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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Oxford leads development of risk prediction model for more tailored COVID-19 shielding advice

Developed in collaboration with a number of partner universities and NHS Digital, this new model could be applied in a variety of health and care settings, including supporting GPs and specialists in consultations with their patients to provide more targeted advice based on individual levels of r

Taking the chance to improve how Parliament works

A central role of Parliament is to scrutinize and amend legislation. Hundreds, even thousands, of amendments can be made as a bill proceeds through the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

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National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI)

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Wave 2 challenge, Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine
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Robotics for a Safer World

Impact case study

University of Oxford’s expertise in developing robots for extreme environments has led to partnerships within two Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund projects, bringing together university and business partners across the UK.

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

Lucie Cluver, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, leads an £18.5 million research hub aimed at helping 20 million adolescents across Africa to fulfil their potential. Here she talks about her team’s work with adolescents in and outside South Africa, and with the policymakers who shape their lives.
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Shining a light on China's history to build understanding of its future

The ongoing trade war between the USA and China is one of the biggest potential threats to the global economy. With both superpowers imposing billions of pounds' worth of tariffs on each other's goods, it's a bitter conflict – but exemplifies why it's important to build understanding of China, according to Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China. Mary Dalrymple, Professor of Syntax, spoke to Rana about how he has informed understanding of China in, and outside, of the country; and established himself as a source of independent expertise to policy makers.
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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

Impact case study

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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Innovating in Ageing

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

Impact case study

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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