What is a Letter of Invitation?

A Letter of Invitation is an official document which confirms a registration payment and extends an official invitation to the paid registrant to attend and participate in the upcoming conference. It provides you with an official reason to come to the UK. It might be one of the documents required for the visa application if you are from a country that does not have a visa exemption agreement with the UK.

How can I receive my Letter of invitation?

If you require a visa letter/letter of invitation for the Summit, please contact and we will issue you one as soon as possible.

What documents do I need to apply for a UK visa?

If you are from a country that does not have a visa agreement with the UK, please consult your local British embassy or consulate for details, as requirements may vary for each country. It is likely that you will need a Letter of Invitation.

Can the World Literacy Summit assist me with the visa process?

The World Literacy Summit is NOT authorised to assist with the visa process. We can only provide you with a Letter of Invitation.

All questions/concerns regarding the status of your visa should be directed to the British immigration authorities or British Embassy in your home country.


Accommodation and travel expenses are not included in the registration fee. Delegates are required to make and pay for their own travel and accommodation reservations.

You can book your accommodation through booking services platforms such as booking.comExpedia.comKayak, and others. Ideally, have your accommodation close to Sheldonian Theatre in Broad St. Oxford.

Alternatively, Oxford University will release special rooms for delegates only TWO months before the event, you can make your booking via the link we will provide you with.


Find the airlines that fly to London from the main countries (Canada, Unites States, Australia, Spain, Chile, South Africa, etc)


From London airports

From London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day. You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading.

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.


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.


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.


There are taxi ranks 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.



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