Case Studies

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Case studies

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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Case study – intimate dinners at St Luke’s Chapel

Thursday 5 October. St Luke's Chapel

Historic and bijox, St Luke’s chapel provides a cosy venue space for dining in the city centre of Oxford. Whether you are looking for a three course served dinner, a buffet or sharing platters, we can provide a great venue and great dining experience for small dinners of 20 to 60 guests. We recently helped one of our customers impress their overseas visitors….

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Case study – summer parties at Osler House

Monday 24 July. Osler House

What better way to make the most of British summertime and boost morale than by mingling with your colleagues at a summer celebration? We helped one University department do just that by creating a fun filled Mexican themed evening for 200 guests at Osler House. Osler provides a fantastic venue for summer parties, whatever the weather.

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Case study: Oxford Literary Festival 2017

Wednesday 26 April. Sheldonian Theatre

Early last month authors from around the world were welcomed to Oxford to take part in the Financial Times Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Once again the Sheldonian Theatre was at the forefront of the activity playing host to 22 events and seating over 7000 audience members over the nine days.

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Case Study – Oxford Tango Festival 2017

Thursday 23 March. Sheldonian Theatre

23rd March 2017
The Oxford Tango Festival held their Gala show at the Sheldonian Theatre. This was the first time the festival organisers had enjoyed the opulent backdrop of the Theatre for their opening night performance which celebrated the power and glamor of this wonderfully sensual dance. Stars from Argentina performed alongside local students and music was provided by the Tango Siempre orchestra.

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Case Study: BASHH 2016

Thursday 18 August. Examination Schools

The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV run yearly conferences and multiple events. This year they held their annual conference at the Examination Schools and used different solutions to deliver the conference they were after....

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Case Study – Freuds Communications and UBS Bank

Tuesday 12 July. Sheldonian Theatre

Public relations firm Freuds Communications contacted us in May with an idea of using the venue in a unique way for the launch of their ‘Thought leadership platform event’. Read how we turned this 17th century venue into an art installation …

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Case study – British Society of Periodontology

Monday 11 April. Examination Schools

With two meetings each year, the British Society of Periodontology Spring conference aims to have excellent content, educate with new research, spark debate and facilitate networking between high profile speakers, dentists, hygienists and students from all over the country. Read how our venue helped deliver that...

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