My passion for Geology began at school in the Mendip Hills where I collected fossils and minerals. After school, I completed a BSc. in Geology and Physics at University College, London and a Ph.D in Geophysics at the University of Durham. My research project at Durham involved a study of the sea floor and what lay beneath it north of Scotland....
Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and heads the Cardiac Metabolism Research Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford after joining the University of Oxford in 1991. Prior to her current appointment, she was a Group Leader for the National Research Council of Canada and an...
Shahnaz ('Shaz') Hoque
Fighting climate change with a star in a box!
Botanic Garden: Chemistry audio tour
Join researchers for a chemistry-based audio tour of the Oxford Botanical Gardens! The lectures discuss a variety of fascinating topics, from photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation, to why ginger smells the way it does and how coffee is decaffeinated. Follow the link below to find out more:
Why is Oxford's Botanic Garden making gin?
Established in 1621, the Oxford Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK. It has been - and remains – an invaluable resource for education, scientific research, and conservation. But recently it’s added another feather to its cap, teaming up with The Oxford Artisan Distillery to produce its very own ‘Physic Gin’. So what exactly is...
Inside Oxford Science podcasts with Marcus du Sautoy
A crack team of Oxford scientists, including Marcus du Sautoy, investigate the most exciting new science topics. Learn about dark matter and the Big Bang, why people love Pi, the science of pheromones and much more by clicking the link below!
Ritwika (Ricky) Sengupta
Describe yourself in three words: Excitable, organized, slight-worrier.
Using your science to reveal how much rain fell on the dinosaurs
During the Cretaceous period (145 to 66 million years ago), the world was very different! It was hotter, with more rainfall, and dinosaurs would have roamed the lush wetlands and forests that existed in the UK. Understanding these past warm worlds can help us...
Richard G. Compton
I chose chemistry as a career partly because, when I was a schoolboy at a state school in rural Somerset and when I was a student both at Oxford University and at Imperial College London, I had wide interests - especially in chemistry, mathematics and geology. Becoming a physical chemist has allowed me to be active in all three areas. For...
Where is my hoverboard?
According to the much-loved 'Back to the Future' franchise, we should all be zipping around on hoverboards by now. As we come to terms with our disappointment that they STILL haven't hit the shelves, Dr Clara Barker from Oxford University's Materials Science department discusses the technology that would be required to build one, and we learn...