Location and travel

  • The vibrant mix of culture, heritage and innovation makes Oxford and the surrounding area a special place to work and live. World-renowned architecture, from classic to futuristic, including our very own RIBA award-winning John Henry Brookes Building, are all part of the mix. If the peace and beauty of the countryside is what you crave, you are never too far away. You’ll see deer in the woodland on the Harcourt Campus and kites soaring over the playing fields of Wheatley.

    Location and travel

    With such a cultural richness it’s hard to be bored in Oxford. The many museums, theatres, parks, shops, restaurants and pubs make this vibrant and cosmopolitan city great for play and for work.

    Located just over 50 miles from London and 60 miles from Birmingham, and have excellent transport links via road, rail and express coach.

    Sustainable travel

    We encourage staff to use public transport as it is more sustainable, healthier and often cheaper than using a car.

    Oxford as a city has an educational culture and long-standing reputation for excellence in education. Oxford Brookes’ location, heritage and culture is truly shown on a daily basis and seen as soon as you walk into the buildings. Oxford’s location is a benefit to all staff.

    Lindsay Williams – Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business

    To make cycling more accessible to staff we provide:

    • a cycle to work scheme to help with the cost of buying a bike
    • a regular bike maintenance service
    • showers on all our campuses
    • a community emailing list dedicated to cyclists

    For public transport users we offer:

    • interest-free travel to work loans
    • Brookes Bus for easy travel between all Brookes campuses and the city centre
    • fare reductions on certain Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach routes
    • discounts on X90 Oxford to London coach service