A wonderful College environment in which to both relax and be stimulated
St Catherine’s, set in parkland running down to the River Cherwell, is the perfect environment in which to unwind after a hard day’s work. With iconic 1960s architecture and design and an abundance of garden areas punctuating the buildings, St Catherine’s also offers a fascinating environment in which to be inspired.
During the evenings, we invite all of our residential guests to relax or to continue their discussions in either the Junior Common Room Lounge & Bar or, weather permitting, outside in the adjoining JCR Cafe Garden (Bar and Lounge usually open from around 6.00pm).
Our beautiful gardens, purpose-designed by Arne Jacobsen, are open to all guests. They are registered with Historic England, and include many secluded seating areas plus sculptures by world-renowned artists such as Dame Barbara Hepworth.
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St Catherine’s also offers residential guests an on-site gym and squash courts (access gained via the Porter’s Lodge) and a dedicated ‘email room’ is also available to residential conference delegates.
Should you wish to go further afield, the historic centre of Oxford is just a short (10-15 minute) walk away plus there is also direct footpath access from the College into the beautiful Oxford University Parks.
For those interested in the design history and architecture of the College, further information can be found here
Conference guests with an email address linked to a participating academic institution may log straight into the shared EDUROAM WiFi service (using the standard password for that email account) – see https://www.eduroam.org/ for further information
Wireless internet access is available via ‘The Cloud’ free Wi-Fi system:
– Turn on WiFi
– Select ‘The Cloud’ from available network list
– Open browser and follow on screen instructions
– Once registered you will seamlessly connect to The Cloud WiFi without needing to re-enter username and password
NB any issues experienced must be directed to The Cloud directly and are out of the control of our College staff.
There are signs throughout the college to advise guests on WiFi access instructions.