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Registration will take place between 8:30 and 9:00 am in the foyer of the Bernard Sunley Building of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, OX1 3UJ (map attached). We ask that all delegates aim to arrive as early as possible, as welcome remarks will begin at 9:00 am sharp.

Between sessions, volunteers will be around to guide you to your next session. Volunteers will be identifiable by their Connected Life shirts and name badges. Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day.


If you are presenting on a panel or art exhibition, please find your session in the online programme, and plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to the listed start time in order to allow for set-up. The set-up possibilities for artists will be communicated in a separate email.

If you are presenting on a panel, please aim for your presentation to be around 10 to 15 minutes (followed by Q&A) and feel free to use slides. Moderators will also arrive early and should be able to assist you with any queries or special requests.

Hard copies of the event programme will be provided along with the delegate packs during registration. An extended conference programme containing bios and abstracts will be circulated by email immediately prior to the start of the conference.


Though not mandatory, we highly encourage everyone to wear face coverings on the day and take an LFT before attending the conference. 


In case of an emergency, you can dial 71700 from any internal phone to reach the Lodge (01865 271700 from a mobile if you have a signal). They can assist or radio/telephone/fetch relevant staff as required if you can’t see a member of operations staff to hand or in an emergency.

The majority of our staff are also trained first aiders. You can reach out to our Crisis Team Leader/First Aider/Accessibility Rep Isabelle Malcolm on +44 07916 268251.



(Ms.) Isabelle Malcolm  +44 07916268251

General Contact

(Ms.) Diyi Liu +44 07871959258

Artist Contact

(Mr.) Charlie Smith  +44 7904921490



There are two designated parking spaces on site which are reached from Manor Road. AS you enter the College the parking is on your left. The designated spaces are at the far end of the car park on the right. There is a wheelchair sign on the ground at the back of the spaces.
Anyone needing to use the designated parking needs to contact the Porters Lodge prior to their arrival to request parking.


There is an accessible toilet at the Bernard Sunley Building.

Platform lift

Bernard Sunley Building: This platform lift runs from the ground to the first floor. The platform is 80 cm wide and 100 cm deep. The lift has continuous pressure controls.


Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

The building entrance door is powered and opens to 102 cm. The push button is 94 cm from the floor. The double doors to the lecture theatre are on a light closer and will stay open. Each door opens to 86 cm. There is room to accommodate a wheelchair at the front of the lecture theatre.
There is a portable ramp available to allow wheelchair users to access the stage. The gradient of this ramp is 1:5. There are seats on the front row of the lecture theatre which can be accessed without using stairs.

Seminar Room A

This room is on the ground floor. The access control for the door is between 107 cm – 117 cm from the floor. There is no carpet in this room and plenty of space to manoeuvre a wheelchair.

Seminar Room B

This room is on the ground floor. The access control for the door is between 114 cm – 124 cm from the floor. The carpet has a medium pile. There is space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre in this room.

Seminar Room C

This room is reached by using stairs or the platform lift. The access control for the door is between 114 cm and 124 cm. The carpet has a medium pile and there is space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre in this room.

Shaw Room

This room is reached using stairs or the platform lift. The access control for the door is between 113 cm and 125 cm from the floor. The carpet has a medium pile and there is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room.

Dining Hall

The main door to the Dining Hall opens to 100 cm. The door is on a heavy closer. The underside of the tables is 67 cm from the floor. The underside of the High Table is 64 cm from the floor. The High Table is on a platform which is 16 cm high. There is a portable ramp for the platform which has a gradient of 1:9. There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair.


For more information please kindly check the accessibility guide of St Catherine’s College.


  • Rail services: Trains run at least once an hour between Oxford and London, and twice an hour during peak times. Oxford is also on the main cross-country routes.
  • Coach/bus: There are frequent buses, 24 hours a day, between London (Victoria Bus Station) and Oxford, run by the Oxford Bus Company and the Oxford Tube. There are also direct and regular services to Oxford from Heathrow and Gatwick airports operated by the Oxford Bus Company. Coach services from other parts of the country are available with National Express and other providers.
  • On foot: St Catherine’s is on the edge of the City Centre and we recommend that visitors arriving at the bus or train station take a taxi to the College, especially if they are bringing luggage. Walking from the City Centre to St Catherine’s will take between 15 and 20 minutes or from the train station around 25-30 minutes.
  • By bike: Catz has ample parking for bicycles and the bike shed is a listed building. Cycling is probably the best way to get around central Oxford.
  • By car: St Catz is situated at the end of Manor Road. The postcode for a Sat Nav OX1 3UJ. We recommend that people driving to Oxford use the Park and Ride service. There is limited parking available, usually reserved for disabled guests, which must be booked in advance.


Please note that there is no onsite parking reserved for the Connected Life 2022 Conference.