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.

Cybersecurity, risk and resilience: researchers and lawmakers convene in Oxford to explore critical challenges

It comes as Commonwealth countries seek to promote stability in cyberspace through international co-operation as part of their 2018 Commonwealth Cyber Declaration.

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Enhancing historical understanding through technology

Impact case study

The Quill project, developed by Oxford historian Dr Nicholas Cole and colleagues, is enabling new insights into the study of some of the key negotiated texts of the modern world.
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Accelerating achievement for Africa’s adolescents

Mark Pollard – So, how did you get into policy, and what benefits has it given you in terms of your academic research?

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Shining a light on China's history to build understanding of its future

Mary Dalrymple – Could you tell us about your background?

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From 'disaster' to digital

Iain McLean - So, Helen, can you tell us more about your work relating to policy, at the Turing Institute and beyond?

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Back from the brink

Katrin Kohl - What motivates you? Why is it important that we should stop languages from disappearing?

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Ancient drama and epic: investigating ancient and modern performance

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The APGRD is conducting pioneering research into the drama and poetry of the ancient world, bringing it to new audiences, and working with contemporary performance artists inspired by antiquity.
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Voices of stone

Impact case study

Oxford ancient historian, Professor Jonathan Prag, is working with Sicilian partners to develop an online catalogue of the island’s inscriptions, and with high school students to curate a major exhibition of inscriptions in Catania.
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Bishops, Brexit and bridge-building: connecting political research and public policy

Calum Miller – What motivates your research, Iain? Why do you study the things you study?

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Between ‘Two Cultures’

Impact case study

Dr Pete Hommel from the School of Archaeology is working with teachers and heritage professionals to build new links between the STEM subjects and the arts and humanities at Key Stage 2.
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Innovative Genomics

Impact case study

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Oxford is developing new molecules and reagents to accelerate the discovery of medicines.
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Innovating in Ageing: a public private partnership to speed the development of new therapeutics for age related illness

Impact case study

We are an ageing society. It is predicted that by 2050 just under a quarter of the population will be over 60, and with this comes a societal need to manage how we age. There is a global need for new interventions, which includes new therapeutics to treat diseases associated with ageing, in addition to obesity, diabetes, rare diseases and overcoming resistance to current antibiotics.
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Unlocking stories through collaboration

Impact case study

Historian Dr Oliver Cox and colleagues from a broad range of disciplines are transforming the way the University of Oxford works with the heritage sector.
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Mediating Modern Poetry

Impact case study

‘Mediating Modern Poetry’ (MMP) is opening up German poetry to new audiences in the UK and English-speaking world.
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Medical evidence through a philosophical lens

Impact case study

Dr Jeremy Howick’s application of philosophical approaches to health science has helped shape how we leverage placebos in clinical trials and treatment, and determine the quality of evidence required in ‘evidence-based medicine’.

Bringing the past to the present through history and community theatre

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Professor Selina Todd and Dr Andrea Thomson are drawing on their research to develop community theatre with partners in Manchester and Salford, enabling young people and women and men across a wide age range to develop their confidence, performance skills, and historical interest in the region
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A breakthrough in the development of a universal flu vaccine

Impact case study

A new approach to making influenza vaccines, based on mathematical models developed at the University of Oxford, could result in the development of a vaccine which will potentially protect people against influenza for a lifetime.
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New drugs for regenerative medicine

Impact case study

OxStem, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford, is developing an innovative new approach to the future treatment of diseases with high unmet need, such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, blindness and heart failure.
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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining: saving a forest for the benefit of clouded leopards and humans

Impact case study

Based on research at the University of Oxford, two short films were created to inform the wider public of the importance of Malaysia’s Ulu Muda forest as a water catchment reserve and as home to many forest species including the threatened clouded leopard.
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Putting 'no deforestation' into practice in the palm oil industry

Impact case study

Knowledge exchange work at the University of Oxford has led to the successful uptake of science in the development of new industry standards for oil palm plantations. This is helping to protect rainforests, maintain biodiversity and make palm oil production more sustainable.


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