66 St Giles

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** Covid-19 update - access routes into and around the building may be different to those described on this page. Please contact the department directly to check current arrangements. **

There is level access into the building. The entrance door is powered. There is lift access to all floors. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on all floors. There are induction loops at reception, in the main lecture room and one of the seminar rooms. 

This table contains summary information about the building

On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes - St Giles
Other nearby parking Pay and display
Main entrance Level; Intercom; Powered door
Alternative entrance N/A
Wheelchair accessible toilets 5
Lift Yes - to all floors
Hearing support systems Yes - loop in reception, main lecture room, first floor seminar room
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There is no departmental parking. There is public Blue Badge parking as well as standard pay and display spaces on St Giles. Please click on the link below to view a map of Blue Badge parking in central Oxford.

 

The main entrance is level access and has powered doors. There is swipe card access located on the right hand side as you approach the first set of doors. To open the second set, press the second push button in the lobby in between.  The doors also work manually for those that don’t need the assistance.

 

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There is a reception desk (all low counter height) located to the right hand side as you enter the full height lobby area.

There’s a counter loop on the reception desk.

 

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Accessible toilets

There are 5 accessible toilets within the building.  The closest to the main entrance is located on the ground floor adjacent to the stairs and lift at the rear of the building.  In the basement (take the lift at the rear of the building) there is another accessible toilet (to the right as you exit the lift) and there is also a separate accessible shower room that also contains an accessible toilet.

Additional accessible toilets can be found on level 2 and 3 as you enter through the departmental door- it is the room immediately on your right.

 

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There is a lift that services all floors located at the rear of the building on the left hand side.  It has raised buttons but it isn’t a speaking lift.

 

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There is a main staircase located at the rear of the building; there is a continuous hand rail on both the right and left hand side and contrast nosing.  There are additional original Victorian stair cases located in the existing buildings though these have been modified to include continuous handrails on both the right and left hand sides and have contrast nosing.

 

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There is a real mix of doors within this building due to the existing buildings being incorporated into the newer one. All of the newer doors have large visual panels and are held open where possible to create an open atmosphere. 

 

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There is a lecture theatre located on the left hand side of the large full height lobby on the ground floor. There is some stadium style seating at the rear of the room, there is also more flexible seating in the front zone. There is a hearing loop in the lecture theatre.

 

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There are 2 seminar rooms in the basement, and a larger board room style one is located on the first floor.

The outreach room is sometimes as a seminar space too.

All have flexible furniture. 

 

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There is a common room/kitchen located on the ground floor on the right hand side of the lobby area.  There is a door at either end of the common room/kitchen and although the kitchen can be accessed via the common room too.  There is a mix of tables and chairs and sofas with low tables.

 

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There is an exhibition space located on the ground floor.  Once entering the building keep right and pass via the reception counter keep flowing the corridor to the right, here you will find the exhibition space.  Depending on when you visit, there may be an exhibition or it may be for a seminar as this space is multi use.  The staff set up the room with disability access in mind and it is level access. 

 

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There are induction loops in the main ground floor lecture room, and the first floor seminar room.   There are no systems in the basement seminar rooms.  There’s a counter loop on the reception desk.

Accessible Computers

There is a small cluster located on the first floor open study areas.  There is sufficient room to get under the desks for wheelchair users.

 

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Contact details


Faculty of Classics
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LU

reception@classics.ox.ac.uk
01865 288 388

 

Access enquiries


Ms Kate MacDonald
kate.macdonald@classics.ox.ac.uk
01865 610 235

Contact the Access Guide


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