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Bart Ashton

Bart Ashton

Domestic Bursar, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Bart Ashton has been the Bursar at Lady Margaret Hall since 2003.  Responsible for leading the operations of the college he has been proactive in understanding and working to reduce the colleges adverse impact and increase it’s sustainability – environmentally, socially and in the built environment.  He has also worked with Oxford University’s other colleges and stakeholders in the city to do the same founding the Oxford Colleges Sustainability Guild.  Bart is a director of Make Space CIC, repurposing underused buildings as community driven workspaces and Good Food Oxfordshire, a network of 150 organisations redesigning the regional food system, and chairs the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition.

In 1878 LMH was founded and changed Oxford University for ever. It opened up Oxford to women beginning with nine women students. They were pioneers going on to lead remarkable lives, such as founding Save The Children and becoming the first female President of the British Medical Association.

The College is still diverse, open, intellectually curious and pioneering. It continues to break boundaries as the first Oxford College to establish a Foundation Year for under-represented students in 2016.  LMH is located just north of Oxford city centre, a home for 500 students and staff set in 12 acres of gardens and grounds.

Sessions
What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • How can all these industries work together to get the right solution? They can do this in this room at FOOTPRINT+.
    Kelly Harrison
    Associate Director Whitby Wood
  • Coming to the conference you are going to be overwhelmed by content, there are four stages, there are Think Tanks, it will keep you going all day long
    Romy Rawlings
    Commercial Director - Vestre
  • Events like this are going to set the framework for the and the calibre of the collective voices that we’ve got in this room is absolutely fundamental to the challenges ahead.
    Tomasz Romaniewicz
    Bond Bryan
  • I don’t know of anything else doing this in the UK that’s doing this all under one roof.
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The climate emergency is the biggest challenge humanity is facing. At WSP we are proud to be the catalysts of change in our industry. Now, we all need to come together to re-invent the way we design, the way we build and the way live. Footprint+ will help us do this
    Diego Padilla Philipps
    Net Zero Lead Structures, WSP
  • Everyone has an open mind. The mix of points of view creates a live dialogue for learning that I've really enjoyed
    Mike Reynolds
    Managing Director - Vattenfall Heat
  • It's the face-to-face that's been brilliant. We've all got to get on board with this... and everyone has learnt something today
    Elaine Toogood
    Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design - The Concrete Centre
  • Why should someone come here next year? Because this is the place to be
    Snigdha Jain
    Director of Sustainability - Turley
  • This event, it has got a vibe so if you want to come down its a great place to talk to people, meet people and be inspired.
    Ayo Abbas
    Marketing Strategist, Abbs Marketing
  • This exhibition is going to grow, the subject matter is the most key in our industry. If you are not here you will be left behind!
    Daniel Englender
    Managing Director, Benjamin West
  • The property sector needs confidence, the energy sector needs advocacy and as a local authority we need resource and finance, and money frankly….
    Nicola Beech
    Cabinet Member for Planning, Bristol City Council
  • On the first day we held our own fringe event and we won quite a substantial project on that night.
    Ian Waddingham
    Director, QED Structures
  • So why should somewhere come here next year? Because it is THE place to be…
    Snigdha Jain
    Turley
  • This is not just about our industry, it’s about our children, their future and what we’ve done with the planet.
    Mitakshi Sirsi
    WILL + Partners
  • 50% of all of the carbon emissions that we need to reduce as we get to 2050 have to come from the built environment. It’s from buildings, it’s from construction, it’s from logistics and it’s from infrastructure. So there’s no escaping the destiny here; it has to be the built environment that takes the lead here.”
    Prof Greg Clark
  • I look forward to working with FOOTPRINT+ over the coming weeks, months and years on this most important of endeavours.
    Lord Callanan
    Minister, Dept for Business Energy & Industry Strategy
  • FOOTPRINT+ is a really important event. I’m meeting people from the investment community, property owners, property developers, construction businesses. Commit to two or three days. The location’s fantastic, with the sea view out of the window, it gives more energy to the room.
    Mike Reynolds
    Manging Director, Vattenfall Heat UK
  • FOOTPRINT+ is the premier net zero event for the built environment sector and, with our focus on ‘local’, we are delighted that it has recognised the key role that Local Government has in tackling climate change
    Nick Kilby
    CEO, Cratus 2050