South School

The venue’s largest room, ideal for large talks or as a conference plenary space

Examination Schools, Oxford

Our largest room, South School can comfortably seat 440 people theatre style and is situated at the top of a sweeping central marble staircase. It is an ideal venue for large lectures or talks, or as the main plenary room for conferences when coupled with a series of breakout rooms. This T-shaped room is also suitable for large exhibitions either on its own or combined with North School.

South School has an abundance of natural light, which can be adjusted via blackout blinds, and looks out onto the quad. The room comes with data projection, three large screens and has a full audio system with microphones. A hearing loop can be provided and the room, which is on the first floor, is fully accessible via lift.

Event types and capacities

  • Served Dinner

    150 - 330

  • Reception

    100 - 440

  • Theatre

    150 - 440

  • Cabaret

    60 - 168

  • Wedding

    100 - 200

"It is amazing that you can have such a historical building that functions so well as a conference venue"

The Economic and Social Research Council