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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.
Roman coins

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.
cigarette smoke

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

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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

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Dr Emma Ladds worked with a social prescribing project in Braunton, Devon, to help develop tools to measure project impact.
Monument of the Discoveries

Contested legacies

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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.

Professor Ketan Patel

Oxford Professor Ketan Patel appointed as Chief Scientist at Cancer Research UK

Professor Patel (KJ) will provide scientific leadership for the charity’s activities and ambitions, and he joins at an important time following the launch of the organisation’s new long-term strategy earlier this year that puts discovery science at the heart of its work.

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Fostering connections between social prescribing link workers and the cultural sector

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A knowledge exchange event, jointly organised by staff from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) and Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), brought together social prescribing link workers and cultural sector staff.
Life expectancy of minorities hit hardest in the US during COVID-19

Life expectancy of minorities hit hardest in the US during COVID-19

The Oxford team found that in 2020 life expectancy for Hispanic and Black males saw major set-backs of 4.5 years and 3.6 years respectively, compared with a reduction of 1.5 years in White males’ life expectancy.

Professor Eyre offers a unique perspective on the history of the environmental movement, at a time when it has gone mainstream - although he commenced his interest when one of the great social issues of the day was the demand to keep coal mines open

From OPEC to Net Zero and still optimistic: Professor Nick Eyre on 34 years as an environmentalist

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Now (sort of) approaching retirement, Professor Eyre offers a unique perspective on the history of the environmental movement, at a time when it has gone mainstream. When he commenced his interest, one of the great social issues of the day was the demand to keep coal mines open.

People looking at a poster on a posterboard.

Confronting the past through history education

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Researchers in the Department of Education have worked with academics, young people, and educators to explore the challenge of tackling controversial histories in the classroom
Assyrian lion

Prophetic Assyrian Omens

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Predicting Donald Trump’s presidency via sheep entrails must rank among the most unusual exercises in academic outreach ever undertaken.
Bartlemas dig

Digging into Oxford’s past

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How volunteer archaeologists dug into Oxford’s deeper past.
Tactile exhibit in the Ashmolean

Please Touch the Art

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The Oxford gadget that could revolutionise museum visits for people who are blind or partially sighted.
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Tackling climate change by researching routes to greenhouse gas removal

Researchers from the University of Oxford are looking at ways to reduce greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.
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From the lab to the bedside: Translating healthcare research into clinical patient benefit

The Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is helping to turn healthcare research into practical solutions to benefit patients.


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