Oliver Clayton

2021 Fellow

Oliver joins Year Here from a career in documentary distribution, where he worked with filmmakers and broadcasters to bring new documentary content to global audiences.

Driven by a curiosity in how people live differently around the world and the structural forces underpinning this, Oliver studied social anthropology at St Andrew’s University before completing an MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford where he researched the growing issue of gambling addiction in the UK.

Passionate about volunteering, Oliver’s experience in this area has covered everything from driving supplies to the Calais refugee camp to cleaning the Greenpeace showers at Glastonbury. He recently volunteered part-time with the charity Breaking Barriers, helping refugees in London find stable, fulfilling employment.

At Year Here, Oliver aims to build on this experience and to develop the skills and vision required to identify enterprising ideas which can drive positive social change in communities.