Evenlode staff help out in our woodland at Stansfeld Park

Welcome back to Stansfeld Park, Evenlode! On a bright, sunny – but cold – autumn morning, Evenlode staff once again came to help out in the 15-acre woodland surrounding our new innovation centre (WCFI) and science education centre in Headington.

Our Outdoor Learning and Ecology Manager, Dr Roger Baker and our Director of Development, Paul Dryden – in collaboration with Oxford Conservation Volunteers (OCV) – put the Evenlode team to work clearing an area on the east side of the woodland, close to the steps that they installed on their last visit.

This time the team’s hard work was rewarded with bacon butties and a delicious crumble, all cooked on an outdoor fire, as well as an afternoon session in the Exploration Zone in our new Science Oxford Centre – the UK’s first indoor-outdoor science education centre for primary-aged children.

Brothers-in-law Hugh Yarrow and Ben Peters started equity investment company Evenlode in 2009. Not your typical institutional investment outfit, the business is run out of a low-rise converted barn in rural Oxfordshire. Their extraordinary success has meant Evenlode has been able to give back to local projects they care about. As an ex-physics teacher, co-founder and director, Ben Peters is right behind inspiring children about science, technology, engineering and maths, and they are generously supporting our new Science Oxford Centre.

The company is “dedicated to the communities that their business touches”. Thank you for supporting us, Evenlode!