Meet the students at the Nuffield Department of Medicine
Hear real DPhil students from all across the world working at the Nuffield Department of Medicine talk about their research and why they chose to do their work in Oxford! Click the link below:
How do you measure pain?
We all feel pain differently. What to one person may be the worst pain in the world, might be a mild irritation to another person; but why? At the moment, we don’t have a thorough understanding of how pain is processed, meaning it is difficult to devise treatments for chronic (long-term) pain.
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.
I’m an astronomer who works on understanding how galaxies form and evolve, while also spending time finding exoplanets, supernovae and other unusual things. I run the Zooniverse platform, which invites you all to take part in these projects from the comfort of your sofa, via the web. My career started...
Learn more about the statues in the court of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is often described as a 'cathedral to science', and the statues that grace the central court certainly make it seem that grand! This information sheet will tell you all about the famous scientists from Oxford and worldwide who have...
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...
Learn more about the paleontologist, Edward Lhwyd
Edward Lhwyd compiled and published the first illustrated catalogue of a public collection of fossils, with an aim to make the identification of fossils more accessible to the public.
He would probably be pleased to know that his collections are still open to the public, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History! Find out more...
Dr. Tingting Zhu is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and Member of Faculty within the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford. She is an Associate Research Fellow of St. Hilda's College and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Mansfield College.
How does the brain identify voices?
166,000 visitors, 700 competition entries and 1 live experiment! As part of the Brain Diaries exhibition, which took place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, researchers asked the general public what they would like to find out if they had access to an MRI scanner and a team of brain researchers. The winning question was chosen...
Lockdown Walks - What's up with those clouds?
If you don't think there's much left to discover on a local walk, think again! In our 'Lockdown Walks' video series, researchers at the University of Oxford share some of the fascinating science that can be found right outside your front door! In this episode, Andrew Williams, a PhD student in the Department of Physics, tells us all about the...