OUT AND ABOUT IN OXFORD

The conference is taking place in the centre of historical Oxford and we are privileged to be immersed in such a vibrant ambience. Perhaps you will extend your stay to explore the town more fully, or perhaps you will simply enjoy a quiet stroll through the centre in the evening and a meal in one of its inviting traditional restaurants.

Sightseeing and Culture

There are many historical marvels and curious corners to discover. The Bodleian Library, standing proudly since 1602, invites you on a guided tour to unravel its centuries-old secrets. You could stroll through the Radcliffe Square, surrounded by impressive buildings, and explore the nearby Ashmolean Museum. This university museum boasts a diverse collection of art and architecture offering a journey through time.

Nature Escapes: Punting and Riverside Serenity

Oxford is surrounded by easily accessible countryside where you can enjoy the natural surroundings. The river Isis winds through town, and several boathouses offer the quintessential Oxford experience of punting along the river. Glide through serene waters, taking in the city’s beauty from a unique perspective. Oxford is also home to the oldest Botanical Garden in the UK, located next to the conference venue.

Restaurants:
Savoring Local Flavors

Oxford’s culinary scene won’t disappoint, and you’ll find everything from multicultural restaurants with delicious international cuisine to traditional meals in medieval gastropubs. If you like the spicy flavours of authentic Thai cuisine, the Chiang Mai Kitchen is recommended. Also near the conference venue, the Quod restaurant serves a fusion of British and European cuisine.

Bars and Cafés:
Where Tradition Meets
Laid-Back Vibes

As the day transforms into night, Oxford’s vibrant social scene comes alive. The city’s oldest pub is The Bear Inn which was founded in 1242. Other traditional pubs dating back to the 16th century include The Crown, which is steeped in literary history and frequented by Shakespeare. There are plenty of pleasant cafés near the conference venue serving everything from healthy snacks to traditional teas.

24th International EUROTAS Conference: CREATIVE BRIDGES

The Creative Bridges 2024 team will be sharing recommendations for sightseeing, dining and exploring Oxford closer to the date.
In the meantime, here are some local city guides: