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Important Note: New Booking Arrangement for Accomodation


In previous years, accommodation has been booked by Mrs Frost on behalf of Oxford Conference Management. At the last conference, however, many delegates found it cheaper to book their rooms through websites (chiefly University Rooms), and it has therefore been decided that Oxford Conference Management will no longer take on this task. This measure will help to keep the costs for delegates as low as possible. Anyone wishing to stay in one of the Patristics’ listed colleges you need to
       1.  Go to the individual colleges website and book your accomodation:

           a. Brasenose :

           b. Christ Church:

           c. Keble College:

           d. St Catherines:

           In all cases the Promotional code is: PATRISTICS2024 (capitals and no spaces)

       2.     a.      Go to the University Rooms Oxford website (University Rooms), and then
               b.      Insert the dates you require – remembering it is 2024
               c.       Click the Promotion Code button
               d.      Insert our promotion code which is: PATRISTICS2024 (with no spaces)
               e.      The list of colleges and the prices will then be shown
               f.        Select which college and type of accommodation required
               g.       Then payment details will appear – for you to complete personally
              Cancellations should be made via University Rooms (not through the Conference Secretariat)


There are 30 other colleges to be considered – many of which can be found via Alternative accommodation, such as hotels or guest houses, and can be booked either direct with the venue, or via the Oxford Tourist Board;;Trivago; and Expedia.

The colleges themselves to not accept individual bookings from delegates. 
Christ Church


Christ Church was originally founded by Cardinal Wolsey as Cardinal College in 1524. The college buildings took over the site of St. Frideswide's Monastery, which was suppressed by Wolsey to fund his college

The monastery dated back to the earliest days of Oxford as a settlement in the 9th Century AD. When Wolsey fell from power in 1529 the College became the property of King Henry VIII. Henry re-founded the College in 1546 and appointed the old monastery church as cathedral of the new diocese of Oxford. The new institution of cathedral and university college was named Aedes Christi, which is rendered in English as Christ Church. It is due to its ecclesiastical function that Christ Church's principal, the Dean, is always a clergyman.

Sitting right in the heart of Oxford but bounded by its Meadow and the Rivers Cherwell and Isis, Christ Church is architecturally stunning. The Cathedral is a Romanesque gem and is entered from Tom Quad (the largest in Oxford and Wolsey’s work). Christopher Wren’s Tom Tower is the college’s most famous feature and an Oxford landmark. Striking additions in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries complete what is not simply a panorama but a place for living and working.

St Catherine's College


St Catherine's College was founded by the distinguished historian Alan Bullock, who went on to become the first Master of the College, and later Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University.

The College traces its descent from the Delegacy of Non-Collegiate Students, founded in 1868 to offer university education at Oxford without the costs of college membership. Nonetheless, the social role of a college was re-established by the Delegacy's students, meeting as St Catherine's Club, which was named after its meeting place in a hall on Catte Street.

The college opened in 1962 to male students. St Catherine's admitted women from 1974, becoming one of the first five co-educational non-graduate colleges in the university (Nuffield College, a graduate college, was the first in 1937).

The College is situated towards the east of Oxford, on the banks of the Cherwell river. Its striking buildings in glass and concrete by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen marry modern materials with a traditional layout around a quadrangle.

Keble College


Keble College is one of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 425 undergraduate and 246 graduate students. It was the wish of our founders in 1870 to extend access to the University more widely, and the College has a continuing commitment to inclusiveness.


The College prides itself on the academic achievements of its students, and aims to offer a supportive environment in which learning can flourish.

Keble is a vibrant community whose students excel not only academically, but also in music, drama, and sport. We pride ourselves on our traditions, but we are forward looking, as shown by our exciting plans for enhancing graduate provision at the College’s H B Allen Centre within a few minutes walk from the main College site.


Brasenose College


Brasenose College, originally Brazen Nose College (in full: The King's Hall and College of Brasenose, often referred to by the abbreviation BNC), is another of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1509, with the College library and current chapel added in in the mid-seventeenth century. The College's New Quadrangle was completed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with additional residence areas completed in the 1960s and 1970s.

Brasenose is home to one of the oldest boat clubs in the world, Brasenose College Boat Club.

Brasenose faces the west side of Radcliffe Square opposite the Radcliffe Camera in the centre of Oxford. The north side is defined by Brasenose Lane, while the south side reaches the High Street. To the west is Lincoln College. At its south-east end, the college is separated from the University Church by St Mary's Passage. The main entrance of the College can be found on Radcliffe Square.

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