Centre Director

Lucy Crittenden

What do you do at Hill End?

I am the Communication and Finance Manager, helping to keep Hill End running smoothly and publicising all the fantastic work that goes on here.

How long have you been at Hill End?

Since 2018.


I worked for the Environment Agency for many years before joining the University of Oxford in administration and communications. I am also a qualified science teacher and very much enjoy learning more about the natural world, so it was brilliant to be able to join the team at Hill End and support outdoor learning.

Best memory at Hill End

Seeing all huge diversity of groups we can have here at once – WW1 days, Viking warriors, games of rounders, forest school and more – all in different parts of the site!

Favourite animal spotted on-site

The huge variety of bird life, including Red Kites and Buzzards.

Hot chocolate or ice lolly

Ice Lolly