Case study – Awards Ceremony

posted on Thursday 1 August


OBN is a not-for-profit membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s life sciences industry


Thursday 11th October 2018


An awards dinner for 250 guests at the Examination Schools

Objectives and aims

OBN’s annual Awards evening celebrates innovation and achievement across the life sciences industry.

The evening included an elegant drinks reception, 4-course meal interspersed with the presentation of 13 award categories.

After outgrowing both the Ashmolean and the Oxford Town Hall, the OBN Events Team were seeking a new home for the event which would provide both increased space in a prestigious setting – the Oxford University Event Venues team were enlisted to help find a venue solution.


As the largest event venue in central Oxford, the Examination Schools proved to be the perfect setting for this celebratory evening.

The evening commenced with a drinks reception in the North Schools where guests began the celebrations with a glass of fizz whilst appreciating the beautiful architecture and décor of our Grade II listed venue.

The South Schools hosted the formal three course dinner where guests enjoyed dishes from our mouth-watering menu including a starter of Toasted Goats Cheese Tart, Golden Roasted Beetroot, Radicchio Leaves, Sweet Red Onion Gel and a dessert of Italian Roasted Lemon Tart. During the meal, the winners in each of the 13 categories were announced, with full details of the evening available here.

The Examination Schools worked with their trusted local suppliers to provide food, beverage and IT/AV support.

Our customer, OBN were pleased with the success of their evening and we are delighted that they have chosen to return for their 2019 OBN Awards event.

Do you have an awards evening or another large function you are organising?  We would love to work with you to provide the ideal venue experience.  Contact us today to find out more.

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