Dr Stuart D Lee, BA, MA, NTF


Deputy CIO, IT Services


Address: OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN

Email: stuart.lee@it.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 283403

Blog: http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/dcut/

Research, teaching, etc

Research Interests: E-learning, Digital Libraries, IT Service Provision

Old English, World War One Literature, Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien

Teaching: Old English, Tolkien, War Literature


Current tasks include:

1. Deputy CIO for IT Services with particular responsibility for Customer Services, Academic IT, Infrastructure, and Comms (c. 200 FTE)

2.Various JISC Projects.

4.Participating in major ICT Change Programme within Oxford.

5.Overseeing other projects and recent funding applications.

If, you find any of this interesting then more information is available in my always-out-of-date CV.

Some other things I have completed (often for fun) are:

  1. 1.Project Director of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive digitisation project and Great War Archive Initiative, this led to ‘Der Erster Weltkrieg’ Project with Europeana.

  2. 2.Book entitled Key Concepts in Medieval Literature with Dr Elizabeth Solopova and published by Macmillan (2006).

  3. 3.Book on J. R. R. Tolkien (with my colleague Dr Solopova) entitled The Keys of Middle-earth (Palgrave/Macmillan, December 2005). Currently editing the Wiley-Blackwells Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien (due 2013).

  4. 4.Two IT books: Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook (2000) and Building an Electronic Resource Collection: A Practical Guide (first ed. 2001; second ed. in 2004 co-edited with Frances Boyle). Both are published by Facet Publishing.

  5. 5.The Mellon-funded project named a 'Scoping Study into the Future of Oxford's Digital Collections' (this has its own web site).

  6. 6.Various JISC reports including the JISC LAMS Practitioner Trial, an introduction to JISC's MLE Development Kit

  7. 7.JTAP Project 'Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature' - Four web-based tutorials to teach World War One poetry (based on the ideas I developed with my tutorial on Isaac Rosenberg published in January 1995 - making it (I think) the oldest web-based tutorial for English literature) and the creation of an on-line archive of the manuscripts of Wilfred Owen. These are now all in the First World War poetry Digital Archive (above).

  8. 8.Led the launch of Oxford’s iTunes U project - including my own lectures.

  9. 9.Online edition of Aelfric's Homilies on Judith, Esther, and the Maccabees - the culmination of years of research.

  10. 10. Helped design and set up Oxford’s Masters in E-learning.

  11. 11.Lecture in English literature on old English, War Poetry, Tolkien, Electronic PUblishing, etc.

  12. 12.Several plays - see ScriptCircle.


I am currently Deputy CIO, IT Services, at Oxford University's Computing Services, but formerly Director of Computing Systems and Services at OUCS, and Head of the University’s Learning Technologies Group which I set up in 2001. I have direct reports from our Customer Services, Infrastructure, Academic IT, and Communications Groups. I am a member of several senior University ICT committees, have led major research projects in the fields of digitisation, humanities computing, and e-learning; and am also a lecturer and researcher at Oxford’s English Faculty. In 2008 I was made Oxford’s Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries and received a University Teaching Award.