Wadham College

Founded over 400 years ago, Wadham has always had a reputation as a liberal and progressive community.  In the 1650s, it was the focus of experimental science in Europe with Fellows such as Hooke and Boyle, who created the Royal Society.

We are honoured to be the guests of a College with a culture that reflects the forward looking topic of our conference. 

Our conference dinner will be in the splendid, ornate Dining Hall and we will use the Holywell Music Room, the oldest concert hall in Europe, for more interactive discussion sessions. 


We have a number of single student bedrooms with shared facilities available at Wadham for delegates to book as part of your registration for the nights of the 21st and 22nd March*. If you require any accommodation either side of these dates, please contact the event managers on +44 (0)1608 659900 to check availability and rates. 

For Twin En-suite rooms and further details of accommodation at Wadham, click  here.

For alternative accommodation in Oxford please click here.

*minimum 2 night stay applies. 

Getting Here

Located in the historic heart of Oxford, Wadham College is a 15 minute walk from Oxford Railway Station, and ten minutes from Gloucester Green Bus station.

If you are coming by car, please use city Park and Ride facilities as parking is notoriously difficult in the city centre. Please note that there is NO parking available at Wadham College. For more information please click here.

For disabled parking information please click here.

Find details of bus, train and road routes here.


You can get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London and from Gatwick via Reading.

From London Heathrow & Gatwick Airports you can also take The Airline Coach Service, which runs 24 hours a day.

Oxford Restaurants

Oxford has a huge selection of places to eat at all prices and for all tastes, with George Street and Little Clarendon Street having every chain restaurant you can imagine.

The following are a selection of good Oxford restaurants we would recommend.

With the Oxford Literary Festival running at the same time as the Ketamine Conference we would strongly suggest booking in advance.

Oli's Thai - Small and informal café, serving the best Thai food in Oxfod – booking essential

38 Magdalen Road Oxford OX4 1RB 01865 79022

Quod - Popular and busy brasserie on the High Street

92 - 94 High Street, OX1 4BJ 01865 202505

The Cherwell Boathouse - Great location on the river, serving very good modern British food

Bardwell Road OX2 6ST 01865 552746

Branca - Spacious Italian in the heart of Jericho. Good food and a great atmosphere

111 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AJ 01865 556111

Brasserie Blanc - The original Raymond Blanc city-centre brasserie

71-72 Walton St - OX2 6AG 01865 510999

Sojo - Arguably the best Chinese in Oxford 

6-9 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW 01865 202888

Al Shami - A great Lebanese restaurant and something of an Oxford institution

25 Walton Crescent, Oxford, OX1 2JG 01865 310066

City Information

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