Venue information and attending the conference
Please wear your badge at all times for identification purposes.
The conference venue
The conference takes place at 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 0830 am 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
For most people, this will mean you have to check out before the first conference session of that day. However, your luggage may be left in the luggage room in the Lodge after you have checked out. Please note that, if you do not hand your key back by 10am, you will be charged £20. The College will also charge you for an additional night's accommodation if your room is not vacated in time for it to be ready for the next guest
Conference meals – please wear name badge for access
Breakfast for delegates staying in College is served 07.45–8.30am in the Dining Hall on the days of the conference and 8.00–9.00am on other days. Lunch and dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday will be served in the Dining Hall as scheduled in the conference programme.
Wireless access is available in all bedrooms – for a password please see the conference organisers during conference hours, or the Porters at other times. You will need one login password per device. Oxford University members should use Eduroam (see http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/want/get-started/internet ). Wired access is also available: computers should be set to automatically obtain an IP address by DHCP. Users need an Ethernet patch lead which should be plugged into any odd numbered network socket, situated in the skirting board of each bedroom. Please see the conference organisers for ethernet leads and further information.
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. The phone cards are £5 each; the deposit for the phone is £5 and payment must be by card, or in cash. There is a free phone in the Porters' Lodge which can be used for arranging taxis.
The College Medical Officer can be reached through the Porters' Lodge where there is also a first aid box.
The Junior Common Room and bar are available to delegates as a social area during the conference. Bar sales are on a cash basis.
During the conference, any messages received for participants will be held at the registration desk in the Porters' Lodge.
Room B in the Bernard Sunley Building - please note this room is not staffed all the time.
The most up-to-date conference programme will be displayed on screens in the key venues: Porters' Lodge; JCR Common Room; Bernard Sunley Building; and the Manor Road Social Sciences Building. Tea and coffee breaks will be at two key venues - the Bernard Sunley foyer and also in the JCR.
Please note that the keynote speech, and the opening and closing panel sessions will be held in the Bernard Sunley lecture theatre which has a maximum capacity of 250 delegates. There will be video links for all panel sessions into seminar rooms A and C in the Bernard Sunley building, and the Junior Common Room (JCR) lecture theatre.
Parallel sessions will be held in the seminar rooms below, and there will be guides stationed at key points if you need directions.
St Catherine's College
Bernard Sunley Building Lecture Theatre, Seminar Rooms A, C, and D
Mary Sunley Building Lecture Theatre and Seminar Room
The Junior Common Room (JCR) Lecture Theatre
Arumugam Building seminar rooms, floor 1 and floor 2
Manor Road Social Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre, first floor
Seminar Room A, first floor
Seminar Room C, second floor
Seminar Room G, third floor
Papers are available on the CSAE conference website. Hard copies will only be available at the conference if provided by the author. If you require a hard copy, please contact the author directly.
The Centre for the Study of African Economies wishes to thank the following sponsors for their generosity which has enabled us to provide funding for colleagues from Africa:
African Economic Research Consortium; Department of International Development (UK) through the iiG research programme; Journal of African Economies.