The Oxford Trust

Encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise

Annual Review

Welcome to our review for April 2019 to March 2020. Overall, it’s been an exciting and challenging year for the Trust with the opening of our new Science Oxford Centre and Wood Centre for Innovation at Stansfeld Park in Headington and we have many successes to share.


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Science Oxford Centre

This is the UK’s first indoor-outdoor science education centre specifically for early years and primary-aged children their teachers and families to provide quality experiential hands-on science. The centre is open to schools during the week and for Family Open Days every other Saturday.

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Wood Centre for Innovation

The Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) in Headington is a hub for science and tech start-ups and grow-on businesses as well as ecosystem-supporting organisations. We offer office space, technical workshops and R&D labs, meeting facilities, and sector-specific business support. Watch our latest video.
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Support us

We are reliant on the generosity of individuals, business and foundations that like what we do – inspire young people to become passionate about science and support the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. You can help us in several ways.


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Latest News

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Branching out: the Trust celebrates National Tree Week

November 30, 2020
Under current circumstances, planting trees seems more important than ever – a chance to create positive change. This year we...
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Shortlisted for RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

November 25, 2020
The Oxford Trust’s Science Oxford Centre & the Wood Centre for Innovation building in Headington, Oxford was shortlisted for the...
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CuraCode wins the Trust’s #StartedinOxford demo day prize

November 24, 2020
Tech start-up CuraCode Ltd has scooped The Oxford Trust’s #StartedinOxford Demo Day 2020 prize. Run by Enterprising Oxford, a University...
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Our innovation centres

The Oxford Trust owns and runs OCFI and WCFI to provide cost effective office space, labs, workshops and conference and meeting facilities for local science and tech start ups.

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Barclays Eagle Lab

In partnership with The Oxford Trust, Barclays is a launching a new Eagle Lab at our Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) at Stansfeld Park.

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Programmes and initiatives

Our programmes and initiatives encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise by linking businesses with the community and by showcasing the amazing scientific work that’s done across our region.

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Science Oxford

Science Oxford is the hands-on public-facing brand of the Trust and delivers our amazing education and engagement programmes.

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