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Academic Conference Venue

A Versatile Academic Venue in The Heart of London     

As part of University of London Venues and our flagship venue, Senate House is an academic conference venue with a range of elegant rooms and breakout spaces ideal for large-scale conferences. It has also hosted successful seminars, careers fairs, film screenings and symposiums across its impressive suite of event spaces.  

Exuding Art Deco style, Senate House will give your academic event instant gravitas. It is conveniently situated in the University district of Bloomsbury and benefits from excellent transport links. It is just a short walk away from Russell Square tube station, and Kings Cross and Euston railway stations

For further information on hiring Senate House as your academic venue, get in touch with our in-house events team on 020 7862 8127 or make a quick online enquiry

Academic Conferences

If you’re planning a one-day or one-week long academic conference in London, Senate House is guaranteed to inspire your delegates with its elegant spaces and sense of history. 

Our modern facilities, flexibility and central location make us a popular choice for both national and international academic conference organisers.

Academic Conference Rooms

Beveridge Hall

Capacity: Theatre Style: 950
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Our primary academic conference room, this is one of central London’s largest venues, featuring flexible seating, an impressive stage area and practical natural acoustics.

Designed in the early 20th Century by Charles Holden, this impressive space still retains its sophistication and grandeur.

Macmillan Hall

Capacity: Theatre Style: 220
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Macmillan Hall provides an elegant backdrop for an academic conference or symposium, with an extensive flat floor space and a flexible layout.

This sophisticated space has original features from the 1930s, with the adjacent Beveridge Hall providing a series of rooms ideally suited for a large conference. 

Chancellor’s Hall

Capacity: Theatre Style: 140

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The Chancellor’s Hall is situated on the first floor of the outstanding tower building of Senate House. This impressive room has a sense of grandeur, which is the ideal backdrop for an academic talk.

With a flexible layout, the hall meets all the requirements of a dynamic academic conference.

Speak to our Academic Conference team on +44 (0)20 7862 8127 8128 or book your central London conference online. 

Academic Event Spaces

Meeting rooms 

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Whether you’re hosting a seminar, a training session, a small talk or academic meeting, we have 38 meeting rooms with a range of capacities to choose from. Situated within Senate House and our other venues, Garden Halls and Student Central, our meeting rooms are spacious, ariy and well-equipped. 

These are available as standalone rooms or as supporting spaces for a conference. They can be configured for presentations, meetings or boardroom gatherings and are supported by catering teams and our University of London Venues events team. 

Foyer and Crush Hall

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Providing the perfect conference breakout area, as well as a large and sophisticated space for film screenings, academic poster displays or exhibitions, the foyer and Crush Hall complement the larger conference halls.

Completed in 1938, this marbled ceremonial space creates a dramatic impression when entering Senate House.

Malet Street Garden

The Malet Street Sunken Garden is a secluded outside space well-suited for intimate academic recitals or downtime between conference sessions.

This west-facing private garden is lovely in fine weather, with an equivalent indoor space provided in bad conditions.

Additional Academic Venue Services

Whether you’re holding an academic seminar or a large-scale conference, our in-house events team will be on hand to ensure you have all you need on the day. We offer award-winning catering services, as well as photography and Accommodation.

To book your academic venue, get in touch with our experienced events team on 020 7862 8127 or make a quick online enquiry.

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