Magdalen College

The venue for the 2018 UKEMS conference is Magdalen College. Founded in 1458 by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, and Lord Chancellor, the College opened with 40 Fellows, 30 scholars and a large choir for the Chapel. Magdalen quickly became one of Oxford’s most prominent Colleges, and today boasts ‘An unbroken tradition of learning since 1458.’

Two of the College’s most famous Fellows in recent times have been the English author and theologian C. S. Lewis and the historian A. J. P. Taylor. Women first came to the College in 1979 and Nine Nobel Prize winners have been Fellows or students there.


The auditorium at Magdalen College was built in 1995 and is a dedicated lecture theatre for up to 160 delegates. Our main sessions will take place here. Our exhibitors will be positioned in the foyer outside.


Breakfast and lunches will be served in the bar terrace with the formal conference meal taking place in the oak panelled dining hall. Mid morning and mid afternoon coffee breaks will be served in the foyer of the auditorium. Special diets can be catered for – please indicate if you require a specific diet when you book your registration pass.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner takes place on the evening of Tuesday 4th September in the dining hall of the college. Attendance is included in your conference pass and is booked during registration.


Accommodation at Magdalen College can be booked during the registration process. Rooms are single study bedrooms and include breakfast. Bedding, linen and towels are provided and rooms are equipped with a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.Accommodation is both within the college walls and just across the street. All are within 5 minutes walk of the auditorium. Room options are:

• Grove, ensuite rooms: £85.00/night
• Longwall ensuite rooms: £75.00/ night
• College rooms with shared facilities: £65.00/night

If you want to arrange accommodation independently, visit