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Contact Us

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)
Nuffield Department of Population Health
University of Oxford
Old Road Campus

01865 289700

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How to find us

Please Note: Parking on campus is severely restricted and is by permit only. We encourage all visitors to use public transport and other alternative means of travel if possible.

By Car

From the east, M40 Junction 8 or 8a, take the A40 then A420 (London Road) continue for approximately 1.7 miles and turn left on to Gipsy Lane. Continue straight over at the next set of lights, then straight over at the mini roundabout and the Richard Doll Building is situated on your left.

From the north, M40 Junction 9, take A34 then A40 Northern ring road, turning off at Marston (B4150), then B4495 (Headley Way) towards Headington. At the end of Headley Way turn right at the traffic lights on to Headington Road, and at the next set of lights turn left into Gipsy Lane. Continue straight over at the next set of lights, then straight over at the mini roundabout and the Richard Doll Building is situated on your left.

From the south and west approach from the A4142 Eastern ring road, sign posted Headington Hospitals. Follow the B4495, turn left on to Old Road, then second left at Churchill Drive and first right on to Roosevelt Drive. The Richard Doll Building is situated on your right.


Parking for visitors is very limited on the Old Road Campus. Please contact NPEU before visiting to discuss whether a permit might be obtained. Oxford also runs a very effective park and ride system. Services from the Thornhill park and ride drop off at the Churchill Hospital which is a short walk from the Richard Doll Building. For more information please visit the Hospital Park and Ride website.

Disabled Parking

Parking for orange or blue badge holders is available.

By Bus

Park and Ride

For information on the park and ride, please visit the Oxford Park and Ride website

The nearest park and ride to the NPEU is situated at Thornhill on the A40.

From the city centre

For up to date bus timetable information, please visit the Oxford Bus Company website or the Stagecoach Oxford website

Buses to the NPEU
Service Operator Towards Get on at Get off at
15 Oxford Bus Company Wood Farm

Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2) or Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop G2)

Churchill Hospital Roosevelt Drive

8 Stagecoach Barton Oxford Westgate (Stop E2) or High Street (Stop T2) Sandfield Road (15 minutes' walk from NPEU)

On Foot or Bicycle

The campus is within 15 minutes walk of Headington centre. There are a number of entrances off Old Road which can be accessed by cycle/foot. These are clearly signposted "Old Road Campus". A map of Oxford's cycle network and footpath is available from the County Council website.

Cycle parking is available on campus.

By Train

NPEU is situated approximately 4 miles from Oxford railway station, with its frequent trains from London (Paddington) and many other parts of the UK. Allow 15 minutes by taxi from the station forecourt and 30 minutes by bus. For rail enquiries call 08457 484950 or visit National Rail Enquiries website.

By Coach

24 hour services from London to Oxford are operated by the Oxford Express X90 and the Oxford Tube. These both stop at Headington Centre and at Gipsy Lane.

By Air

Oxford is situated close to many major airports with frequent bus services running to Oxford. For more information on bus services from London Heathrow (60 minutes by bus) and London Gatwick (90 minutes by bus) visit Oxford Bus Airline website. These services stop in Headington Centre and Gipsy Lane. For travel from Birmingham International Airport (approximately 60 minutes by train) visit the National Rail Enquiries website.