Students and Researchers

The collections held in the Gardens, Libraries and Museums are of universal significance, representing the history, science, culture and knowledge of all major global civilisations. Each institution is a  centre for research and teaching, providing valuable resources for students and researchers from Oxford and around the globe.

For questions about a collection or to organise a research visit, please contact the relevant individual institution.

To gain access to the Bodleian Libraries as a reader, please visit the Getting a Reader's Card pages of the Bodleian website.

Ashmolean University Engagement Programme (UEP)
 

Established in 2012 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UEP works with departments across the University to enhance the impact of teaching and learning through objects.

 

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Museum Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships
 

Launched in 2016, the Oxford University Museums are currently running an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Programme offering three fully funded doctoral studentships per year.

 

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Bodleian Centre for Digital Scholarship
 

The Centre for Digital Scholarship is a hub for engaging and inspiring people at all career stages and from across the disciplinary breadth of the University in innovative digital technologies and multidisciplinary academic practice.

 

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Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book
 

The Centre for the Study of the Book provides a common ground for scholars and librarians with shared interests in understanding, documenting and interpreting the intellectual and material history of the book.

 

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Discover our Online Collections

Ashmolean Museum

Alfred Jewel, Ashmolean Museum

Digital Bodleian

Digital Bodleian homepage

Botanic Garden

Eastern Art Online

Umayyad Ivory Pyxis, Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum

 

History of Science
Museum

Microscope detail, Museum of the History of Sceince

Museum of Natural History
 

Gems of Earth and Air: Gem is Labradorite (cabochon) from Madagascar and Bitterfly is Coeliades chalybe immaculata Carpenter

Pitt Rivers
Museum

Collage of Object Labels, Pitt Rivers Museum

Oxford University
Plants 400

Witch Hazel, Botanic Garden