Oliver Cox created the Thames Valley Country House Partnership (www.tvchp.org) in 2013 as a way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers in the University of Oxford. In his position as Heritage Engagement Fellow he co-ordinates a range of collaborative projects with the UK and international heritage sector, co-supervises the flagship Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the National Trust, and is responsible for developing long term strategic partnerships for the University of Oxford.
Oliver is a historian by training, and received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. He has published widely on Gothic Revival architecture, landscape gardening, patriotism, and the country house. His From Addison to Austen: A Short Guide to the Long Eighteenth Century will be published in 2017, and The British Country House Revisited in early 2018.
He is a member of the Faculty of History (University of Oxford); Senior Scholar at University College, Oxford; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Council Member of the Oxfordshire Records Society; 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.