Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is responsible for the safe keeping, preservation, administration, finance and general policy of the Museum. The Board works in conjunction with the Oxford University Museums Board in facilitating coordination between the University museums and scientific collections. It is responsible for planning, the allocation and use of resources, and the development, care and promotion of the collections as national and international resources for teaching, research and public engagement.



Mrs Carole Souter CBE (Master of St Cross College)


Board members

  • One of the Proctors or the Assessor
  • Professor Chris Ballentine (Head, Department of Earth Sciences)
  • Dr Elizabeth Jeffers (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Zoology)
  • Dr Jamie Lorimer (Associate Professor in Human Geography, School of Geography and the Environment)
  • Professor E.J Milner-Gulland (Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity, Department of Zoology)
  • Professor Thomas Richards (Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, Department of Zoology)
  • Professor Erin Saupe (Associate Professor of Palaeobiology, Department of Earth Sciences)
  • Professor Anne Trefethen (Professor of Scientific Computing, Fellow of St Cross College, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Gardens, Libraries and Museums)
  • Dr Laura Van Broekhoven (Director, Pitt Rivers Museum)
  • Professor William Whyte (Professor of Social and Architectural History, St John's College)


Professor Paul Smith (Director, OUMNH)