Dr. Oliver Cox

Oliver Cox is Heritage Engagement Fellow at the University of Oxford. He leads the University’s partnership work with the UK and international heritage community, and is co-lead of the Oxford University Heritage Network. Oliver works at the intersection between historical research and its application in cultural and commercial contexts, creating authentic, accurate and accessible content to engage and inspire. He’s especially excited by the potential for ‘historical thinking’ as a leadership and development tool. Oliver is a historian by training and received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. He teaches architectural and cultural history with a focus on the eighteenth century, and is a Faculty Member for both the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme and Oxford Cultural Leaders at the Said Business School.


He is 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 and Arts Council England’s Designation Panel. Oliver is chair of The Heritage Alliance’s Digital, Learning & Skills Advocacy Group.

Dr. Oliver Cox