£ 430.00 + VAT

Bookings until 03 April 2020

Summit four-day access

AM and PM breaks


Welcome receptions

Walking tours

Delegate satchel

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Tech for Good: Future of Learning

April 05, 2020
£ 70.00 + VAT

Bookings until 03 April 2020

Pre- Conference Workshop
one-day access
AM and PM breaks

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Awards Dinner

April 06, 2020
£ 70.00 + VAT

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World Literacy Summit
Awards Dinner

3 course seated dinner
inclusive of food
and beverage

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Student Pass

April 06, 2020
£ 70.00 + VAT

Bookings until 03 April 2020

one-day access
Opening Ceremony
Exhibitors Hall
World Literacy Awards
Panel and Discussion Plenary
AM and PM breaks

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Early Bird and Regular includes:
– Entry to all summit sessions (April 6-7)
– Morning and afternoon tea and lunch (April 6-7)
– Entry into the Exhibition Area (April 6-7)
– Attendance at the;
* Welcome Reception and Walking Tours (April 5)
* The Albert Schweitzer Lecture (April 4)
– Delegate satchel
Tickets for the Pre Conference Workshop and World Literacy Summit Awards Dinner are not included in the above registration fees and incur an additional fee of GBP 70 per person/per event.


Travel – the registration fee DOES NOT include travel and accommodation expenses. Delegates and presenters are required to reserve and settle their own travel and accommodation reservations.

Visa – if you require a letter of invitation for the summit for your visa, please contact

Enquiries: Contact the World Literacy Summit via email

Travelling to the United Kingdom

The UK and London has an extensive transport network of trains, bus, airports, roads and several ports to arrive into the UK by ferry.

By Road For groups of delegates coming from across the UK and mainland Europe, making arrangements for group travel by car, minibus or coach can be a more cost effective and environmentally  friendly option.

Key international UK ferry ports include: Felixstowe, Harwich, Folkestone, Dover and Southampton. Ferry fares vary greatly according to the season, time of travel and duration of stay so make sure you do your research before you book.

Eurotunnel transports vehicles connecting Calais, in France, to Folkestone, in England.

By Train Eurostar railway service connects London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Rotterdam.

London has an extensive network of mainland trains that arrive in from across the UK from ferry ports, airports and other UK destinations such as Oxford!

By Air London has six international airports, two of which are  are accessible from the venue on public transport – London Heathrow (LHR) and London Luton(LTN).


When making your own arrangements for accommodation in Oxford, you will find multiple options for you to choose from, ideally something as close as possible to the Sheldonian Theatre in Broad St. Oxford.

For the overall experience of Oxford, Oxford University will release special rooms for delegates two months before the event, so if you can wait, you can make your booking via the link we will provide at a later stage.

There are numerous places to stay in oxford and we have listed a few hotels and colleges that are suitable for your stay.

Mercure Eastgate Town House

Drive: 1 min - Walk: 1 min
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Old Bank

Drive: 1 min - Walk: 3 min
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Bath Place

Drive: 7 min - Walk: 6 min
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MacDonald Randolph Hotel

Drive: 9 min - Walk: 11 min
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Costwold Lodge Hotel

Drive: 8 min - Walk: 22 min
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Drive: 14 min - Walk: 11 min
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Ethos Hotel & Caffè

Drive: 15 min - Walk: 17 min
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To stay in College Campus accommodation, click below.
B&B Book on-line


There are numerous places to stay in oxford and we have listed a few hotels and colleges that are suitable for your stay.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford
A traditional College dating back to 1517 situated on a quiet street in the centre of the City.

Oriel College, Oxford
The College is conveniently situated on Oxford’s High Street. It is the fifth oldest Oxford College and the oldest Royal foundation in Oxford.

Exeter College, Oxford
Exeter College is situated on a quiet, historic street close to all amenities

Lincoln College, Oxford
Enjoy a real Oxford experience in the heart of the city.

The Queen’s College, Oxford
The Queen’s College offers comfortable en suite bedrooms in the heart of beautiful Oxford, with full cooked breakfast served in the historic grand Hall.

