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Cancer Epidemiology Unit

University of Oxford
Richard Doll Building
Old Road Campus
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 289600
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 289610
For the Nuffield Department of Population Health, click here


How to find us

The Richard Doll Building is situated on the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus, adjacent to the Churchill Hospital, to the east of the city centre.

Parking on campus is severely restricted and staff parking by permit only. Finding a space can be extremely difficult. Even if a parking permit has been obtained, there is no guarantee that space will be available on the day. We encourage all visitors to use alternatives to driving where possible.

Old Road Campus map available to download here.

By Car

  • If coming by car from the east, M40 Junction 8 or 8a, take the A40 then A420 to Headington Centre and follow signs for Churchill Hospital which will bring you to the Old Road Campus.
  • From the north, M40 Junction 9, take A34 then A40 Northern ring road, turning off at Marston (B4150), then B4495 towards Headington and follow signs to Churchill Hospital.
  • From the south and west, approach from the A4142 Eastern ring road and B 4495.

Visitor parking is very limited and visitor parking permits must be displayed at all times (permits obtainable from Reception only). If all parking permits are in use you will be asked to take your vehicle off site. Parking regulation signs are clearly displayed On Campus. University of Oxford Security Service patrol the car parks and will clamp vehicles found not to comply with the parking regulation requirements.

Visitors and contractors of the University must not park on hospital car parks as they are strictly for patients and visitors to the hospital; non compliance with this rule will attract a Civil Parking Notice

Disabled Parking

Parking for orange or blue badge holders is Free of charge. Disabled parking and areas for setting down and collecting are available close to entrance of the Richard Doll Building (see map).

By Bus

Travelling by bus, take the No 4 (Wood Farm) from stop G1 located on St Aldates Road, opposite Christ Church College. The bus stops just before the Warneford Hospital. From here it is a five-minute walk; see bus stop locations on the Old Road Campus map.

There is also a bus that links ORC with Harwell Science Park. The X32/ 32A (connector) departs from Oxford Parks Road, stopping in the centre and goes to Wantage, stopping at Abingdon, Culham, Sutton Courtenay, Milton Park, Didcot, Harwell, East & West Hendred, Ardington and Wantage.

For live updates and information click HERE

Park & Ride

Park and Ride services run from the Thornhill Park & Ride car park (bus route 900), one mile east of Headington on the A40, and the Water Eaton Park & Ride car park (bus route 700), which can be accessed from the A34, A40 and A4260 and is located next to the new Oxford Parkway rail station.

By Train

We are 3 miles from Oxford railway station, with its frequent trains from London (Paddington) and many other parts of the UK (Call 08457 484950 or check for further details). Allow 15 minutes by taxi from the station forecourt and 30 minutes by Bus Number 4 (4, 4A, 4B or 4C) at Frideswide Square (just outside the train station, in front of the Said Business School). Ask for Warneford Lane or Lime Walk bus stop

By Coach

The Oxford Express X90 and the Oxford Tube operate a frequent service 24 hours a day to and from central London, stopping at Headington shops area and at Gipsy Lane, about 15 minutes walk to the Old Road Campus.

By Air

Oxford is well placed for airports in London and Birmingham. London Heathrow is 90 minutes and London Gatwick is 2.5 hours to and from Oxford by bus. These services stop in Headington shops and at Gipsy Lane.

When travelling by coach from/to London or London airports, ask the driver for the ‘Headington shops’ or ‘Gypsy Lane’ stop. Then it’s a 15-minute walk to the Old Road Campus of Oxford University.

On foot from Headington shops stop: Headington Road → Lime Walk → Old Road → Old Road campus

On foot from Gypsy Lane stop (in front of Oxford Brookes University: Headington Road → Gypsy Lane → Roosevelt Drive or Old Road → Old Road campus