Oxford Botanic Garden lectures: GM, food security, pharmaceuticals and more.
A series of 12 lectures from the Oxford Botanic Garden, with leading academics speaking on a variety of cutting edge topics in plant biology, including GM, food security, and pharmaceuticals.
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.
The Freshwater Blog - the science, policy and conservation of freshwater ecosystems
Freshwater ecosystems are crucial for the humans who depend on them, but they're also fascinating within their own right. They include lakes and ponds, rivers, streams, springs, and wetlands.
Unfortunately, freshwater ecosystems are under threat, with extinction rates for the creatures who live in them up to...
Selection of podcasts about the Environmental Change Institute
The Environmental Change Institute is an interdisciplinary group of ecologists, geographers, environmentalists, physicists, economists, sociologists and various other researchers who tackle the problem of quantifying and responding to environmental change. As well as working with individual departments in the University, they also offer some...
Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings?
Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck?
To find the answers we headed to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford to...
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.
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of AS and A levels
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History provides lots of activities appropriate for Key Stage 5 students and teachers. From regular educational sessions in the museum to summer placements, there are some...
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.
In the hopes of meeting the food needs of billions of people around the world, scientists have...
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?