Introduction to Oxford and the Mathematical Institute

Oxford - Travel, Accommodation, Entertainment Information

Cycle racks outside Maths InstituteTravel to the Mathematical Institute: More information can be found here.




Maths Building and ChapelAccommodation is not provided, and students will have to arrange their accommodation for when they visit Oxford. Your college may be able to provide accommodation, particularly outside of the main University term time. Rewley House, also the location of the Department for Continuing Education, has a Residential Centre and is situated in a quiet square only a five-minute walk from the Mathematical Institute and ten minutes from the city centre and central bus and train stations (map). The Residential Centre has 33 single study bedrooms with televisions, en-suite bathrooms and high-speed internet access. There is access for disabled visitors, 24-hour individual access, a receptionist on duty from 8.00am until 11.30pm and a resident night porter for emergencies. This is a popular and relatively inexpensive option and early application is essential. Rooms in the Residential Centre are allocated on a first-come basis, and can only be booked out to delegates registered on a Continuing Education course. If you would like to check availability please email the Residential Centre, stating the course on which you have registered, or call them on +44 (0)1865 270362.

Another university option is Oxford University Club (map), which offers online booking. Students have also stayed at the Cotswold Lodge Hotel (map).  Other hotels and B&Bs can be found on the Visit Oxford website.


Maths Common RoomFood, drink and entertainment: The What's on in Oxford website has details of the cultural (theatre, cinema, art, music) and not so cultural (shopping) aspects of Oxford life, as well as information about restaurants, bars and pubs.  A more comprehensive pub guide can be found here.



Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building

Lecture TheatreVenue for lectures

Following the Mathematical Institute's move to the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in September 2013, most of the courses/modules will be held in L5 in the new Mathematical Institute building, the easiest ways to which are via gates 5 or 7 on Woodstock Road.

When you are in Oxford you are welcome to use the computers and desks in the Mathematical Finance Study Room, which is shared with the full-time MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance students.

You can find more information about the Andrew Wiles Building, the department's history and facilities available here.

Libraries and Electronic Resources

Maths Building Accessibility