Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Dr. Oliver Cox

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Dr. Oliver Cox created the Thames Valley Country House Partnership ( 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 coordinated 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, and patriotism.