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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Five minutes with Elspeth Briscoe at Learning with Experts

February 10, 2021
It’s good to know that there are some positive stories to come out of the coronavirus crisis: we interviewed Elspeth...
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Sarah Dry joins the board of The Oxford Trust

February 2, 2021
The Oxford Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Dry to the Board of Trustees. Sarah is a...
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Five minutes with Matt Brown, Co-Founder of Quorbit

January 18, 2021
Quorbit might be a start-up but it is already working with some key names in UK retail and hospitality like...
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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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