News & past outreach events

Oxfordshire Science Festival 2016

Oxfordshire Science Festival 2016

Posted 01/10/2015

The Oxfordshire Science Festival took place between 23rd June to 3rd July 2016. On the opening weekend, SGC, Jenner and ISARIC/ERGO had stalls at the science  fair in the Town Hall. Professor Peter Horby gave a talk on the Sunday about epidemics and outbreaks whilst there was also a Science ceilidh and dance interpretation of science events on the Saturday organised by the Wellcome Trust Centre. 

On the 3rd July, Repiratory Medicine, NDM Strategic, Ludwig Cancer Research, Wellcome Trust Centre and NDM researchers in NDORMS all had stalls at the Health Day fair at Templar's Square. A 'Health Day passport' made by NDM Strategic encouraged all visitors to go round and try all the NDM activities on offer as participants who visited them all got to exchange their comoleted passport for a small prize.  The favourite activity was the cancer detective coconut shy with blow football, DNA lego and the gene tree also all really popular. 

MMM Patient and Public Open Evening

MMM Patient and Public Open Evening

Posted 30/06/2016

30 June, JR West Wing and Main Atrium: Interactive craft workshop: 1-4:30pm. Participants were able to tell a story about infections and antibiotics and contribute to a collaborative artwork. 

Tingewick hall, JR Hospital: Scientific talks: 5:30-7:30. 

Cheltenham Science Festival 2016

Cheltenham Science Festival 2016

Posted 01/04/2016

The Nuffield Department of Medicine was a Festival Partner of Cheltenham Science Festival again in 2016 and we supported six days of hands-on demonstration activities in the Discover Zone: Tuesday 7th June: Respiratory Medicine unit - sputum gunge, straw table football, peak flow measurements and lung models. Wednesday 8th June: Oxford University Clinical Research Unit - all the way from ...

Emerging Diseases: From Ebola to Zika  Review

Emerging Diseases: From Ebola to Zika Review

Posted 13/06/2016

An NDM supported talk at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival, “Emerging Diseases: From Ebola to Zika” featured prominent epidemiologists and academics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford. The speakers were: Baron Peter Piot (LSHTM), Professor Laura Rodrigues (LSHTM) and Professor Trudie Lang ...

Pint of Science Festival

Pint of Science Festival

Posted 10/05/2016

SCIENCE IN A CRISIS

Come and hear about emerging infectious diseases - a very "tropical" as well as "topical" subject!  Professor Peter Horby (Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health) is talking part, Wednesday 25 May 2016, Doors 6PM, Event 7-9PM, The Oxford Retreat.
Loop Hole: An Art-Science Collaboration

Loop Hole: An Art-Science Collaboration

Posted 03/05/2016

The ‘Loop Hole’ exhibition was the culmination of a collaboration between the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and the Arts University of Bournemouth (AUB). Photograph copyright of J.M. Robbins  The exhibition contained artwork inspired by the science undertaken at the SGC and produced by students from the AUB over the course of the last few months. It was held between two venues, the ...

Combatting malaria through collaboration

Combatting malaria through collaboration

Posted 28/04/2016

On 25 April 2016, members of the public gathered with researchers from the University of Oxford. The event was supported by the Nuffield Department of Medicine and the Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, and organised by the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network in partnership with five other innovative malaria research groups to mark World Malaria Day. Each scientist spoke about ...

Head of Department Public Engagement Prize

Head of Department Public Engagement Prize

Posted 28/07/2015

We had a great response to the announcement of the Head of Department Public Engagment Prize in 2015, with many excellent nominations. Choosing amongst these was extremely difficult, and the Nuffield Department of Medicine has therefore decided to award multiple awards, in recognition of the many people in the department doing excellent work engaging the public with science. The award winners ...

Diamond Light Source Open Day 7-8 November 2015

Diamond Light Source Open Day 7-8 November 2015

Posted 13/11/2015

Researchers from the Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI) once again presented their work to the public at the Diamond Light Source open day on 7-8 November 2015. Over 500 people of all ages came to the sold-out event, where they toured the Diamond research facility and received an engaging masterclass on viruses from our scientists. STRUBI researchers provided visitors a chance to get to ...

Young Scientist of the Year 2015

Young Scientist of the Year 2015

Posted 03/11/2015

We again partnered with Science Oxford to recognize the achievements of the Oxfordshire best Year 13 science students, in a award ceremony at the Oxford Museum of Natural History on 15th October 2015. Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe was the keynote speaker at this event, where awards were given out for the Young Physicist, Young Chemist and Young Biologist of the year 2015. We received great ...

Science Day at Haddenham Community Junior School, March 2010

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