C.S. Lewis Summer Institute

The Self & the Search for Meaning

Full Conference : July 28-August 8

Week 1 (Oxford) : July 28-August 2

Week 2 (Cambridge): August 3-8



Conference Accomodations

Although registrants are free to choose their own lodging, much of the fun and fellowship of Oxbridge 2008 consists of staying “in college.” Conferees who stay on campus benefit from the sense of community that arises from living together, sharing meals, and being near the popular after hours gathering place, the "Bag End" Cafe. Those staying in college will have many opportunties to "extend the conversation" and become acquainted with other conferees from many different walks of life.


Keble College

keble college

Oxford Headquarters for Oxbridge 2008. All in-college rooms in Oxford will be provided at Keble, also home to our Bag End Café. Founded in the 1870’s, Keble College offers rooms with architecture ranging in style from Victorian Gothic to contemporary. The college’s beautiful chapel contains the original “The Light of the World” painting by William Holman Hunt, depicting Jesus standing at the door of the heart. Keble is a 15-minute walk to the primary plenary venue and is 5 minutes from the Eagle and Child, the favored pub of the Inklings. Conferees will enjoy scheduled breakfast and dinner times each day in Keble’s exquisite dining hall.

You will not find the 'traditional' cold and cramped student accommodation at Keble College. The College is both comfortable and well equipped.

Telephones and internet connections, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries and towels come as standard. There are no mini bars or color TVs, just the opportunity to relax in idyllic surroundings, including the nearby University Parks.

The College also has bedrooms specially adapted for disabled guests.

keble room


Robinson College

Robinson College

Cambridge Headquarters for Oxbridge 2008. The majority of our rooms in Cambridge will be provided at Robinson, also the site of our Bag End Café.  A modern college, opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1981, Robinson is a pleasant 15-minute walk to Great St. Mary’s, our primary venue in the historic heart of Cambridge city centre.  Conferees will enjoy scheduled breakfast and dinner at Robinson College each day.

All rooms are centrally heated and have radio alarm clocks. Bath and hand towels are provided as well as a complimentary vanity pack. Many bedrooms have private balconies.

All bedrooms have internet access via an ethernet network.

Some rooms are located on virtually the ground floor (up three steps) and most bedrooms and other areas of the College are accessible by lift. There are a limited number of rooms which are suitable for delegates with access needs. Those with wheelchairs should be ideally accompanied by a companion.

Robinson Room


Clare College

Clare College

Clare College, founded in 1326, is the second oldest of the Cambridge colleges. It offers beautiful gardens and a campus which spans the River Cam. The rooms that Oxbridge conferees will occupy will be located in the newer part of the College, which is a pleasant 15-minute walk to the primary venue at Great St. Mary’s. Conferees will enjoy scheduled breakfast and dinner at Clare College each day.

Typical accommodation includes a sitting room, adjoining bedroom and an en-suite shower room. A considerable number of rooms have views overlooking the College grounds.

All rooms are provided with tea/coffee making facilities, telephones, towels and toiletries.

Clare Room


Alternative Accomodations

Although registrants are free to choose their own lodging, much of the fun and fellowship of Oxbridge 2008 consists of staying “in college.”  However, we realize that some will prefer alternative housing.  Toward that end, we have compiled a list of several Hotels and Bed & Breakfast accommodations located near our conference locations in Oxford and Cambridge.  Please keep in mind that the C.S. Lewis Foundation is not directly affiliated with any of these properties nor makes any recommendation regarding them.

Download the list here





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