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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.

1300s-1400s                                                                            1500s


1500s© Wellcome Images


1600s                                                                                       1700s

1600s© Wellcome Images

1700s© Wellcome Images


1800s                                                                                       1900s

1800s© Pitt Rivers - TBC1900s© 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