In January 2016, the Oxford Trust acquired the lease for the Stansfeld Outdoor Education Centre. The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust that was founded in 1985 by Oxford entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood. Its mission is to encourage and facilitate the study, application and communication of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Its plans for the site include:
- An education centre for primary school-aged pupils and their families
- An innovation centre for start-up companies and entrepreneurs working in science and technology
- Plans to provide managed public access to the woodland, and build an on-site cafe and a 100-seat theatre venue which can be used by local groups and residents as well as visitors and staff on site.
For more information, vist the Oxford Trust’s website, www.theoxfordtrust.co.uk/stansfeld