Cohen Quadrangle (Exeter College),Oxford
In 2017, Exeter College opened its modernistic new facility, set just a short walk from the centre of Oxford & its railway station.

New College, Oxford
In the heart of the city, New College is one of the largest and most architecturally striking colleges set within and around the medieval City Wall.

Pembroke College, Oxford
A friendly College with beautiful gardens and architecture dating from the 15th century, conveniently located in the centre of Oxford.

Wolfson College, Oxford
Wolfson College offers excellent single/ensuite accommodation in a riverside setting, providing rural tranquillity only a few minutes from Oxford city centre.

Liddell Building (Christ Church), Oxford
Stay in comfortable self-catering flats situated in a quiet location in East Oxford.

Merifield Annex, Oxford
Modern accommodation complex of student apartments in a quiet setting close to the bustling area of Summertown and in easy reach of the Oxford City Centre.

St Edmund Hall Guest House, Oxford
St Edmund Hall Guest House provides perfect accommodation for a stay in the world-famous City of Dreaming Spires.

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Lady Margaret Hall, founded in 1878, is located in acres of tranquil gardens on the north side of the University.

Somerville College, Oxford
Affordable Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a central Oxford College.

Mansfield College, Oxford
Mansfield College dates from 1886 and is situated in central Oxford, providing comfortable accommodation close to all amenities.

Magdalen College, Oxford
Founded in 1458, Magdalen College offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Oxford.

Keble College, Oxford
Comfortable student study bedrooms, located around stunning tranquil Quads in Grade 1 listed buildings.

St Anne’s College, Oxford
Clean comfortable accommodation in this 20th century Oxford College close to the city centre.

117 St Aldates Building (Christ Church), Oxford
Stay in newly refurbished, comfortable ensuite rooms in the heart of Oxford, close to all amenities as well as to excellent transport links.

St Benet’s Hall, Oxford
St Benet’s Hall, founded in 1897 and part of the University of Oxford, offers a small number of B&B rooms in the heart of the city.

Egrove Park (Said Business School), Oxford
Oxford University Grade II listed residential centre with executive, ensuite bedrooms. Situated in 37 acres of rural parkland with ample free car parking

Brasenose College, Oxford
Brasenose College is situated in the heart of Oxford opposite the iconic Radcliffe Camera and close to restaurants, shops & museums.

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Wycliffe Hall is a small college in the North Oxford conservation area, just 15 minutes on foot from the centre of Oxford and all major attractions.

Jesus College, Oxford
Jesus College offers affordable B&B, serviced by their friendly staff, in Oxford City centre. And it’s with easy access to Coach/Bus/Railway links.

St Hugh’s College, Oxford
A trailblazer in providing access to Oxford University, this Victorian college offers space, tranquillity and on-site parking (subject to availability).

EPA Centre (Lincoln College Annex) , Oxford
Enjoy modern, ensuite accommodation located in the heart of Oxford

Trinity College, Oxford
A centrally located college, founded 1555. Offering student study bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

Herbert Close (Jesus College), Oxford
A quiet student village located at Herbert Close in Cowley, on top of Cumberland Road, offering self-catering accommodation consisting of 4 bed flats.

St Antony’s College, Oxford
Dating from the 19th century, St Antony’s is set in north Oxford, only 10 minutes from the city centre and all major attractions.

St Catherine’s College, Oxford
Modern study bedrooms set in tranquil College grounds amidst iconic, modernist architecture.

Worcester College, Oxford
Worcester College offers clean and comfortable student accommodation in the heart of the city, and near to the coach and train station.

H B Allen Centre (Keble College), Oxford
Designed by the award-winning architect the late Rick Mather, the H B Allen Centre provides double ensuite bedrooms in the heart of Oxford.

Merton College, Oxford
Merton College is one of the oldest Colleges in Oxford, dating back to 1264 is situated close to the heart of town.

Christ Church, Oxford
Stay in newly refurbished, comfortable ensuite rooms in the heart of Oxford, close to all amenities as well as to excellent transport links.

University College, Oxford
The oldest and one of the biggest of the thirty-six colleges of Oxford University, situated on the High St.

