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Event FAQs



The Oxford Union is located in central Oxford. Our address is Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB. We are a comfortable ten minute walk from the Oxford train station. The two nearest car parks (Worcester Street and Gloucester Green) are approximately five minutes away. The entrance is on St Michael’s Street. Taxis and ride shares can drop guests off in front of the Union. ///traps.showed.exact

 

Please visit our room hire page. There you can see photos, read a description of each room, and learn each room’s capacity and amenities. You may also check availability, get quotes, and make a booking. We have 360° tours of many of the rooms.

 

Yes, there is disabled access to the Debating Chamber, Goodman Library, and Members’ Bar. Please check the wheelchair ramp box when making your booking (no charge).

 

Yes. Tea, coffee, and biscuits may be added to your room hire. Current prices are displayed when making a reservation. Guests may also purchase drinks directly from the members’ bar when it is open.

 

The Debating Chamber is our largest space. Measuring 69 feet 8 inches long and 40 feet wide, up to 360 people may be seated on its famous benches.

 

Technical specifications are listed on each room’s description page. If you need a specification not listed, please email events@oxford-union.org.

 

All of our rooms have WiFi on which virtual meetings are regularly held. Our television room has a 50 inch Samsung plasma TV with HDMI, USB, and A/V inputs. We do NOT have a meeting control panel, meeting camera, or interactive smart board.

 

No, but the nearest car parks are approximately five minutes away. They are the Worcester Street and Gloucester Green car parks.

 

The Union is licensed until 10.30pm on Sunday, midnight on Monday – Wednesday and until 2am on Thursday – Saturday.

 

The main entry to the Union is from St Michael’s Street where there is a small loading bay outside Mallams Auctioneers. The observation period for loading and unloading vans on the double yellow lines is 20 minutes and 5 minutes for cars.

From 10am – 6.30pm, Cornmarket Street is pedestrianised; articulated lorries cannot access it during those hours but transit vans can turn round and exit via New Inn Hall Street.

It may be possible by special arrangement to extend loading and unloading times by contacting NSL Services on 0845 337 1138.

The Oxford Union Society will not pay parking or other traffic fines.

 

We are currently not licensed for ceremonies.

 

You may include wine from the Union's cellars with your booking. See the reservation pages for details. If you prefer to bring your own wine, then corkage is allowed with prior arrangement. Corkage fees will apply.

 

Please email events@oxford-union.org to ask other questions or discuss hosting a bespoke event.

 

We welcome your suggestions. Please email suggestions to events@oxford-union.org

Contact details

Frewin Court
Oxford, OX1 3JB

enquiries@oxford-union.org

+44 (0)1865 241353

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