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 just south of the city centre, only a 10­15 minute walk from the Bodleian Library. Details and pictures can be found on the college website: pages/buildings_and_gardens.htm


St Catz offers a large number of comfortable, en­suite rooms, which are conveniently located in close proximity to our dining and lecture rooms. 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 double­rooms are available for

Couples, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees may also opt to find accommodation outside the College. We are, however, unable to assist with outside bookings.


Online registration uses PayPal. The system accepts payment through all major credit cards for those without PayPal accounts. Should you prefer to pay by cheque, please print and send the attached registration form with your payment. US­dollar cheques will be accepted at the exchange rate quoted on the date of posting. We recommend, however that those coming from abroad lock in

the best rate of exchange using the online system. Refunds, less a processing fee of £50.00, will be given until 24 May 2013.

Since places are allotted on a first-come, first- serve basis, please register as early as possible, particularly if you intend to present a paper.


Fees are always kept as low as possible. There has not been any increase in fees for the 2016 Symposium. A range of options, including whether or not to stay in College and attendance at the Friday and Saturday night dinners will be found on the registration form. If you have questions, please contact our Registrar, Priscilla White, at

Student Rates

Registered students are entitled to attend the Symposium at a significantly reduced rate. Students may now register online but will be required to furnish the Registrar with proof of full­ time enrolment.