The Campus


The Oxford Symposium is held at St. Catherine’s College. Opened in 1962, St. Catz is Oxford’s only Modernist College. Danish architect Arne Jacobsen designed its core buildings and their fittings, which are considered modern masterpieces and are protected by a Grade I architectural listing. The College lies close to the city centre, only a 10-15 minute walk from the Bodleian Library.


St Catz offers a large number of ensuite rooms, which are conveniently located in close proximity to our dining and lecture rooms. These are student rooms equipped with single beds and no air-conditioning. Symposiasts may book these for extra nights before and after the Symposium at the ‘Bed & Breakfast’ rate listed on the registration form. A limited number of twin-bedded rooms are available for couples, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact us if you have questions regarding these. Symposiasts may also opt to find accommodation outside the College, which may offer the possibility of greater comfort. We are, however, unable to assist with outside bookings.