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The history of the medical sciences at Oxford is closely entwined with the development of a medical school at the institution, but both clinical and pre-clinical departments have today made the University a world-leader in the medical sciences. Explore the institution's long history of teaching and research through the links below.




1500s© Wellcome Images


1600s© Wellcome Images


1700s© Wellcome Images


1800s© Pitt Rivers - TBC


1900s© St Hugh's


Present day

Present day



1300s - 1400s: Image courtesy of Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, c. 1448-1455, MS. Bodl. 362, fol. 001r

1500s, 1600s, 1700s: Image courtesy of Wellcome Images

1800s: Image courtesy of the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

1900s: Image by kind of permission of the Principal and Fellows of St Hugh's College, Oxford

Present day: Image courtesy of Nasir Hamid / Oxford University Images