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Conferences & Events

We welcome enquiries about hosting your conference or event here at Jesus College Oxford.

Jesus College was founded in 1571 under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, making it the only Elizabethan college within the University of Oxford. Many of the College’s buildings, including the beautiful elizabethan Dining Hall and Principal’s Lodgings, are still used for their original purpose today. We are located in the heart of historic Oxford, close to major transport hubs, shops and restaurants, and the city’s museums and parks.

The College has a wide range of meeting rooms and conference spaces for day or residential conferences, residential summer schools, special dinners, symposia or networking events. We also have facilities for group residential accommodation (subject to availability).

You can view our main College and Ship Street conference facilities, check availability and book, on the Conference Oxford website here.

To explore the College, watch our video tour here. 

For more information on booking spaces in the Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub, or to discuss your specific requirements, please do get in touch by emailing us or call +44 (0)1865 279730 to chat with one of the team.

The historic College

In the College’s historic buildings on Turl Street, we offer a range of elegant meeting rooms of different sizes. The Dining Hall is available for bespoke dining experiences. All our meeting rooms have wireless internet connection, and catering and equipment provision can be tailored to your event.


The TE Lawrence Room seats up to 10.



The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub is the most recent addition to our Conference & Events facilities. Located on Market Street, adjacent to the main College, it offers flexible conference space for up to 200 delegates across three floors, and includes two meeting or breakout rooms, and a large lower ground floor event space. The Hub’s Buchanan Tower Room is available for drinks receptions and fine dining.



Looking down an oak panelled room towards a large glass window, with six perspex framed images of birds on right hand wall

The Buchanan Tower Room


“I’ve used the Ship Street Centre conference facilities several times now for leadership and management courses for my global management team. The services, facilities and welcome we have always received from the excellent staff has been second-to-none.”

 Ben Hughes (1974, Modern Languages)

Former Global Commercial Director & Deputy CEO, Financial Times

The Ship Street Centre

Our Ship Street Centre has an attractive reception area suitable for drinks receptions and networking events, a Lecture Theatre seating 100, and two smaller meeting rooms. All spaces have wireless internet connection, and catering and equipment provision can be tailored to your event.

The Lecture Theatre is fully-accessible and has AV provision, a dedicated PC, and fixed projector with capability of linking personal devices.



“We have used the Ship Street Centre for a number of workshops and lectures. It’s a great place to meet, centrally located and with good facilities and attentive staff.”

Judy Niner

Foundation of Law. Justice and Society