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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

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY ON ANTIBODIES

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 on this webpage...

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. Two researchers, Layal Liverpool...

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. 

Thursday 19th Apr 2018, 07.45pm

Facebook LIVE - all about Mandrakes!

We went live with Dr Chris Thorogood, from the ...

Thursday 22nd Mar 2018, 09.00am

How does electricity flow through small objects?

Single molecules are small – really small! But what if we could harness some of their abilities to conduct and control electricity to create new electronic components? Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating just this to find more energy efficient ways to transfer information....