Alice Purkiss

Co-Lead of Oxford University Heritage Network and Heritage Engagement Fellow



Alice leads the University’s heritage partnerships in Humanities including the National Trust Partnership, a flagship collaboration between Oxford and Europe’s largest conservation charity. Alice coordinates a varied programme of research, training and events to promote knowledge exchange and Public Engagement with Research across Oxford and beyond. From 2016 – 2018 Alice led the Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Oxford’s History Faculty and the National Trust.


 Alice is a Trustee of The Heritage Alliance, a Clore Emerging Leader, an awards judge for the Oxford Preservation Trust, a visiting lecturer for the Said Business School, and co-convenor of the Heritage Pathway graduate training programme. Alice was awarded the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Innovation Award in 2018 for her work leading the Trusted Source KTP.


 Alice is an art historian by training, having received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol and her masters degree from the University of Oxford. Prior to returning to Oxford in 2016, Alice worked at the British Library, Tate Britain, and The Charleston Trust.