Until 31 Jan 2020
Summit four-day access
AM and PM breaks
01 Feb 2020 – 03 Apr 2020
Summit four-day access
AM and PM breaks
06 Apr 2020
Pre- Conference Workshop
AM and PM breaks
06 Apr 2020
World Literacy Summit
3 course seated dinner
inclusive of food and beverage
Enquiries: Contact the World Literacy Summit via email email@example.com.
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).
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. https://www.heathrow.com/
London Luton Airport (LTN) also has international and domestic flights from London, United Kingdom and is 64 mile/103 km from Oxford, United Kingdom. https://www.london-luton.co.uk/
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.
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.
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. https://www.visitoxford.org/
Tip: Download CityMapper app onto your phone before you arrive to help you navigate getting to Oxford.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
How and where do I apply for my UK visa?
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 https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
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 https://www.gov.uk/find-a-visa-application-centre.
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-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 email@example.com
To view, the registration terms and condition :