Oliver Cox is Heritage Engagement Fellow at the University of Oxford. He co-ordinates, supports and brokers collaborative research and engagement projects between the University of Oxford and external partners in the UK and international heritage sector, through enabling individual researchers, research groups, students and professional services to develop mutually-beneficial collaborations.
Oliver is a historian by training, and received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. He first joined TORCH in 2013 as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow and went on to create the Thames Valley Country House Partnership.
Oliver co-supervises an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with Historic Houses; teaches architectural history for the Faculty of History; co-convenes the Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850; and supervises relevant Masters and Doctoral theses. He is a Faculty Member for Oxford Cultural Leaders and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.
Oliver’s recent publications include contributions to The Country House, Past, Present and Future: Great Houses of the British Isles, The Country House: Sport & Leisure, and journal articles exploring the politics of horseracing in eighteenth-century Britain.
He is a member of the Faculty of History (University of Oxford); Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Council Member of the Oxfordshire Record Society; Heritage Officer for the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS); Governor of Compton Verney House Trust; and sits on the Education and Publications Committee of The Gardens Trust, Heritage 2020’s Helping Things to Happen Working Group, and Arts Council England’s Designation Panel. Oliver is co-chair of the Digital, Learning and Skills Advisory Group for The Heritage Alliance.