2023 Insider hint 2 : budget ideas

Cut your cost, by advance planning

KampoUK knows that International Symposiums can be pricey; travel, meals & attendance fees add up. Here’s the insider tips for learning, networking and being “in the know” at ISJKM’s 2023 Symposium in Oxford.

  • Tip 1: Attend the practitioner- focused day: the 2nd day, Saturday 23rd September 2023
  • Tip 2: Attend the Saturday dinner – the venue Cherwell Boat House – offers an open space with unassigned seating. Attendees are encourage to mingle, share ideas and enjoy the shared cultural aspects of clinical work. This is a working boathouse and boats can be rented for punting!
  • Tip 3: Stay Saturday in Christ Church accommodation: single rooms + breakfast are good value for Oxford.
  • Tip 4: For the adventurous seeking reduced overnight fees: there are youth hostels close to Christ Church College. These are the closest youth hostels and back-packers hostels:

Back packer hostels : centralbackpackers.co.uk

Youth hostels : Yha Oxford oxford.cylex-uk.co.uk

  • Tip 5: Travel to Oxford as a student would: via bus from Oxford City Centre to London. The tickets are flexible and not tied to specific times. The Oxford Tube is fitted with free 4G Wi-Fi, at seat wireless and USB charging with individual tables for a convenient and comfortable journey. 10 minute frequency during morning peaks from Oxford. Average 20 minute frequency Monday to Friday and 12-15 minutes at weekends. or beyond.https://www.oxfordtube.com/?accept=perm
  • Tip 6: Purchase tickets early on, the Symposium discounted tickets may disappear in April. (ISJKM tickets sold on a first-come first-purchase basis) Take note that the hostels and alternative accommodation in Oxford is highly competitive, plan your journey and book as soon as you decide. (or sooner)


KampoUK welcomes practitioner contributions and encourages international links among Kampo enthusiasts! Consider making time to absorb the atmosphere of learning and excellence that abounds in Oxford and at Christ Church College.