Oxford celebrates over $253M in conference investments over five years

Over $253 million has been invested in Oxford’s conferencing facilities over the past five years, figures released by Conference Oxford today revealed.

It was also announced that a further $74 million in new developments will be opening in the coming years.

Included among the recent developments is an $119-million refurbishment of the newly named Weston Library at the Bodleian. Renovation work began in 2011 and the building was officially opened in March of this year. The Weston Library now includes a 2,801-square-foot hall for dining or drinks, a lecture theater seating 117 and a rooftop terrace with of the city – all of which can be hired for conferences and events.

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Over $74 million worth of developments across the city have also been announced to continue to improve Oxford’s offerings over the coming years.

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