Lydia Press was an Earth Science graduate from Oxford who died in a tragic mountaineering accident aged 24 in May 2008. Lydia was an energetic, gregarious and enthusiastic person; her life touched the lives of many others and often seems to have inspired them.
The objective of The Fund is to try in some way to carry this inspiration forward and hopefully provide opportunites that will foster similar qualities in other young people.
Initially, The Fund intends to support various musical projects and to provide bursaries to facilitate field research that will have a humanitarian, sociological or environmental benefit. The fund is not set up to receive individual incoming donations, but we are very open to collaboration on project ideas or with other funds.
The Fund is now closed for Fieldwork Bursary Applications for 2016; please keep refering back to this website for more information on future opportunities to apply to the Lydia Press Memorial Fund.
For more information on how to apply, please go to the Fieldwork Bursaries section of this website, for information on previous bursaries please see Awards.
A permanent Memorial to Lydia was installed in Crockham Hill Churchyard in 2012 - please see under Events