Thames Valley Country House Partnership

The Thames Valley Country House Partnership is a Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) supported initiative that creates sustainable relationships between country houses and the University of Oxford.

Established in October 2013 and based at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) the partnership links researchers in the University of Oxford with external partners from the heritage sector, especially those engaged with preserving, protecting and interpreting country houses in the Thames Valley, to develop and promote a varied program of research projects and engaging events.

The Partnership takes inspiration from the model provided by the very successful Yorkshire Country House Partnership in its aim to promote a deeper understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural histories of the country house through scholarly research with significant public outcomes.

The Royal Oak Foundation will collaborate with The Thames Valley Country House Partnership to carry out our shared mission of cultural preservation and academic appreciation.