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Introduction Facilities Rooms Booking


Designed by award-winning architect Sir Norman Foster, Manor Road Building offers an impressive modern backdrop for conferences and events. Our facilities are available throughout July, August, September, April, and in early January, in line with University vacations. Located just a short walk from the centre of Oxford, on the bank of a tributary of the River Cherwell, Manor Road Building has friendly staff to welcome your delegates.



With a tiered Lecture Theatre for 120 people, and an array of boardrooms and lecture style rooms, we can accommodate small groups of 10, up to larger-scale events for over 100 participants. Technical support is on hand throughout the day to ensure the smooth running of your event. Our in-house caterers can offer a working lunch, buffet or wine reception for your delegates while they relax on the sofas in our common room. There is limited car parking available.

Teaching Aids

Common Room

Disabled Access




Graduate Studies Room (Library)

IT Room

Lecture Theatre

Seminar Room A

Seminar Room B

Seminar Room C

Seminar Room D

Seminar Room E

Seminar Room F

Seminar Room G

Video Conference Room



Room Hire Info Room Booking Policy

For further details of room hire at Manor Road Building, or to arrange a preliminary visit to view our venue, please contact our conference manager Emily on +44 (0) 1865 281160, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manor Road Building, University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

The adjacent University College of St Catherine’s can sometimes offer accommodation over night.