Oxford University

2012 International Meeting on
Molecular Biology of Hepatitis B Viruses

September 22-25, 2012

Location: University of Oxford
Christ Church & Examination Schools
Oxford, England


University of Oxford

 Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and lays claim to nine centuries of continuous existence. As an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research, Oxford attracts students and scholars from across the globe, with almost a quarter of our students from overseas. More than 130 nationalities are represented among a student population of over 18,000.

Oxford is a collegiate university, with 39 self-governing colleges related to the University in a type of federal system. There are also seven Permanent Private Halls, founded by different Christian denominations. Thirty colleges and all halls admit students for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Seven other colleges are for graduates only; one has Fellows only, and one specializes in part-time and continuing education.

Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You'll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the main rail and coach stations.

Oxford's museums and collections are world renowned. They provide an important resource for scholars around the world, and welcome visits from members of the public. More than a million people visit the University’s museums and collections every year.

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Christ Church

Christ Church is both Oxford University's largest College and the Cathedral Church for the Anglican Diocese of Oxford. Visitors are welcomed throughout the year to enjoy Christ Church's beauty and fascinating history.

Christ Church was originally founded by Cardinal Wolsey as Cardinal's College in 1524. The college buildings took over the site of St. Frideswide's Monastery, which was suppressed by Wolsey to fund his college

The monastery dated back to the earliest days of Oxford as a settlement in the 9th Century AD. When Wolsey fell from power in 1529 the College became property of King Henry VIII. Henry re-founded the College in 1546 and appointed the old monastery church as cathedral of the new diocese of Oxford. The new institution of cathedral and university college was named Aedes Christi, which is rendered in English as Christ Church. It is due to its ecclesiastical function that Christ Church's principal, the Dean, is always a clergyman.

Harry Potter

Follow the footsteps of the world's favorite wizard through Oxford's most spectacular College. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot in various locations of the College and as you walk around the cloisters and quadrangles it is easy to see why.
This continues Christ Church's long association with children's literature - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were inspired and written here by Lewis Carroll. If you enjoyed the film or the books, come and soak in the atmosphere of a real Hogwarts.

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Examination Schools

 exam schoolThe University of Oxford Examination Schools is an exquisite Victorian Grade II listed building located on the High Street in the heart of the medieval city of Oxford. It is Oxford’s largest city centre conference venue.

The historic Oxford University Examination Schools was designed and built by Thomas Jackson as the University examination centre between 1876 and 1881. The building stands on a part of the site of the Angel Inn, which is reputed to have been the first Inn in England. Each year thousands of undergraduates sit their exams in this historical Grade II listed building, which is commonly known as the “Schools” in traditional sub-fusc (black and white attire which is an Oxford tradition that is still rigidly enforced).

The Examination Schools was considered by many to be Jackson’s masterpiece, bringing him from obscurity to prominence in architecture. Jackson put into this building the things he deeply believed about architecture: that the architect was essentially an artist; that he should be the creator and designer of everything in his building; that the decorative arts were an essential part of an architectural design.

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View a map of Oxford which shows the location of the Exam Schools in relation to Christ Church College.


Coordinated by the Hepatitis B Foundation

**Scientists with disabilities will be fully accommodated and are encouraged to register.