Bruner Building

Department of Education

This building is partially accessible. While it’s technically two buildings, they have been joined in the middle by the ‘link building’ (where the level access door is).  Only the basement level is accessible for people who require level access



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There is no parking on site, but parking is available over the road at 15 Norham Gardens.  There is a bookable accessible parking space outside the front of 15 Norham Gardens on the far left hand side of the car park (you need to take the second turning into the car park when coming from the Banbury Road direction).  To book this space, it would be helpful if you could contact reception in advance on or 01865 274024.  Apart from that, the nearest Blue Badge parking not managed by the department will be on Norham Gardens.  Please see the map below for more details.

City Centre Parking Map (725kb)



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The main entrance is up a flight of stairs, and is therefore inaccessible for those requiring level access.  Level access is via a ramp in the centre of the building (the ‘link building’).  The ramp has no handrails, but is not too steep.  Once inside, visitors will then have to take a platform lift to the basement rooms. 

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There is a platform lift in the central link building which provides access from the level entrance to the basement level of both the link building and 28 Norham Gardens.  There is no lift to the upper floors of the buildings.  Steps to the main entrance of both 28 and 30 have no handrail or nosings. 

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Accessible toilets

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One accessible toilet is by the main stairs opposite seminar room K in 30 Norham Gardens.  From the platform lift, turn right and go down the slope, then continue through the Link building.  Once you are in Number 30, take the first corridor on your left (past the seminar room), to get to the accessible toilet.

There is also one in the ‘Link Building’ by the staircase.  To get there, take the platform lift and turn right.  Continue down the ramp and turn right at the bottom to reach the loo.

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Standard toilets

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In number 28, there are Men’s and Women’s toilets on the ground floor, Women’s on the first floor and Men’s on the second.  In number 30, there are Women’s toilets on the ground and second floors, and a Men’s toilet on the first floor.  There are no gender neutral toilet facilities in the building.  

hearing loop

Hearing support system

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There is an infra-red hearing loop available in the basement seminar room (J).  If you think you will need to use the unit, please contact the department in advance on

opening hours

Opening hours

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Term Time and Vacation
Mon-Thu 8.30-17.00
Fri 8.30-16.00


Christmas break.
Good Friday to Easter Monday.


Inaccessible areas

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All areas apart from the basement levels of number 28 and the Link Building are inaccessible.  This includes Seminar Rooms K and L, as well as the IT drop-in centre.


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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to lodge No
Number of floors 0
Accessible toilets 0
Hearing support system No