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The record of a ‘physick hall’ in the Chancellor’s Book for the early 1300s attests that medical sciences have been taught at the University of Oxford for more than seven centuries. Over this period, the institution has educated researchers and clinicians who have made revolutionary contributions to the medical sciences, and been the home of outstanding research and teaching. Explore the links to learn more about the history of medical and biomedical teaching, research, and discovery at the University.

1800s© Pitt Rivers - TBC


Learn about key dates and events in the history of Oxford medical sciences.

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Oxford Medical Sciences through the Centuries© Wellcome Images

Oxford Medical sciences through the centuries

Explore the history of the clinical and pre-clinical work which has made Oxford world famous in medical sciences.

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Women in Oxford Medical Sciences

Find out more about the careers of some remarkable women who have worked and studied within the medical sciences at Oxford.

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Further Resources© val lawless - Shutterstock

Further resources

Discover the various projects and research being carried out into the history of the medical sciences at Oxford. 

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Acknowledgements© Nasir Hamid / OU Images 


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Timeline: Image courtesy of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford 

Oxford Medical Sciences through the centuries: Image courtesy of Wellcome Images

Women in Oxford Medical Sciences: Image © National Portrait Gallery 

Further resources: Image courtesy of Val Lawless, Shutterstock

Acknowledgements: Image courtesy of Nasir Hamid / Oxford University Images