Great Medical Discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford Innovation | University of Oxford

Great Medical Discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford Innovation

Event date
22 Nov 2013 to 18 May 2014
Event time
9:00 - 17:00
Old Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Venue details

Exhibition Room

Event type
Event cost
Admission free
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

For more than 800 years Oxford has made a remarkable contribution to the art and science of medicine. Scientists, philosophers and physicians have made the city an outstanding scientific centre from the medieval period onwards. From Roger Bacon's conception of science as the experimental and inductive study of nature in the 13th century to Dorothy Hodgkin's discovery of the structure of penicillin during World War II, Oxford has been responsible for some of the world's most important medical discoveries. The exhibition will tell the story of Oxford's place in the history of medicine from the medieval period to its current position at the forefront of medical research and clinical practice. Visitors will be able to view a unique display of treasures which uncover Oxford's role in some of the most significant discoveries in medical history.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 4.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm