Enquiries about any aspect of Undergraduate Admission or Open Days should email or telephone the department and ask for the Academic Administrator.

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We are located in the University Science Area on South Parks Road, between the Dyson Perrins Laboratory and Inorganic Chemistry.


Plan your journey here: Travel Direct

Oxford is easily accessible by road and rail and is just an hour’s travel from London’s Heathrow Airport.

By car: The M40 Motorway passes close to Oxford. Use junctions 8 (from the South or East) or 9 (from the North). Use the A34 when approaching from the South and to connect from the M4 Motorway. Parking is hard to find in Oxford so it would be wise to use the Park and Ride services (Links to Oxford City Council, National Park and Ride Directory) service. Visitor parking at the department is by arrangement only. Please contact Reception, as detailed below.

By Coach from London: Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). Use the Oxford Espress or the Oxford Tube services. Both services start from London Victoria and stop in the same places in Oxford.

By Coach from the Airports: There are frequent bus services from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports. Use The Airline service or National Express from Heathrow and Gatwick. Stanstead is served by National Express.

By Coach from Cambridge: Stagecoach X5 provides a convenient Oxford-Cambridge bus link.

By Rail: Oxford is very well served by the rail network with direct services from places such as London, Southampton, Bristol, Bath, Manchester, and Birmingham. If arriving by rail you may wish to consult the online Railway Timetable and Planner.


There are a number of Hotels and Guest Houses within easy walking distance of the Department. Contact Tourist Information or see Oxford City for more details. Academic visitors may wish to use the University Club, situated close to the Department, on Mansfield Road, or stay in College accommodation via the University Rooms website. Alumni visiting Oxford may be able to access deals with their Alumni Card, via the Oxford Online website. Other nearby accommodation includes:

Please note, this list is illustrative, not exhaustive, nor does it constitute a particular endorsement of any listed site.