Life and Mind Building

Creating a world-class centre for life and mind sciences

The Life and Mind Building will be the largest building project the University has ever undertaken. It will significantly improve the way psychological and biological science is undertaken in Oxford, helping scientists to solve some of our major global challenges. It will be home to the Department of Experimental Psychology and a new Department of Biology, which will combine existing Departments of Plant Sciences and Zoology. The funding and delivery of the building will be undertaken in partnership with Legal & General.

About the building

The Life and Mind Building will transform student experience, providing laboratories for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, as well as lecture theatres, specialised support laboratories and opportunities for public engagement. It will be a catalyst for the advancement of psychological and biological science development both at the University of Oxford and on a global scale.

The new building will also aim to facilitate the University’s schools and public outreach through opportunities for art, exhibitions, lectures and conferences, offering a ‘window into science’. Whilst it will occupy the same site as the existing Tinbergen building, it will enhance this gateway to Oxford’s Science Area and create an exciting public space with better connections to the surrounding area.

More information

Visit the Life and Mind Building project website where ongoing updates will be published as the project progresses.

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