture and history oozing from every building and street corner; cutting-edge research recognised as the best in the world and an extremely well-connected city with easy navigation around a small centre and a plethora of unique venues. But as we all know when you are planning an event the devil is in the detail. To demystify that detail we’ve provided a few time-saving and knowledge-boosting tips which should help you plan a large conference successfully....

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6 tips for successful networking

Wednesday 30 August. All Venues

Networking can feel daunting yet it is often seen as a necessary ‘evil’ in the conference and meetings world. While it can’t be taught, there are some simple steps you can take to make it a more successful and comfortable experience for you!

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5 things you can do to make your meeting effective

Monday 24 April. All Venues

You can spend a lot of time and money planning a meeting only to discover it’s a flop, it didn’t deliver what you were hoping for. So how do you ensure your meetings aren’t a waste of time? We’ve come up with a few tips to help your meetings hit the mark.

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Entertaining clients in style at the Sheldonian Theatre

Monday 8 August. Sheldonian Theatre

Many people have lived in Oxford and often hear of / pass by the Sheldonian; it is an iconic part of Oxford located right in the city centre on Broad Street. However, many people don’t realise it makes a fantastic venue to entertain clients. The Venue staff can offer you lots of flexible hire options, from awards ceremonies and presentations to Talks and Concerts but one thing in particular is proving extremely popular when it comes to entertaining clients – a guided walking tour followed by afternoon tea or a drinks reception in the main Theatre.

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Going green with your events

Friday 1 July. All Venues

Choosing the right venue is one of the most important tasks for any event planner. It’s important to pick a venue that fits with your audience and their values. Increasingly one of the values delegates expect organisers to take responsibility for is the environmental impact of their meetings and conferences. So what are some of the steps you can take to make your events that little bit greener?

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Top tips for organising a successful event

Monday 23 May. All Venues

Executing a well-planned and polished event takes time. Whether you are organising a one-day meeting or a multi-site event, it is difficult to think of everything so we’ve put together some top tips for organising a successful event...

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A Day in the life of an Oxford University degree day at the Sheldonian Theatre

Friday 6 May. Sheldonian Theatre

On Saturday the 7 May, hopefully in bright sunshine, the Sheldonian will play host to two degree ceremonies. The Theatre holds around 30 ceremonies a year with approximately 7000 students graduating.

Before 1669, the University Graduations were conducted at St Mary the Virgin Church on the High Street but became too rowdy for such a venue. Gilbert Sheldon commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to design a purpose built graduation venue and graduations have been held here ever since.

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