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Social Activities

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With world renowned landmarks, quaint cobbled streets and secret places, Oxford can’t fail to impress your delegates. Memorable experiences are everywhere. Here are a few of our recommendations, when holding an event with us, for your delegate’s social programme.

A selection of our activities

Guided walking tour – the history of the University revealed

Ever wondered how the University of Oxford was formed, how long it’s been in existence and the secrets of its past? Discover all this, together with the history behind the Sheldonian Theatre - the University’s Ceremonial Hall, on a fantastic one-hour guided walking tour. Your guests will see the University Church, the Clarendon and Bodleian Quadrangles and Radcliffe Square. They can sit in the ladies gallery of the Sheldonian Theatre and hear about the origins of Sir Christopher Wren's first major building, which opened in 1669.

Following the tour guests can explore the Theatre’s Cupola. It offers the best indoor panoramic views of Oxford famous skyline, a great photo opportunity. Finish off the evening with an exclusive drinks reception in the Sheldonian and marvel at the Theatre’s spectacular ceiling.

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Drinks at the Sheldonian, the University’s ceremonial hall

Why not enjoy a drinks reception in the historic Sheldonian Theatre, the official ceremonial hall of Oxford University? Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and with Robert Streater’s original painted canvas ceiling’ the Theatre provides a stunning back drop. We can provide drinks receptions for 50 to 250 guests and offer a choice of drinks packages and bespoke choices to suit all budgets.

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A private tour of Britain’s oldest museum

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology. Founded in 1683, it is the oldest public museum in Britain. Their world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

Treat your guests to a private tour of their temporary exhibition or a ‘highlights’ tour of their famous and rare pieces. Finish the evening off with a drinks reception or dinner in the famous Randolph Sculpture Gallery.

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Try your hand at Punting

Who could visit Oxford without trying their hand at punting? Punting is boating where the punter usually propels the boat by pushing against the river bed with a pole. And who can predict whether your guests will be capable of propelling the boat or will end up in the river?! If that sounds too challenging, many punt stations hire out chauffeurs so your guests can sit back, chat and enjoy the river view.

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"A wonderful and memorable experience, the tour guide delivered a perfect combination of wit and knowledge."

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