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THE VENUE

Lady Margaret Hall or LMH as it is widely know, opened its doors in 1875, the first college to accept female students, and has an impressive list of alumni including scientists, philanthropists, artists, poets, historians, prime ministers, social reformers and explorers. Historian Antonia Fraser studied here, as did authors Diana Athill and Marina Warner, politician Benazir Bhutto and two senior members of the current UK cabinet. Current students include campaigner and writer Malala Yousafa. You can read more about the college and its history here.

 

LMH is the leafiest of Oxford University’s Colleges. Set apart from
the city centre, it has extensive gardens running do down to the Cherwell River with its own on-site boating house, tennis courts
and croquet lawns.

ACCOMODATION

Students are housed in the rooms that Oxford college students use during term time. They are individual rooms that are simple, clean and furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. Rooms are cleaned daily, with bedsheets and towels changed every three days. Students will only ever stay on floors with people of the same sex with whom they will share bathrooms and small kitchenettes.

 

Individual rooms help to ensure that students get a good night’s sleep and are able to keep up with the demanding pace of the course. They also provide opportunity for quiet study.

 

Students will have a fob attached to their room key that gives them access to all areas of the college that they will require (but with a timed mechanism that prevents unauthorised exits!) A porter is stationed at the entrance of the college 24/7 ensuring a safe and secure environment.

 

TEACHING AND WORKSHOP ROOMS

All lessons and workshops will take place within the college. Teaching rooms are all light, bright and spacious, and students will also make use of the LMH’s larger functions such as the historic wood-panelled Talbot Hall and the brand-new, high-spec Simpkins Lee Theatre.

GETTING HERE

For students coming to Catalyst Courses from Hong Kong, we are able to offer two different packages to simplify your travel arrangements but you are very welcome to make your own way to Lady Margaret Hall in time for the start of the course.
See below for details of how to reach us by car or train, or to find out about our travel packages. 

We can often provide other ad-hoc travel services so if you are coming from elsewhere in the world and would like help getting here,
please email info@catalyst.com 

 

Please note, all students attending Catalyst Courses will need to send us copies of their travel insurance policies.

Toy Train

BY CAR OR TRAIN

Children in School Bus

SILVER PACKAGE

By car

You will need to put the postcode OX2 6QA into your satnav. Parking is available on Norham Gardens on a pay-and-display basis but the area can be busy on drop-off and pick-up days.

 

By train

Oxford rail station is about a 30-minute walk from Lady Margaret Hall. Taxis are in plentiful supply and will cost around £5 and take approximately 10 minutes. 

  • Return flight from Hong Kong International Airport to London Heathrow (outward bound departing HK the evening before the course begins)

  • A travel chaperone from the Catalyst team (all of whom hold enhanced DBS checks)

  • Transfer direct to Lady Margaret Hall from the airport,
    and back again at the end of the course

Airplane

GOLD PACKAGE

  • Return flight from Hong Kong International Airport to London Heathrow 

  • A travel chaperone from the Catalyst team (all of whom hold enhanced DBS checks)

  • Transfer direct to Lady Margaret Hall from the airport, and back again at the end of the course

  • Full travel insurance

ACCOMODATION

Students are housed in the rooms that Oxford college students use during term time. They are individual rooms that are simple, clean and furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. Rooms are cleaned daily, with bedsheets and towels changed every three days. Students will only ever stay on floors with people of the same sex with whom they will share bathrooms and small kitchenettes.

Individual rooms help to ensure that students get a good night’s sleep and are able to keep up with the demanding pace of the course. They also provide opportunity for quiet study.

Students will have a fob attached to their room key that gives them access to all areas of the college that they will require (but with a timed mechanism that prevents unauthorised exits!) A porter is stationed at the entrance of the college 24/7 ensuring a safe and secure environment.

The Venue

Lady Margaret Hall or LMH as it is widely know, opened its doors in 1875, the first college to accept female students, and has an impressive list of alumni including scientists, philanthropists, artists, poets, historians, prime ministers, social reformers and explorers. Historian Antonia Fraser studied here, as did authors Diana Athill and Marina Warner, politician Benazir Bhutto and two senior members of the current UK cabinet. Current students include campaigner and writer Malala Yousafa. You can read more about the college and its history here.

 

LMH is the leafiest of Oxford University’s Colleges. Set apart from
the city centre, it has extensive gardens running do down to the Cherwell River with its own on-site boating house, tennis courts
and croquet lawns.