About The Oxford Trust

The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust that was established in 1985 by Oxford entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood, founders of Oxford Instruments. The Trust’s mission is to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise.

The Oxford Trust runs programmes running across three key objectives – the 3Es:

Enterprise – To support the innovation ecosystem in our region.

Education – To inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and maths.

Engagement – To engage public audiences with science as an important part of our culture.

Our Education and Engagement programmes are run by our public-facing brand Science Oxford. Our Enterprise programmes are run by the Trust.


The Trust strives to place science and entrepreneurship at the heart of culture in our region.


Every great story starts with a great idea and the story of the Oxford Trust is no exception.


The Oxford Trust programmes have huge impact across our region.

Our People

Our Staff

Our Trustees

Our Alumni


The Oxford Trust is an exciting place to work with busy programmes of activity across our three core areas: enterprise, education and engagement. Our team currently consists of 23 full and part-time people positioned across our Central Office, Schools and LIVE functions.

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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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