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Health Economics Research Centre | Nuffield Department of Population Health | University of Oxford | Richard Doll Building | Old Road Campus | Oxford OX3 7LF | UK

t: +44(0)1865 289272 / 3


The Health Economics Research Centre is located on the University of Oxford Old Road Campus. The campus is off Old Road, Headington, about three miles east of the centre of Oxford, accessible for pedestrians direct from Old Road and for vehicles from Roosevelt Drive.

HERC is located on the first floor of the Richard Doll Building. If you have made arrangements to visit one of the researcher team please announce yourself upon arrival at the RDB reception desk. They will then contact the relevant person to come and greet you. If you have any concerns you can also contact the HERC administration team on +44 (0)1865 289272 / 289273.


Parking is available but must be booked in advance. Please inform us if you plan to visit by car. If you have a parking permit reserved, you must find a parking space, then collect the parking permit from the Richard Doll Building reception and place it in a visible location on the inside of your windscreen. When your meeting is finished, reception does appreciate the return of the parking permits for re-issue.


Buses direct to Headington Shops can be taken from Heathrow Airport (X70), London (The Oxford Tube and the Oxford Espress) and from within Oxford from the Railway Station (U1) and from the High Street (8, 7C, 400). The bus City 4 to Wood Farm stops on Old Road, outside the campus (pedestrian entrance).From Headington Shops/ London Road turn onto Windmill Road and continue until you reach the traffic lights at the crossroads. Turn right at the lights onto Old Road and then take the second left onto Churchill Drive just before the pedestrian crossing. Take the first right off Churchill Drive onto Roosevelt Drive and then the first turn off to the right takes you onto the campus.

By Road

Avoid central Oxford which can be very congested. the High Street is closed to cars during the day. Routes to the campus from the ring road are shown on the attached map. From the Green Road (A40) roundabout, go down the London Road (signposted Oxford city centre), and through the shopping area of Headington. Turn left at the third set of traffic lights into Gipsy Lane. Go straight across the next set of traffic lights into Roosevelt Drive, which curves to the left. The entrance to the Old Road Campus is on the left, just past the road into the Churchill Hospital (on your right). Please note: parking for visitors at the site is limited. You can phone for a parking permit before your visit. Alternatively use Thornhill Park & Ride. There are cycle racks on site. Please lock your bike.

By Rail

National Rail Enquiries timetables and fare information.Taxi from the train or bus station will take approx 15 minutes to Old Road Campus.

By Air

There are direct coach services from Heathrow and Gatwick airport to Oxford. From Heathrow central bus station, bay 14 the journey is just over an hour, or from Heathrow terminal 4 bay 15, the journey is about 90 mins. Buses leave about every 20 minutes. From Gatwick the journey time is 2 hours or more depending on traffic. Link to timetable

By Coach

There are two frequent services between London and Oxford, the Oxford Tube and the Oxford Espress. They stop in Headington from where you can walk to the campus.Link to Oxford tubeLink to Oxford espressLink to StagecoachLink to MegabusMapsLink to maps of Oxford ring road and HeadingtonFurther informationLink to tourism information provided by Oxford City Council