Open Standards Forum 2008 - Security Challenges for the Information Society, 30 September - 1 October 2008, Ditton Manor, Near London



The Open Standards Forum will be held at Ditton Manor. OASIS would like to thank CA for hosting this year's event at their facility.


Ditton Manor

The History of Ditton Manor

Ditton Park is known to have been occupied for at least nine hundred years. Ditton Manor was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book (1066) when it was owned by William, Son of Ansculf. By 1331 Sir John de Molyns was granted a licence by Edward III to fortify his mansion and to build a park of 38 acres. In 1472 the property reverted to the crown and was at the time the residence of Cardinal Wolsey.

Later in 1532, Anne Boleyn was Keeper of Ditton Park as part of her endowment from Henry VIII. His first daughter, the future Queen Mary I, spent much of her young childhood here. In 1615, the property was given to Sir Ralph Winwood, who rebuilt the house around the original tower and enlarged the moat. The Winwood house was burnt down in 1812. One of Sir Ralph's grand-daughters married into the Montagu family and they then built the present Manor. It remained I the Montagu family until sold to the Admiralty in 1917.

The Admiralty then built their Compass Observatory within the grounds where 470 people were employed at the manor. Their main tasks were to design and provide navigation equipment (other than radio equipment) for the Royal Navy. Computer Associates purchased the Park and built CA's new European Headquarters. The Manor House sits at the centre of a fine 200 acre estate created in the traditional English landscape style, with fine views over the moated island to parkland, woodland and lakes.

Directions & Transportation

Ditton Manor
Ditton Park Road Datchet, Slough Berkshire SL3 9LL Tel: (44) (0) 1753 242880

  • By Car:
Leave the M4 at Junction 5 and follow signs for Langley. Go straight over the set of the traffic lights (Marriott Hotel is on the left). Ditton Park Road will be on your left after the Harvester. Once on Ditton Park Road, Ditton Manor is half way down on your right.

  • Parking:
Visitors parking is clearly signposted to the front of the building.

  • By Train:
Trains leave Paddington for Slough approximately every 20 minutes. Ditton Manor is a short taxi ride from the station.

  • By Bus:
The Brunel Bus Station is situated adjacent to the British Rail Station.


Slough/Windsor Marriott Hotel

Ditton Road, Langley
Slough, SL3 8PT United Kingdom
Phone: 44 1753 544244

  • Group Rate:
£116 Rate (includes breakfast)

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  • Reservation Information:

The reservation deadline for the special rate expired on 29 August.  Reservations at this time will be taken on a space/rate availability basis. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve a room for the event - Marriott Central Reservations at +44 (0) 207 012 7622.  Please also mention the group code (O27O27A) when reserving your room. (Please note the "O" in the code is the letter and not a zero.) .

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee will apply to all accommodations booked under the group rate. This cancellation fee shall be a percentage of the charges payable in respect of the bedrooms cancelled according to the Cancellation Notice, as set out below:

Cancellation Notice
Over 90 days -- 10%
90-61 days -- 25%
60 days -30 days -- 40%
29 – 10 days -- 60%
9 – 3 days -- 80%
2 days – night of -- 98%

Transportation Information

  • Hotel Parking: Hotel parking is available, the following rates apply:

    0-3 hours: Free
    3-5 hours: £3.00
    5-8 hours: £5.00
    Overnight residents: £7.00 per night

  • Airport Location and Transfers: Airport Location and Transfers: London/Heathrow is roughly 4 mi W of the hotel. A shuttle bus ("Hoppa Bus") from the airport to the hotel and back operates for a fee of 4.0 GBP (one-way). A bus service (number 81) operates from outside the hotel to the Slough Station (2 mi W) for a rate of 2.0 GBP (one-way). Estimated taxi fare to the hotel from the airport is 22.0 GBP to T5 or T1,2,3 and 25.0 to T4.

  • Subway Station: Heathrow T1,2,3 is roughly 4 mi away from the hotel, a taxi may be arranged to take you to the station (for a fee). Alternatively,
    you may take the airport shuttle bus ("Hoppa Bus") for a fee of 4.0 GBP.

  • Train Station: The Langley Station is approximately 1 mi away from the hotel, again shuttle service may be arranged to take you to the station (for a fee).

Special Note: OASIS will be arranging for shuttle service (hourly) to and from the hotel and Ditton Manor throughout the two-day event. Additional details will be posted soon.