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 of Ecosystem Ecology and Director of Graduate Studies (Progression), Department of Zoology)
Professor Jamie Lorimer (Professor of Environmental 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)

Co-opted members

Dr Emily Dawson (Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies/Department of Maths and Physical Sciences, University College London)
Professor Anjali Goswami (Dean of Postgraduate Education and Research Leader in Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London)
Dr Anjana Khatwa (Engagement Lead, Wessex Museums Trust)
Dr Miranda Lowe (Principal Curator, Crustacea, Natural History Museum, London)


Professor Paul Smith (Director, OUMNH)