Oxford was founded in the 8th Century and has examples of every major English architectural period since Saxon times.  Oxford is dominated by the University which was established in the 12th century – although teaching can be traced back to 1096 making it the second oldest university in the world.

The city centre is squeezed into a few streets, with a labyrinth of beautiful buildings, shops, museums, pubs and other attractions and unexpected surprises hidden away.   All of our parties will be located at the Oxford Union which is right in the heart of the city, and we are also planning some daytime activities that will help you make the most of your visit to our beautiful city.


We are privileged to welcome you to the world-famous Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union for all three days of Oxford Lindy Exchange.  The Union is not normally open to visitors, so it is a great opportunity to visit and dance in this historic venue. We will have access to the Debating Chamber, gardens and bar for OLX!

Designed to resemble the chambers of the Houses of Parliament, the debating chamber building opened in 1879.  The architect, Alfred Waterhouse, who is known for his Gothic Revival designs, also designed buildings for Balliol College Oxford,  3 Cambridge colleges and the Natural History Museum in London.

Presidents of the Union Society include many former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and Cabinet Ministers. The Union is also known for inviting many famous guest speakers. Notable speakers at the Oxford Union have extended from Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton and Albert Einstein to Kermit the Frog.