Bewildered by banking? Confused by Confucianism? Oxford’s Very Short Introductions are here to help. Come to our VSI afternoon where we introduce you to topics as diverse as The Gothic and Global Catastrophe, Measurement and Art History. Leading experts speak on their subjects and you get a chance to pick their brains too. Bring a group or come alone and we’ll help you fill the gaps in your knowledge!

Seating plans are pre-allocated on the day and tables may be shared.

After booking this event you will receive an email allowing you to specify any dietary requirements and seating requests. If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please contact us at quoting your booking order number. You must let us know of any dietary requirements at least 48 hours before the day of your event. Please note if you do not make us aware of any dietary requirements we will not be able to guarantee you will be catered for.


The Spiegeltent

The Spiegeltent is located on the Montpellier Gardens site of the Festival.

A glorious venue at the heart of the Festival, offering a dazzling array of unique events. See top speakers, authors, chefs and more in this luxurious setting, as you enjoy everything from a hearty lunch to afternoon tea, from a delicious dinner to whisky tasting. The Spiegeltent is an antique structure, originating in Belgium in the early 20th Century. This beautifully gilded and mirrored venue is a site in itself.

Click here to view a map of the Montpellier Gardens site

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.50
  • Telephone sales £2.50
  • In person card sales £1.50
    There is no fee for in person sales by cash

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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