Students & 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. They are all centres for research and teaching, providing access to students and researchers, both from within Oxford and from around the globe.

Many of the collections can be accessed online, and the collections regularly host visiting researchers from around the world to work with the collections as part of their research. For questions about the collections or organising a research visit please contact the individual institutions.

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

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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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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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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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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Online Collections

Ashmolean Museum

Digital Bodleian

Botanic Garden

Eastern Art Online

History of Science

Natural History

Pitt Rivers Museum

Plants 400

List of site pages