The Octagon

The Octagon is a space for you to relax, have a chat and meet friends. It offers opportunities for students and staff to explore and practise faith and spirituality.

It's home to our Faith and Spirituality services and hosts intercultural events and activities..

How to find us

The building is located on Frenchay Campus in between D Block and E Block.


The Octagon hosts a wide range of facilities including:

  • The Lounge: Providing a drop-in social space for meeting friends or colleagues where you can have lunch or make a drink. The Lounge can also be used for events and meetings.
  • The Quiet Room: Offering a quiet space for reflection, prayer and meditation.
  • The Reflection Room: Housing a small collection of reference books on faith and spirituality, and is ideal for one to one private conversations, pastoral care, spiritual direction, prayer and meditation.

Find out about prayer rooms and reflective spaces on other campuses.

Events and activities

The Faith and Spirituality Team organise regular religious services, events and celebrations. View our events and activities.

View all events at the Octagon

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 08:30–17:00.

For more information on any of our activities or services, please visit the Octagon during our opening hours, phone the Coordinating Chaplain on +44 (0)117 32 84142 or email