Contact us

Postal address
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
51/53 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6PE

Telephone
Student enquiries: +44 (0)1865 274670
General enquiries: +44 (0)1865 274671

How to find us

Train

Direct trains run between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes). Oxford is also well connected to other mainline routes in the UK.

National Rail enquiries

+44 (0)8457 484950

Coach

From airports

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by a good coach service, which operates a direct frequent service, night and day.

The Airline

+44 (0)1865 785400

Stansted can also be reached by coach but please note that the connections to Oxford are infrequent and it can take up to three hours to get from the airport to Oxford. For information contact National Express (+44 (0)8705 808080)

From London

Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). The Oxford Express X90 service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon.(+44 (0)1865 785410). The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon.

The Oxford Tube

+44 (0)1865 772250

For information on coaches from other major cities contact National Express (+44 (0)8705 808080). All coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station.

On Foot

ISCA is on the Banbury Road, which is one of the two main roads leading from the City Centre northwards. Since it is some way from the rail and bus stations, we do recommend that visitors take a taxi, especially if you have heavy luggage. However, for those who are keen to walk the following directions apply:

From the Train Station

Turn left as you leave the station area. The Royal Oxford Hotel is directly in front of you; keep left of it and walk along Hythe Bridge Street. At the end walk straight (crossing at pedestrian lights) into George Street. Go past the first left, this is the coach station…

From the Coach Station

Turn left out of the coach station on to George Street. At the end of George Street Debenhams Store is on the left. Turn left into Magdalen Street and walk northwards towards (you will pass the Ashmolean museum on your left) continue until you see the road fork. You will need the right fork – this is Banbury Road, continue up this road (passing one road on the left – Bevington Road) ISCA is just past on left.

Taxi

Taxi ranks are located at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles' in the city centre.

Radio Taxis
+44 (0)1865 249743
+44 (0)1865 242424

ABC Taxis
+44 (0)1865 770077

Car

From M4

  1. Leave M4 at junction 13 signposted Newbury, Oxford A34
  2. Join the A34, heading north, signposted Oxford
  3. Leave A34 at "Peartree interchange" signposted Oxford North, Kidlington
  4. Follow signs to Oxford, Summertown, London A40.
  5. You will shortly arrive at a roundabout on the A40 with a BP fuel station; this is City Motors Roundabout
  6. Join the A40 going to London (2nd exit) and at next roundabout turn right into the Banbury Road, signposted Oxford Centre, Summertown.

From M40 travelling south

  1. Leave the M40 at Junction 9, signposted Oxford A34
  2. Join the A34 heading south and travel 8 miles
  3. Leave at the "Peartree interchange" signposted Oxford North, Kidlington
  4. Follow signs to Oxford, Summertown, London A40 passing the Park and Ride
  5. You will shortly arrive at a roundabout on the A40 with a BP fuel station; this is City Motors Roundabout
  6. Join the A40 going to London (2nd exit) and at next roundabout turn right into the Banbury Road, signposted Oxford Centre, Summertown.

From M40 travelling North

  1. Leave the M40 motorway at Junction 8 signposted Oxford A40.
  2. Continue on A40 for 2. 5 miles to traffic lights with Park and Ride on your left. Go straight on.
  3. After another half a mile you will come to the Green Road roundabout, take the third exit, marked A40 Cheltenham. You are now on the ring road north of Oxford.
  4. After 3 miles you get to the Banbury Road roundabout. Turn left into Banbury Road - signposted Oxford Centre, Summertown.

All routes once in Summertown

  1. Continue through Summertown, heading south for approx 2 miles
  2. You will pass a conservatory-style building on the right called Gee's
  3. ISCA is further up on the right, Number 51.

Parking

There is no parking at 51 Banbury Road.

51/53 Banbury Road

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