Room Hire and Event Spaces

The Oxford University Careers Service building at 56 Banbury Road, OX2 6PA, has two recently refurbished seminar rooms as well as other spaces available to hire for any professional event you may be running, from meetings to conferences and interviews, and beyond.

The seminar rooms feature new state-of-the-art conferencing tech, so you have the option to run hybrid events. The setup allows you to successfully combine a "live" event at 56 Banbury Road with a "virtual" online component, so your participants can engage with your event no matter where they are. 

Our team can provide bespoke event services to help coordinate your venue experience and use the space efficiently.

Rooms and equipment

Centenary Room - panoramic view

Centenary Room

Centenary Room 

 NEW  Conferencing tech available

  • High-definition video displays  
  • High-definition conference pan–tilt–zoom camera
  • Modular conference microphones (mobile, so can be placed around a table for example)
  • Hearing loop (sound system for use by people with hearing aids)
  • AV Lectern
  • HDMI cable (to connect your device to)
  • Slide advancer

Capacity: 70 seated

Career Lounge - Conference room

Careers Lounge

Careers Lounge 

 NEW  Conferencing tech available

  • Voice reinforcement  
  • High-definition video displays  
  • High-definition conference pan–tilt–zoom camera
  • Modular conference microphones  (mobile, so can be placed around a table for example)
  • AV Lectern
  • HDMI cable (to connect your device to)
  • Slide advancer

Capacity: 60 seated

Garden Room - theatre style

Garden Room

Garden Room

AV Lectern, laptop, projector and screen available.

Capacity: 25 seated

Interview rooms

Two rooms available for 1:1 appointments.

Additional AV services 

We can quote for additional AV services or assistance, such as recording podcasts.

We can rebroadcast to another room within the Careers Service and live stream events to anyone across the world with an internet connection.

Room capacity and layout styles

Room name

 Theatre style

Cabaret style

Boardroom style

U-shape style

Drinks Reception / Standing

Interview style

Centenary Room

70

60

20

30

100

-

Career Lounge

60

60

24

30

100

-

Garden Room

25

15

12

15

50

-

Interview Suite

-

-

-

-

-

4

Red Room

-

15

12

15

30

-

Reception Space

-

24

-

-

100

-

Layout details

  • Theatre style: Theatre style layout is where you have rows of chairs, usually facing the front of the room where the speaker is presenting from.
  • Cabaret style: Cabaret style layout is where you have clusters of tables and chairs around the room, usually facing the front of the room where the speaker is presenting from. This style is sometimes also referred to as ‘classroom’.
  • Boardroom style: Boardroom style layout usually consists of a single table that is large enough to seat all delegates around the outside and is most suited to a smaller group where there is likely to be plenty of discussions.
  • U-shape style: U-shape layout is where tables are placed in the shape of a U, with chairs on the outside of the U. This is most suited to a smaller group where there is likely to be plenty of discussion.
  • Drinks reception / standing style: Drinks receptions usually involve guests standing up in a room with small poseur tables dotted around the room for guests to rest drinks on. We can offer either a tray drinks service where staff circulate around your guests offering them drinks, or alternatively guests can take drinks and food items from a buffet station.

Contact

For queries about room hire at 56 Banbury Road, please contact us on:

Email: bookings@careers.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 274635

Address: 56 Banbury Rd, Park Town, Oxford OX2 6PA

NOTE: Members of our Recruiters’ Group can book rooms for discounted rates.

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Contact us

For queries about room hire at the University of Oxford Careers Service, please contact us on:

 bookings@careers.ox.ac.uk

 +44 (0)1865 274635

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