Getting there by train

From Heathrow: Heathrow > London Paddington > Oxford (1 change)

Visit website (tickets and timetables)

Cost: £20 - £30 approx.

Travel Time: 105min approx.


From London: London Paddington > Oxford (no changes)

Visit website (tickets and timetables)

Cost: £9 - £25 approx.

Travel Time: 75min approx.


Once the train reaches Oxford station, it is approximately an 11 minute walk to the Macdonald Randolph Hotel and a 10 minute walk to the Malmaison Hotel, or a short taxi ride to each.


Getting there by bus

From Heathrow: Heathrow > Oxford (no changes)

Visit website (tickets and timetables)

Cost: £23

Travel Time: 80 – 90mins approx.


Once the bus reaches Oxford – Gloucester Green, it is approximately a four minute walk to the Macdonald Randolph Hotel and a six minute walk to the Malmaison Hotel, or a very short taxi ride to each.



Unfortunately there is no parking on site. However, there are a couple of parking options below:


Park and Ride

There are a number of Park and Ride stations throughout Oxford. For full parking information please visit website.


Car Park

There are a few car parks in Oxford, however, this can be an expensive option. For full parking information please visit website.


Pay and Display

For short visits, there are park and display areas next to the venue on Parks Road and Mansfield Road. Please see costs and times below.


On Parks Road, the hours and charges are as follows:

Monday to Sunday 8am-6.30pm

£1 up to 30 mins
£2.50 up to 1 hour
£4 up to 2 hours

Evenings from 6.30pm

£2.50 for evenings

On Mansfield Road, the hours and charges are as follows:

Monday to Saturday 8am-6.30pm

£1 up to 30 mins
£2.50 up to 1 hour
£4 up to 2 hours

Evenings from 6.30pm

£2.50 for evenings

Discount conference rates have been negotiated at the following hotels, which are both within walking distance of the conference venue. Additional details including rates and room inclusions will be provided with your registration confirmation.

The Study at Yale

1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511

New Haven Hotel

229 George St, New Haven, CT 06510



Oxford is a walking city. All of the venues chosen for this event are walking distance from each other and allow delegates to soak up the atmosphere of Oxford.


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Malmaison to Bodleian Library

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MacDonald Randolph Hotel to Bodleian Library

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Malmaison to Rhodes House

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MacDonald Randolph Hotel to Rhodes House

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Malmaison to Magdalen College

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MacDonald Randolph Hotel to Magdalen College

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Conexus Financial

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Conexus Financial boasts an unparalleled understanding of the markets, companies and individuals touched by its products. Extensive editorial contacts and experience, coupled with a comprehensive events management capability, position Conexus uniquely among its competitors. Its events are staged both globally and domestically, and its publications are read by key decision-makers around the globe.

Through knowledge, insights and connections, Conexus Financial is a catalyst for a more informed world.



WhiteAmanda White
Director of institutional content
E: amanda.[email protected]
M: +61 417 462 837



ChatzElenaGS150Elena Chatz
Conference operations manager
E: [email protected]
M: +61 401 323 843
M: +44 7903 787151



Scallan-Sean-GSSean Scallan
Business Development Manager
E: [email protected]
M: +61 422 843 155



Tate_Colin_NewColin Tate
Chief executive
E: [email protected]
M: +61 412 641 099


Conference program

Conference operations

Conference sponsorship

Bodleian Library

Broad Street

Oxford’s libraries are among the most celebrated in the world, not only for their incomparable collections of books and manuscripts, but also for their buildings, some of which have remained in continuous use since the Middle Ages. Among them the Bodleian, the chief among the University’s libraries, has a special place.

First opened to scholars in 1602, it incorporates an earlier library erected by the University in the fifteenth century to house books donated by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester. Since 1602 it has expanded, slowly at first but with increasing momentum over the past 150 years, to keep pace with the ever-growing accumulation of books and papers, but the core of the old buildings has remained intact.

The combined collections of the Libraries group number more than 11 million printed items, in addition to 80,000 e-journals and vast quantities of materials in many other formats.

Sunday April 19, 2015 - Welcome cocktail function from 5.30-7.30pm



Milner Hall, Rhodes House

South Parks Road


Rhodes House is a hidden delight, right in the heart of Oxford. Fashioned after a Cotswold mansion with colonial influences, Rhodes House has been the gathering place for Rhodes Scholars and their distinguished guests for nearly 100 years.

The Rhodes Scholarships support outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in 1903 the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world. Cecil Rhodes's vision in founding the scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to fight 'the world's fight' and to 'esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim', and to promote international understanding and peace

Prestigious alumni include students who achieved fame in leadership, science and sport such as Edwin Hubble, Howard Florey, Bill Clinton, Bob Hawke, Naomi Wolf and Bill Bradley, to name but a few.

Monday April 19
Registration and arrival tea/coffee is from 7:45 am
Conference commences at 8:45am
Conference closes at 5:00pm

Tuesday April 20
Arrival tea/coffee from 7:45am
Conference commences at 8:30am
Conference closes at 5:00pm


Medieval Hall, Magdalen College

United Kingdom

Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, and Lord Chancellor. He wanted a College on the grandest scale, and his foundation was the largest in Oxford, with 40 Fellows, 30 scholars (known at Magdalen as Demies), and a large choir for his Chapel. Waynflete lived to a great age, dying in 1486, by which time Magdalen was equipped with a large income, splendid buildings, and a set of statutes.

Magdalen quickly became one of Oxford’s most prominent Colleges. Kings and Princes visited it, including Edward IV, Richard III and James I. It soon produced alumni who achieved great things in later life, including Thomas Wolsey, Fellow there in the 1490s, and Henry VIII’s chief minister for two decades. Other famous Magdalen graduates include writers Oscar Wilde, CS Lewis and Allan Hollinghurst and politicians including George Osborne and John Turner, former prime minister of Canada. Magdalen has produced nine Nobel Laureates.

Visit website for further detail on the history of the college.

Monday April 20, 2015 - Conference dinner



Tour of University of Oxford
Meet at 3.20pm outside the MacDonald Randolph Hotel Oxford
The corner of Beaumont Street and St Giles, at the front entrance to the hotel

Onsite contact for the tour

Elena Chatz
Conference operations manager
[email protected]
+61 401 323 843

 Sunday April 19, 2015 from 3.30pm – 5.30pm


University of Oxford

As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

There are over 22,000 students at Oxford, including 11,703 undergraduates and 10,173 graduate students.

Academic staff come from almost 100 different countries and territories, and students from more than 140.

Gifted men and women have studied or taught at the University throughout its history. Among them are 26 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders, 50 Nobel Prize winners, and 120 Olympic medal winners

Visit website for more information.


Speaking the language

Don’t know your sub-fusc from your viva? Check out Oxford’s glossary and all will become clear



Complimentary Wifi is available at Rhodes House for the duration of the conference, login details as follows

Network: Rhodes-Guest
Password: Rhodesw1f1!