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A central Oxford venue for large conferences

Offering 10 meeting rooms and 260 bedrooms right in the middle of Oxford, Balliol is an excellent place to hold educational or business conferences.

Guests enjoy being in the historic College buildings, some dating from the 15th century, and relaxing in the green and leafy Garden Quadrangle; at the same time they find here all the up-to-date conveniences they need. Our experienced and flexible staff are dedicated to ensuring that you have the event you want and making it a success.

The College facilities are available throughout the year for one-day or multi-day conferences. For conferences that require overnight accommodation, the College is available during the University vacations: see details of conference accommodation here.

Conference guests have meals in our 19th-century Hall, which seats 226: read more about eating in Hall.

We have a range of lecture and seminar rooms on the Broad Street site and at the modern Jowett Walk Buildings nearby. All meeting rooms can be equipped with a data projector, flipcharts and screens.

Broad Street meeting rooms

Meeting rooms, layout style and capacity are shown below:

Balliol College Old Common Room image

Old Common Room (OCR) Dining Room and Ante-room

Theatre 30

Boardroom 20

Massey Room showing layout of table and chairs

Massey Room

Theatre 24

Classroom 12

Boardroom 18

Bajpai Room with table and chairs

Bajpai Room

Boardroom 8

Russell Room, with central table and chairs around it, and booklined walls

Russell Room

Boardroom 22

Gillis Lecture Theatre

Theatre/classroom 60

Junior Common Room, showing tables, chairs and sofas in different colours arranged informally

Junior Common Room

Large breakout room 150

Jowett Walk meeting rooms

Meeting rooms, layout styles and room capacity are shown below:

Pilch Studio showing stage with stacked chairs on either side

Michael Pilch Studio

Theatre 60

Boardroom 20

Balliol College von Trott room

Von Trott Room

Theatre 20

Boardroom 12

Balliol College Lin Room

Lin Room

Theatre 15

Classroom 10

Boardroom 12

Balliol College Wolfson Room

Wolfson Room

Theatre 40

Classroom 22

Boardroom 20

Pavilion interior, with chairs set out for a conferences


Theatre 60

Boardroom 40

Further information

We’re thrilled to offer you the chance to explore Balliol with Jacqui as your guide! She’s more than happy to chat with you about your requirements, answer any questions you may have and show you the spaces. Don’t hesitate to contact us via email or telephone — we’d love to hear from you!