An Audience with Chris Packham
Join TV presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham in discussion with Hugh Warwick, natural history writer and passionate ecologist, to hear Chris discussing his newly published memoir ‘Fingers in the Sparkle Jar’.
As a Chemical Engineering graduate of Bath University I have spent my career within the petrochemical and refining sectors, first as a process engineer then transferring to commercial roles such as technical sales, marketing and product management. I became involved with Oxford Sustainable Fuels after meeting with co-founders from Oxford...
Prof Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, discusses exploring the ocean iron and carbon cycles aboard the RRS discovery in the south atlantic
In this video, in his Durham Club 2011 talk Professor Henderson discusses exploring the ocean iron and carbon cycles aboard the RRS Discovery in the South Atlantic.
I’ve always loved the beauty and mystery of the natural world, and fascinated by the history of our planet, with its strange past environments and creatures. However as much as I was curious I was also horrified by its destruction and driven to understand why and how it could be prevented.
Describe yourself in three words: Ginger cat enthusiast.
Prof Simon Hiscock is Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, and a Professor of Botany in the Department of Plant Sciences.
His research focuses on using genetics and genomics to explore the fundamental processes underlying plant reproduction and evolution. He is currently working on the Senecio (ragworts,...
What's in the Indian Ocean?
Much less is known about the Indian Ocean than either the Atlantic or Pacific. It's also less protected. What secrets lie beneath the waves? What new species wait to be discovered…? Dr Paris Stefanoudis tells us all about the Nekton project, its past and planned missions, and the role it’s playing in helping us to find out “What’s in the Indian...
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of art
If you'd like to draw in the Museums, a 'Sketchbook Introduction' is available to get you started. There are many brilliant and varied subjects to sketch - check out some of the possibilities at the link below.
Changing plant chloroplasts to improve crop performance
Chloroplasts are tiny protein-filled units within plant cells. As well as being responsible for photosynthesis, they are critical to a plant's ability to respond to its environment (for example, to the intensity of light or the threat of disease). They do this by importing the proteins they need - and getting rid of those they don't need....
The Cabinet of Freshwater Curiosities
The Cabinet of Freshwater Curiosities is a blog that keeps track of some of the most bizarre, exotic, unusual and interesting freshwater plants, animals, and other phenomena.