The Oxford Futures Library is part of the collection of the Sainsbury Library, the University of Oxford’s dedicated Business and Management library.
It houses the Pierre Wack Memorial Library and the Boucher Futures Research Library, gifted to Green Templeton College by Napier Collyns and Dr Angela Wilkinson. Green Templeton College and Saïd Business School acknowledge their generous support in bringing these collections to Oxford.
These two significant and complementary collections consist of nearly 6,000 items relating to futures and scenario planning practice and research. Together, they provide a unique and valuable insight into the nascence and continuing resonance of the discipline and its architects.
The library also includes the Art Kleiner Archive, a collection of letters, reports and other documents which was donated by renowned author, journalist and editorial consultant Art Kleiner to Green Templeton College, and deposited in the Oxford Futures Library. Green Templeton College and Saïd Business School are grateful for the generous donation of this distinct archive.
This is an important and fundamental resource for both early stage and experienced scenario planners and also, for students, professionals and researchers in general, anyone involved in scenario planning and future studies.
Pierre Wack Library is a place where historians can find Wack’s personal papers and his personal library. The archive constitutes a unique tool which allows us to approach the way Pierre Wack thought and how he elaborated his method: scenario planning.
The Futures Library is a must see for anyone who has the drive and passion to contribute to the field of scenario planning.