How to Get to Oxford

Oxford is about 60 miles (90 kms) northwest of London and has excellent road and national rail links. Oxford is well connected with all London transport facilities. There are direct busses and trains from the London airports and train stations (city centre).

People arriving from Heathrow or Gatwick airports by the direct coach services to Oxford (recommended), or from London by the coach services, should alight at the Queen's Lane stop in Oxford.  If you walk a little way in the direction the coach was heading, Magpie Lane and Oriel Street on the left both lead the short distance directly to the college. Tell the driver when you get on that you want Queens Lane. See link on Google Maps for walking directions: The direct coach services mentioned above are offered by The Airline, see here for fares and time tables:

Oxford is also connected very well with Birmingham Airport. There is a direct train from Birmingham Airport to Oxford with a traveling time of 1h (Cross Country Manchester Picadilly to Bournemouth).

You can find detailed information on how to get to Oxford

  • on the Oxford University website - enter here and
  • the Oxford Visitor Information Centre - enter here.


Travel Grants for US-based Scientists to attend 2013 Metabolic Pathways Analysis Conference.

The National Science Foundation has funded a limited number of $1200 air travel assistance awards for US-based scientists to attend the 2013 Metabolic Pathways Analysis conference. The National Science Foundation would like to expand the attendance of US researchers at this conference. Attending US-based scientists are encouraged to apply; graduate students, post-doctoral associates, junior faculty and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Air travel awards are restricted to US air carriers.

Application procedure:

Scientists wishing to be considered for a travel award should prepare a 1-2 page curriculum vitae and 1 page personal statement addressing 1) their interest in metabolic pathway analysis 2) their need for travel support and 3) how attending the conference will further their educational and professional goals.

Application material should be sent electronically to Dr. Ross Carlson (  Applications must be received by 15 August 2013. Awards will be selected by the 2013 MPA organizing committee and will be announced by 23 August 2013.

Awardees must show proof of conference registration before award disbursements will be made.

If you have any questions, please feel to contact Dr. Carlson via email or phone 406-994-3631.