Summer School Venue

Venue and Accommodation

Our Summer School is recognised internationally as a unique event in the astrological calendar, attracting students and tutors from around the world.

The programme caters for a range of levels, from relative beginners through to students and practitioners at advanced or professional level. With our world-class team of experienced guest tutors providing an exciting and dynamic programme of study, Summer School offers you a chance to work in depth with astrology, developing knowledge of new subjects and techniques, and deepening your understanding of existing ones. The Faculty will do its very best to make you feel welcome and at home. Our conference team ensures the smooth running of the School, leaving you free to sit back and enjoy astrology, the community atmosphere and the beauty of Exeter College.

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Our Venue - Exeter College, Oxford

Exeter is one of Oxford's oldest colleges, founded in 1314 and located at the heart of the city. It is also one of the most attractive, with its early 15th century Palmer Tower, its neo-Gothic chapel and Jacobean dining hall.

Within its walls are peaceful gardens ideal for quiet contemplation and the main quadrangle is one of the most beautiful in Oxford. In the Chapel our delegates can contemplate, pray or just enjoy a place of calm and beauty. Traditionally we organise a Thursday evening piano concert in this sacred space.

Many famous people have studied at Exeter, including JRR Tolkien and the pre-Raphaelite artists William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, some of whose original work is on display in the college. Philip Pullman, author of the magical trilogy, His Dark Materials, was also an undergraduate here, basing his fictitious Jordan College on Exeter.

The Faculty of Astrological Studies is an organisation that contracts with Exeter College, Oxford for the use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with the University of Oxford.


Both standard and en-suite accommodation is available. There is also a choice of staying either in the old college (standard, single en-suite or twin en-suite) or in the new Cohen Quad (single en-suite only) about 10 minutes’ walk from the old college. Delegates in standard rooms share a bathroom, with a maximum of four rooms to each bathroom. A twin en-suite has two small bedrooms and a communal study/lounge area, with a bathroom shared between the two occupants. A single en-suite is a bedroom with a private bathroom. Exeter is an undergraduate college and the accommodation is therefore simple but comfortable. If you do not wish to stay in college or in the new Cohen Quad (10 minute walk) see map below, Oxford has many hotels and guest houses to choose from.

Catering and Meals

There is a generous choice of hot and cold options at breakfast and lunch, and dinner is a served two course meal. A half-board option is available for delegates who prefer to book just for breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner. A bed and breakfast option (accommodation and breakfast only) is also available. Vegetarian or vegan meal options are available if booked in advance. Tea and coffee are served in the morning and afternoon breaks, and tea and coffee-making facilities are available in all bedrooms. There is a Gala Dinner on Thursday evening. The cost of this is included in the price if you book either the full-board or the half-board (breakfast + dinner) option. For any other booking option (residential or non-residential) the cost of the Gala Dinner is not included, but you can add this to your order as a separate item.