Our Development Priorities

Our Development Priorities

Human Sciences Developmental Priorities

The proven value of interdisciplinary training and engagement across the human sciences at the undergraduate level is patently clear, and the vision and passion of Oxford’s Human Scientists – both staff and students – are as alive today as 50 years ago.  As we look to the next 50 years, it is vital to support the future development of the degree, which still stands as an international exemplar of undergraduate education that equips a new generation to tackle the problems of the 21st century.

To strengthen and sustain the future growth of this degree, and to ensure that it continues to connect relevant interdisciplinary research and teaching with critical issues in a rapidly changing world, we seek to raise £12.5 million over the next 36 months. This will help establish the first statutory (endowed) Professorship in Human Sciences, which would provide dynamic leadership for the Institute of Human Sciences, both in teaching and research, and for ongoing fund-raising activity. It will further endow two Tutorial Fellowships specifically dedicated to Human Sciences at colleges that currently support the degree, thereby sustaining high-quality teaching and support for students.

Our priorities:

  • A statutory professorship of Human Sciences (£4 million)
  • Two endowed tutorial fellowships to guarantee the future of Human Sciences teaching (2 X £3 million)
  • Three international scholarships to ensure that we can accept the best students from anywhere in the world (£2.5 million, with university support)

If you would like to help us achieve these aims and ensure that Human Sciences flourishes for the sake of future generations, please click on this link which will take you to our donation page