The Communications section of Bodleian Libraries manages internal and external communications across the Bodleian Libraries. Working with the University's Public Affairs Office, we promote the activities of the Libraries to our readers, the wider University and academic community, as well as to Oxford residents and to our donors and stakeholders. The section manages internal and external communications, all media relations, marketing (including e-marketing) and social media. It is also responsible for managing the Bodleian Libraries website and the user experience, providing technical support, policy and guidance on the web. With an in-house Design studio we also develop print and online materials to support communications activity, manage visual identity and are the keeper of the Bodleian brand.


  • Strategic direction and planning for communications activity
  • Communications policy and procedures
  • External communications including media relations
  • Internal communications
  • Web management and support
  • Marketing and e-marketing
  • Social media
  • Digital communications
  • Print production
  • Design
  • Managing the Bodleian brand, logos and visual identity

Support for staff

  • Providing advice and leading on press activity and media relations
  • Marketing and all e-marketing - developing marketing plans, producing materials and advising on marketing
  • Providing support for website development and use of the content management system
  • Advising on all new digital communications
  • Preparing documents for publication
  • Assistance with design

Communications staff

Natalie Awdry, Head of Marketing & Communications (interim)
Liam Challenger, Press and Communications Manager
Emily Fildes, Web and Digital Engagement Manager
Kathryn Fotheringham, Senior Graphic Designer and Print Production Manager
Anna Larsen, Marketing and Communications Officer
Jennifer Townshend, Digital Content Editor
Robert Stringer, Internal Communications & Social Media Officer 
Emma Taylor, Digital Communications Officer


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