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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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    16 March 2021 - 23 March 2021

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    16 March 2021

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    This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.

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