The William R Miller Building (St Edmund Hall), Oxford
Centrally located within 10 minutes walk to Oxford University and the City Centre. All rooms are En-Suite with a mixture of single, twin and double rooms.

St Stephen’s House, Oxford
Small, comfortable, peaceful, traditional college in former monastery of The Cowley Fathers. Located a short walk from central Oxford.


London has six international airports, with London Heathrow or alternative known as Heathrow Airport (LHR) being the most major of them all. This airport caters for international and domestic flights and is 46 miles/23 km from the centre of Oxford.

London Luton Airport (LTN) also has international and domestic flights from London, United Kingdom and is 64 mile/103 km from Oxford, United Kingdom.

Find your counties airlines that fly to London Heathrow (LHR) and book your flights through service platforms such as,,,, and others.



By Coach /Bus

From London airports

From London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day.

From London Stansted airport, take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford. Alternatively, there is a National Express 757 coach service.

There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube. The central coach station in Oxford is at Gloucester Green in the city centre. Please use Google Maps to find your way from the station to the part of the University you are visiting.

By Train

Trains run from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading.

Direct services run from London Paddington (serving Oxford station) and London Marylebone (serving Oxford and Oxford Parkway stations). Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading.

Oxford Railway Station is a 5-10-minute walk from the centre of Oxford. Please use Google Maps to find your way from the station to the part of the University you are visiting. Alternatively taxi ranks are at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles’ in the city centre. A list of taxi companies can be found on Oxfordshire’s Visitor Information Centre website.

Tip: Download CityMapper app onto your phone before you arrive to help you navigate getting to Oxford.

By Car 

From London, M40, follow the signs for M40 West/Oxford.  Remain on the M40 until Junction 8, keep left, (signposted Oxford A40) on the M40 slip road on to the A40. Use the Thornhill Park & Ride service – see postcode below.

From Birmingham, M40, leave the M40 at Junction 9, (signposted Oxford A34). Follow A34 southbound until the Botley interchange. Use the Seacourt Park & Ride Service − see postcode below.

Oxford City Centre Car Parking

Car parking in the city centre is limited and there is no parking at Oxford University.  We recommended you use one of the four Park & Ride services surrounding the city − click this Google link for locations

Seacourt and Thornhill Park & Ride buses stop opposite the school. Pear Tree and Redbridge Park & Ride buses stop on George Street. Park & Ride postcodes for Sat Nav: Seacourt: OX2 0HP Thornhill: OX3 8DP Pear Tree:  OX2 8BF Redbridge:  OX1 4XP


Visa Information for the United Kingdom

Disclaimer: Individuals attending WLS are responsible for ensuring they have all the information needed pertaining to their circumstances for travel and applicable to their nationality or country of residence and that the information submitted for the visa application and any transit visas needed to the best of their knowledge, accurate and reliable at the time of submission.

WLS provides the below information as a form of guidance only.

Please contact if you have any questions or need further assistance.

We strongly advise delegates to find out if you need a visa to enter the UK as early as possible, and should a visa be required, to apply as soon as possible, as the process can take up to 20 working days.  Please use this link to check if you need a visa –

How and where do I apply for my UK visa?

Go to

Select your country of nationality;

Follow the instructions on how and where to apply for your visa.

What is required to apply for a visa to the UK?

You must apply and pay online for the visa using the link at

You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre (VAC – see below) as part of your application. The application will not be submitted until that process has been completed. You will be able to book an appointment to provide your biometric information at the end of the online application.

Find details of your nearest visa application centre using this link

In those countries where there is no visa application centre, you may find a Temporary Enrolment Location is available on given days or you may need to travel to a nearby country where a visa application centre is available.  Should you live in a country where no visa application centre is available you should take account of additional timescales for biometric submission when considering when to apply.

In support of your application, you should gather evidence of your circumstances, employment, ability to meet the costs of the trip and the arrangements in the UK. More details can be found via this link to the guide to supporting documents

If you have already registered for WLS 2020, we would strongly recommend that you include a copy of the registration confirmation letter together with WLS invitation letter to these documents.

How do I obtain my visa invitation letter?

Visa invitation letters will be managed and processed through the Word Literacy Summit, please request your letter of invitation via


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