Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Our work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

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Rough Paths: gaining insights and building solutions

Impact case study

Researchers in the Department of Mathematical Science are using the mathematics of ‘rough paths’ and signatures to enhance the analysis of complex streams of data – helping to identify practical solutions to real-world challenges.
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OMass Therapeutics: New technology for drug discovery and development

Impact case study

Oxford University spin-out, OMass Therapeutics, is using new technologies to develop treatments for rare immunological and genetic diseases.
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Transforming Central Bank Communications: wider communication with targeted audiences

Impact case study

Michael McMahon and colleagues have developed evidence on the importance of central banks communicating beyond traditional audiences – influencing the Bank of England, and other central banks, to engage more effectively with the public.
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Combating drug-resistant malaria

Impact case study

Oxford University research has contributed to strategies to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, helping to prevent the spread of drug-resistant malaria and improving health provision and outcomes for remote communities.
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Making the case for sugar taxes: UK, Ireland and Mexico

Impact case study

Researchers at the University of Oxford have made the case for sugar taxes to reduce obesity and boost health – influencing policy in Mexico, Ireland, and the UK.
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Enabling digital inclusion through public libraries

Impact case study

Dr Kira Allmann and colleagues have worked with public libraries across Oxfordshire to identify barriers to digital inclusion and develop recommendations to help libraries better support digital access and skill development.
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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent depression

Impact case study

Research at the University of Oxford has validated and extended a novel approach to preventing depression.
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Rethinking the ‘Collection Development Policy’ for the Pitt Rivers Museum

Impact case study

Marenka-Thompson-Odlum and colleagues examined the Pitt Rivers’ Collection Development Policy in the light of initiatives to decolonise the museum, gaining insights and recommendations which will inform a policy update.
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Oxford historians apply state-of-the-art AI to transform the study of ancient texts


Ithaca is the first deep neural network that can aid historians in not only restoring the missing text of damaged inscriptions, but also identifying their original location, and establishing the date they were written.

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Youth Smile: enabling access to dental care for homeless young people

Impact case study

Maryam Ahmadyar worked with St Basils charity, Birmingham, to explore the barriers faced by young homeless people in accessing dental care, and develop recommendations to improve services.
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Big data and batteries help the move towards clean energy

Impact case study

Professor David Howey and colleagues in the Department of Engineering Science are using big data to improve battery testing – a vital step towards a clean energy future.

New postdoctoral global scholarships at Oxford funded by British Academy


Projects funded by this round of the scheme will support new research into a wide range of topics from the function of music in the acquisition of knowledge to the Communist Movement in Burma and the study of Syro-Armenian polemics in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

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Point-of-care testing in serious mental illness

Impact case study

A new approach to point-of-care testing is offering patients with serious mental health conditions vital health checks at routine appointments – boosting their health chances and saving time and money for the NHS
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Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of a new vaccine within 100 days


The researchers believe their work could enable Oxford’s ChAdOx vaccines to hit the “moonshot” objective set earlier this year by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which aims to help compress vaccine development timelines to 100 days from pathogen identification to mass

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Vaccines shown to induce lower levels of neutralising antibodies against Omicron coronavirus variant


Researchers from the University of Oxford have analysed the impact of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern on one of the immune responses generated by vaccination.

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Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers 44th Dimbleby Lecture

Featuring notable speakers from across the fields of  business, science or politics  almost every year since 1972, Prof.

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Oxford researchers honoured by British Society for Immunology

Professors Dame Sarah Gilbert, Teresa Lambe, Sir Andrew Pollard and Fiona Powrie received the awards for contributions to the field of immunology, from developing the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine to pioneering gut immunology research and have inspired scores of new immunologists in the fie

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Oxford vaccine reaches two billion dose milestone

University researchers reveal invention of simple manufacturing method which has enabled rapid scale up of vaccine manufacturing in 15 countries around the world, reaching people across seven continentsApproach provides a template for faster and more equitable supply of other vaccin
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Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool

New algorithm predicts those most at risk of serious Covid-19 outcomes from 14 or more days after second vaccination dose, when substantial immunity is expected to have developedAuthors hope this new risk tool will allow those who perceive risk to be high to make more informed decis
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Dr Helen Moore wins the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay Prize

The accolade is one of a selection of prizes and medals awarded today by the British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social sciences, for notable contributions to fields including Linguistics, Cultural History and Biblical Studies and is shared with Gillian Russell, Professor of


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