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 Knowledge Exchange Fellow he has co-ordinated a range of collaborative projects with country houses, and co-supervises a Knowledge Transfer Partnership in partnership with the National Trust.
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 is currently writing From Addison to Austen: A Short Guide to the Long Eighteenth Century.
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 Trustee of the Oxfordshire Record Society; sits on the Board of Governors for Compton Verney, and is a member of Arts Council England's Designation Panel.