Major refurbishment over the next 22 months of the Hilda Besse Building, St. Antony's College

Over the next 22 months there will be a major refurbishment of the Hilda Besse Building, St. Antony's College which is opposite the Institute.  This will mean that there will be some disturbance to everyone using the surrounding buildings including the Bodleian Japanese Library and we can only apologise for this.
While the Hilda Besse is out of action there will be temporary buildings on the main lawn.  Construction of these will start on 14th August and continue for approximately eight weeks.
Work on the Hilda Besse will start at the beginning of October.
We will try and keep everyone updated on a regular basis. In the meantime please send any questions to and check the St Antony’s website for news and FAQs.
Professor Sho Konishi
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies