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Oxford leads Nature Positive Universities Alliance to reverse biodiversity decline

The Nature Positive Universities Alliance brings higher education institutions together to use their unique power and influence as drivers of positive change.

New research shows how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of music

New research shows how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of music

The research team made up of scientists from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, used singing experiments to perform the largest ever cultural transmission study on the evolution of music.

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Mitigating the impact of mining in Mongolia

Impact case study

A project coordinated by the School of Geography and the Environment, and involving multiple stakeholders in Mongolia, is helping to mitigate the impact of mining on the nomadic pastoralists of Mongolia.
Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap launched

Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap launched

There are two key concerns about coronaviruses that demand better vaccines today. New COVID-19 variants continue to emerge, evade immune protection, and fuel the current pandemic, and the threat of other new and dangerous coronaviruses jumping from animals to humans in the future.

NHS COVID-19 app saved estimated 10,000 lives in its first year, research finds

NHS COVID-19 app saved estimated 10,000 lives in its first year, research finds

The new research, published today [22 February 2023] in Nature Communications, is the most comprehensive evaluation of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app to date.

Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the Institute for Ethics of AI at Oxford University

Oxford philosopher launches project to explore the ethics of AI

This comes with a grant which will allow Professor Tasioulas to jointly pursue a research project with Professor Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Abigail Williams

Professor Abigail Williams hosts docuseries on BBC Radio 4: I Feel Therefore I Am

Where once facts, evidence and rationality were the path to knowledge, now the logic of feeling, of ‘my truth’ and ‘lived experience’ offers an alternative. Do we know our world through objective facts, or through subjective feelings?

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Supporting the teaching, learning and assessment of practical science

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Researchers from the Department of Education have worked with teachers, pupils and exam boards to develop new approaches to teaching practical science in secondary schools.
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A life-saving test for preeclampsia

Impact case study

Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health have developed a life-saving diagnostic test for pre-eclampsia which is now being adopted across the UK and internationally.
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Towards better governance of emerging technologies

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Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) are helping to strengthen the governance of emerging technologies through research, public engagement, and the development of new tools and approaches.
an exhibition of brains

Your Amazing Brain: a user’s guide

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A collaboration between the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) and Banbury Museum & Gallery has brought an interactive exhibition on the brain to new audiences in Oxfordshire.
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Connecting past and present: sharing research on prehistoric Britain

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Researchers at the School of Archaeology have helped to illuminate issues in later prehistory through public engagement.
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A conversation on the constitution

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An innovative project is making Indian constitutional scholarship accessible to non-academic audiences through translation, dissemination, and discussion.
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7 things to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking

In this blog, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group and Martin Dockrell from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities share 7 things you need to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking, with evidence from the Cochrane Living Review of E-cigarettes and Smoking Cessation.
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Developing new approaches to analysing medical images in low-resource settings

Impact case study

Oxford University medical science researchers and medical staff of the department of Radiology at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, used new approaches to analyse brain scans of stroke patients taken with lower quality technologies, offering potential for research and clinic practice in low-resource settings.
Founders & Funders

Founders & Funders: Accelerating Oxford entrepreneurial capacity through a grassroots knowledge exchange programme

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A grant from the Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund has allowed the Saïd Business School ‘Founders & Funders’ initiative to pilot new approaches to fostering research/industry interaction and collaboration.
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Live well in Braunton

Impact case study

Dr Emma Ladds worked with a social prescribing project in Braunton, Devon, to help develop tools to measure project impact.
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Contested legacies

Impact case study

A new digital archive is helping to balance the narrative about Portugal’s colonial empire, and its key role in the creating and perpetuating the slave trade.
The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities launches Egypt Season

The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities launches Egypt Season

Using creative artistic practice, alongside cutting-edge technology and research, the season will tell the story of Egypt from the land of the Pharaohs to the modern, diverse country of today.


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