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Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos

Tuesday 17th Jul 2018, 11.30am

Ancient Mysteries in Marvellous Mud

It took over a billion years for life to transition from simple eukaryotic cells, like primitive algae, to simple animals like sponges or jellyfish. But, why did it take such a long time?

Wednesday 27th Jun 2018, 03.15pm


Short summary: a classroom activity to introduce students to the basic principles of immunology, specifically antibodies, in both their biological role in immune defence and as research tools by using a hands-on activity to practice working scientifically. All the instructions...

Wednesday 13th Jun 2018, 03.00pm

Facebook LIVE: What is a virus?

We filmed a Facebook LIVE from the Rehwinkel lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford.

Friday 18th May 2018, 03.30pm

Materials for nuclear fusion: how do you confine a sun to a box?

We face an energy crisis, so the idea of a clean, potentially limitless supply of energy is deeply appealing. Nuclear fusion, the same source of energy that makes the sun shine, could provide the answer, but there are some big obstacles to overcome. 


Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

How do you grow rice faster?
Wednesday 11th Jul 2018, 10.00am

How do you grow rice faster?

Currently over three billion people depend on rice for survival, and, owing to predicted population increases and a general trend towards urbanisation, land that provided enough rice to feed 27 people in 2010 will need to support 43 by 2050.

Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis?
Tuesday 26th Jun 2018, 01.30pm

Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) has influenced history. The disease was for centuries associated with poetic and artistic qualities in its sufferers, and was known as "the romantic disease". But in reality there is nothing romantic about the disease. Before drug therapy was available in 1946, nearly half of...