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Laura Ashby

Laura Ashby

Events Manager
Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Laura Ashby is Events Manager at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, where she heads up venue hire, as well as managing the large-scale public events such as late nights.

Before coming to the Museum, she worked for Cheltenham Festivals, for several Oxford cultural institutions, as a classical singer and as a location scout for film.

She is endlessly curious so museums are the perfect environment for her!



Speaking at the Digital Income Summit
Tuesday 29th June

Mystery at the Museum

What do you get if you cross a BAFTA-winning wildlife presenter, an empty, dark Museum and a captive (online) audience in lockdown? Throw in a quirky crowd funding campaign, and a LOT of dinosaurs, and you get Mystery at the Museum! This live, interactive, online event presented by CBBC’s Steve Backshall invited viewers at home to participate in a night-time puzzle-solving adventure around the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, learning about natural history through objects along the way. Find out more about how the Museum team and Steve put this innovative fundraising event together, and the fantastic audience response!

Laura Ashby