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TORCH DirectorProfessor Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, Wolfson College)


  • Prof Karen O'Brien (Head of Humanities Division)
  • Prof Daniel Grimley (Music)
  • Dr Kathryn Eccles (Digital Humanities Champion, Oii)
  • Prof David de Roure (Oxford E-Research Centre)
  • Prof Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (Knowledge Exchange Champion; English, St Catherine’s College)
  • Prof Joshua Hordern (Theology)
  • Prof Peter Frankopan (History)
  • Dr Felix Budelmann (Classics)
  • Dr James McDougall (History)
  • Prof Philip Bullock (MML)
  • Natalya Din-Kariuki (English)


  • Dr Andrew Fairweather-Tall (Head of Research Facilitation, Humanities Division)
  • Victoria McGuinness (TORCH Business Manager)

TORCH also has an Advisory Committee which meets annually.  

TORCH Strategic Plan

TORCH reviews it’s strategy annually – please CLICK HERE for the 3-year plan for TORCH activity