The Conference will again take place in the world famous Oxford Union.
The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. This very location has hosted debates and speakers stretching back to 1823, at a time when the free exchange of ideas was a notion foreign to the restrictive University authorities.
Steeped in history, Oxford Union became the place for students to discuss political topics whilst at Oxford. W.E. Gladstone, later to become one of the greatest British Prime Ministers, was one of the leading figures of the Union's early years and was President of the Union in 1830. Many others followed him into the world of politics and the Union can boast dozens of former members who, after being an active Union member, have gone on to become both nationally and internationally prominent figures.
For more information, take a look at the Oxford Union website here: https://www.oxford-union.org
Accommodation at New College
The perfect host to the Joint Planning Law Conference, New College is one of the largest Oxford colleges near the centre of town. The front quadrangle, dining hall, chapel and cloisters were built within a few years of the College's foundation in 1379. This was the first time that an entire scheme had been built in this way, and it formed a model for later colleges. Over the centuries, some reconstruction and much new building work has taken place but it still remains picturesque.
Two nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in the classic single study rooms is included in the delegate fee.
The facilities in each room include:
- Free Internet access (Ethernet)
- Access to tea and coffee making facilities
- Towels, linen and welcome toiletries
- Most rooms now have ensuite facilties – so early booking advised.
Dinners – New College Dining Hall
There are two formal, black-tie dinners which include a superb range of food and wines, all of which are included in the delegate fee. These take place in the beautiful Dining Hall at New College.
We guarantee two fantastic, friendly evenings with no formal seating plan. It’s a great chance to network with other professionals in the planning field. Don’t worry if it’s your first time, there are plenty of JPLC 'new faces’' as well as returning 'old timers'...
To start the festivities off, pre-dinner receptions will be held in Cloisters on Friday evening and in the Gardens of New College beside the Mound (weather permitting) on Saturday evening.
If you still have some energy left after your first full conference day and dinner, there will also be a disco on Saturday evening in the new bar area at New College.