Venue & Other Information

Please wear your name badge at all times 


The conference venue

St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ, telephone +44 (0)1865 271 700.

Porters' Lodge – reception and registration

The Porters' Lodge acts as the College reception, and there is a Porter on duty 24 hours a day. Please contact the Lodge if you have any questions during your stay. Registration for the CSAE conference will open at 8.30am on Sunday 18th March, and the registration desk will be staffed throughout the conference.


  • Check-in: after 2pm on your arrival date
  • Check-out: before 10am on your departure date ie before the first conference session of the day. Luggage may be left in the luggage room in the Lodge after you have checked out.
  • LATE CHECKOUT FEE If you do not hand your key back by 10am you wil be charged a late fee, and an additional night's accommodation fee if your room is not vacated in time for it to be ready for the next guest

Conference meals 

If you have accommodation at the college, your breakfast will be served in the Dining Hall from 7.45am to 8.30am on the days of the conference, and from 8.00am to 9.00am on other days.

Lunches and dinners will be served in the Dining Hall as scheduled in the conference programme.

Internet access

Wireless registration and passwords are available in the Porters' Lodge. You will need one login password per device. Oxford University members should use Eduroam (see If you require wired access please see the conference organisers. 


There are no public payphones on the College campus. The Porters are able to provide delegates with telephones and phone cards to use in bedrooms for a small fee. There is a free phone in the Porters' Lodge which can be used for arranging taxis.

Medical facilities

The College Medical Officer can be reached through the Porters' Lodge. There is a first aid box in the Porters' Lodge. 


The Junior Common Room and bar are available to delegates as a social area during the conference. Bar sales are on a cash basis.