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...
Give Peas a Chance
What do peas, antlers and explosives have in common? Nitrogen; it's a very interesting element. It's crucial to plant growth and therefore global food suppl. In this video we explore how science is revisiting an old relationship that involves a family of plants including peas.
Blogs on Plant Sciences at Oxford
The Department of Plant Sciences have set up a blog which is regularly updated by several PhD students, Professors, and authors. It's full of beautiful pictures and down-to-earth descriptions of their work - check it out!
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...
I have been interested in plants since I was little. And later I heard that there is a place called Kew Gardens in England, where a huge collection of plants from all over the world can be found. Since then, I had always dreamed of visiting Kew Gardens, and enjoying her beauty for all four seasons. And that dream finally came true luckily...
Facebook LIVE about Rafflesia the largest flower on earth!
Tune in on Monday at 2pm as we interview Dr Chris Thorogood, Head of Science from Oxford Botanical gardens about RafflesiaL the largest flower on earth.
Oxford University Botanic Garden Out of Hours Plant Science - The Future of Food and Professor Philip Poole Masterclass Series
Talented young biologists often assume that the best way to make a difference is to become a doctor. The out of hours masterclass series at the Botanic Garden aims to encourage A level biologists to think about plant science as an important and interesting area of biology and one that would allow them to tackle global changes and apply for...
Image sheet of plants and animals children may see at their local park
A great resource from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to help children engage with the plants and animals they will see at the park!
Hardy Crops To Tackle Food Insecurity
Our world is getting more and more densely populated. By 2050 there’ll be nearly 10 billion people on our planet and agricultural demand is predicted to rise by 70%. So how will we ensure that every human alive gets the food they need?
Information on games, trails, jokes and crafts from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's Learning Zone
Here, you'll find all kinds of interactive activities provided by the Oxford Museum of Natural History: