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Harmful placebos
How could a sugar pill placebo cause harm? A new review of data from 250,726 trial participants has found that 1 in 20 people who took placebos in trials...
Instruments on InSight's spacecraft deck
A UK instrument, co-designed by the University of Oxford, has captured the first sounds ever recorded directly from Mars. The NASA InSight lander, which is...
Oxford dark
Recent research has shown that 86% of students rely on parental and familial support during their time at University. However, around 9,000 UK students have no...
Prof Sir David Weatherall (2nd from the right) with H.R.H the Princess Royal at the official opening of the (then) Institute of Molecular Medicine
Sir David Weatherall, fondly called ‘Prof’ by those who knew him, was a general physician, a haematologist and clinician scientist whose research focused on...
Three students speaking at the Map the System competition
Don’t forget to register your team and topic for the Skoll Centre Social Entrepreneurship Map the System competition. Research a social or environmental...
Woman holding a map on her travels
If you're spending more than two weeks overseas for study, update Student Self Service with details of your placements/experiences. Overseas placements may...

WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Portraits, Archive Material, Trails and Talks

Basement Gallery, Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

March – December 2018

100 years ago, the first group of women won the right to vote in the UK. In this centenary year, there is widespread recognition of the political role women have played in society. But what...


Bacterial World

A new exhibition is aiming to show the positive impact of bacteria.

Bacteria World at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History has 55 exhibits, including a 92ft (28m) long inflatable E.coli sculpture.

Director Paul Smith promised the exhibition would explore "our very intimate relationships with bacteria".