The Humanities Division has commissioned, Britta Wyatt and Edward Butcher (from Oxentia Ltd - formerly Isis Enterprise, the external innovation consulting and training arm of Oxford University Innovation Ltd), to carry out a scoping review of the opportunities for University-business engagement in cultural and heritage sectors (including museums, galleries, personal collections, archives, country houses, historic organisations, theatres, music, tourism, archaeology, conservation, and others).
The first phase (completed in August 2017) reviewed regional and national opportunities, and an analysis of good practice at other institutions. This second phase is designed to explore internal perspectives and experience of working with the cultural and heritage sectors, including:
- the different ways the University and researchers engage with organisations in the sectors;
- the motivations, benefits and barriers to this engagement, both from the perspective of the University and the partner organisation;
- how best we can support this type of activity.
We will be holding a series of four two-hour focus groups over the coming weeks to help us gather input. These sessions are open to academic and research staff across the University who have experience with, or interest in, the cultural and heritage sectors.
We have set up four focus groups which you can book onto; please only put your name down for the one that is most convenient. We are looking for a maximum of 15 per focus group. If your preferred choice is full, please look at another one. If you cannot find another convenient time, please get in touch with us via the Humanities Division Knowledge Exchange Support firstname.lastname@example.org A light sandwich lunch will be made available during lunchtime slots.
We are keen to make the outcomes of this work practical and relevant for researchers across the whole of the University, so your time is very much appreciated.