Accommodation and Facilities

The College has 380 bedrooms in its beautiful historic buildings. Wi-Fi is available in the bedrooms, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, fridges (in the rooms in te Dorothy Garrod Building) and vanity packs.   There are 81 double en suite bedrooms, included within the 380 bedrooms.The College is set in 17 acres of historic landscaped gardens and offers a peaceful retreat from the city centre.


Breakfast is available from the Iris Cafe – Monday to Friday – from 8am. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday in the Buttery.

Mail/Messages and Internet/Email

Mail for delegates is placed in pigeonholes at the Porters’ Lodge. Messages may be left for residents at the Porters’ Lodge which is open 24/7, contact 01223 335 700. There is wireless internet connection throughout the College.


Coin-operated washing machines and tumble-dryers are available in certain areas of the College.

Sports Facilities

The sports field and tennis courts are available for use. For further details please contact the Conference and Events team on 01223 335 803 or Note that equipment cannot be provided.

Medical Facilities and First Aid

Medical cover is arranged by the College with local General Practitioners – for details please contact the Porters’ Lodge. Should medical attention be needed the Porters’ Lodge staff are all qualified first aiders.

Fire & Safety Precautions

The College is fully equipped with addressable smoke and heat detection in all rooms. In the event of a fire alarm activation the buildings must be vacated immediately. More information will be provided for delegates upon arrival at the College.