Our work and approach in the Oxford University Museums (Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Museum of the History of Science) chimes closely with values expressed by the Happy Museum. Universities are at the centre of debate, discussion and research and as University Museums we are well placed to be actively involved in engaging people around some of the big issues and current research and to develop connections with relevant thinkers in diverse fields from classics to mathematics, and including economics, ecology and psychology Joining the Happy Museum as an Affiliate will help us experiment with ways that museums can be places to experiment, innovate, reflect, connect and play.