Friends of the Museum

Friends' Newsletter, events and special lectures

Membership Information

The Friends see their role as that of raising public awareness of the Museum and its collections: they organise a programme of lectures and events, co-ordinate volunteers and provide support for museum purchases and publications.

The Friends were formed in 1984 as a registered charity (No 289390). The funds they provide are urgently needed to support and develop the collections, as well as to improve facilities and services for visitors.

By joining the Friends you can help to ensure the continuance and growth of this remarkable museum. For those seeking more active involvement, opportunities for volunteers exist.


  • Termly newsletter
  • New member's information pack
  • Programme of lectures and films
  • Opportunities to see behind the scenes
  • Friends membership application formSome discounts in the Museum shop and at special events
  • Invitations to private views of exhibitions at the Museum



Complete the membership form and return together with a cheque made payable to the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum, or add banker's order as attached, to: The Hon. Membership Secretary, Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP.

Subscriptions are renewable annually on 1st May. First subscriptions paid after 1st January will carry through to 30th April of the following year.

* Additional donations are, of course, always very welcome.
* Friends who are UK taxpayers are requested to sign the Gift Aid declaration which considerably increases the revenue from subscriptions and donations through recoverable tax allowances.

The Patrons and Council

Sir David Attenborough
Danby Bloch
Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe
Dame Penelope Lively
Michael Palin CBE
Philip Pullman CBE

President: Professor Chris Gosden
Chair: Professor Gillian Morriss-Kay
Secretary: Pat Millard
Minutes Secretary: Dorothy Walker
Treasurer: Terri Costain
Membership Secretary: Rosemary King
Membership Development: Professor Jonathan Bard
Programme Co-ordinator: Terry Bremble
Activities Team: Megan Price, Barbara Topley, Felicity Wood
Publicity Officer: Gay Sturt
Magazine Editor: Juliette Gammon
Magazine Mailing: Colin Langton

Council Members
Dr Barbara Isaac, Professor Jeremy MacClancy, Professor Mike O’Hanlon, Cathy Wright