Disabled facilities



Lady Margaret Hall is situated in North Oxford, close to the Science Area and within twelve minutes walking distance from the centre of Oxford.

College site

There are a number of designated disabled parking spaces on site.

General circulation throughout the College is relatively easy with level pathways, although accessibility to some function rooms and social areas will present difficulties for wheelchair users.

Deneke building, which houses the Dining Hall, the Bursary, administrative facilities and a disabled toilet, can be accessed either by a small ramp at the front of the building, or a ramp from the Chapel quad car park. There are internal ramps in this building to accommodate different floor levels. Certain administrative offices and tutorial studies are on the first and second floors.

Communal facilities

The College library is entered at the first floor, although there is an alternative entrance through the covered passage at ground floor level which can be used. The library is on three floors, but book access will be managed by the Librarian by arrangement.  

The Junior Common Room is easily accessible as it is on the ground floor of the Pipe Partridge.  The Middle Common Room is on the ground floor of the Kathleen Lea building and part of it offers level access.

A computer room for graduate students is located in the Old Old Hall building, which has a flight of ten steps. Computer facilities are also available on the more easily accessible ground floor of the Library.

There are three laundry rooms in college, two of which are located on the ground floor.  One of these is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

Meeting and function rooms

The Monson Room is on ground level.  Talbot Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 are accessible by a stair lift, although access to the Old Library (a function room above Talbot Hall) is limited.

The Simpkins Lee Theatre has level access to the top of the auditorium and spaces for wheelchairs at this level.

The bar has access problems, as a flight of six steps has to be surmounted.  Access is possible via the Deneke building and through the gardens. Access to this room is being addressed by LMH.


There are about 40 ground floor undergraduate student bedrooms and 10 ground floor graduate student bedrooms. Ninety-five en-suite bedrooms at higher levels are accessible via a lift. Three of the ground floor rooms and six of the lift accessible rooms have adjustments for wheelchair users and those with other mobility impairments, and five of these rooms have visual and vibrating fire alarms.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the Dining Hall on a self-service system, although once a week a formal dinner is provided for members of the College and their guests. Provision can be made for many diets by arrangement with the kitchen staff. There are also many small, shared kitchens/pantries in all the accommodation areas that permit a limited degree of self-catering.

Induction loops

There are induction loops at the Porters' Lodge and in two function rooms: Talbot Hall and Simpkins Lee Theatre.