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How to get to the Oxford office

The Oxford office of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is in Park End Street, just a few minutes walk from Oxford station


1st Floor, Park Central
40/41 Park End Street
Oxford OX1 1JD

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By train

Trains run hourly from London's Paddington Station to Oxford. The journey time is approximately an hour and the fare varies depending on the time of day.

Park Central is about 5 minutes walk from Oxford railway station. On exiting the station cross the footbridge at the top of the slope by the station cycle racks, and after descending on the far side cross the narrow Becket Street onto Park End Street. Go straight ahead and cross at the traffic lights at Hollybush Row. Continue straight ahead for approximately 100 metres, and the entrance to Park Central is on your right. Ring the doorbell to gain entry.

By coach

The bus station for coaches to and from London  is just a few minutes walk from Park End Street.

Coaches from London to Oxford run every few minutes during the day. The journey takes a minimum of 75 minutes but it is advisable to allow plenty of time, due to traffic congestion. There are two coach companies:

  • the Oxford Tube, calls at Watlington (on the M40), Hillingdon, Shepherd's Bush, Notting Hill and Marble Arch, terminating close to London's Victoria Coach Station
  • the Oxford Express - X90 calls at Shepherd's Bush and Marble Arch and terminates at London Victoria Coach Station.

By road

Approaching from the north, leave the M40 motorway at junction 9 (Oxford/Bicester) and follow the A34 westward around the city. Leave the A34 at the A420 (Swindon) junction and follow the signs to the town centre along the Botley Road. Parking in the centre is costly and the traffic is often very heavy. You may find it easier to follow the signs to the Park-&-Ride (Seacourt), park and take one of the buses which run about every ten minutes.

From the south and west you will also join the A34 ring road, leave it at the A420 junction and follow the route described above.

Approaching from the east, leave the M40 at junction 8 and either leave your car at the Park-&-Ride (Thornhill) and take a bus into the city or follow the A40 north around the city turning left into the Banbury Road (signed to Summertown) and follow signs to the city centre.

Parking in Oxford

Parking is expensive - expect to pay £15.00+ per day. Parking is available at Worcester Street car park. Access is from Park End Street. Parking is also available in Gloucester Place car park, off Beaumont Street and is sometimes available at the Randolph Hotel, in Beaumont Street. All are within five minutes walk of Park Central.


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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

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    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

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    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
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    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

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    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

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    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?