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Radcliffe Science Library Diversity Portrait Project - Help the RSL celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion in Science and Medicine

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) has launched two events to celebrate and highlight past and present contribution to science and medicine at Oxford from a diverse community.

  • The equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) writing competition open to all undergraduates in science and medicine.
  • A call to nominate staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.

The results of the competition and nomination will be part of an exhibition display when the RSL re-opens for Michaelmas Term 2023.

Details of the events are on the Science blog.


Contact your subject or outreach librarian

Whether you have questions about how to start a systematic review, the best way to conduct literature searches or help with handling your references you can always reach out to your subject librarian or outreach librarian. The list of subject librarians is available on the Bodleian Libraries website and you can contact the Health Care Libraries Outreach Librarians by emailing


Open Access

Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship 2023 – Schedule Now Live

What in the world is going on with open access and open research? Come along and hear from an array of exciting national and international speakers - and find out!

Organised by the Bodleian Libraries, OxFOS will cover a range of topical issues, including: 

OxFOS is online (game events are in-person) and takes place over two weeks: 8-9th week, Hilary Term (6-17th March). Sessions range between half hour talks and two-hour workshops. This is an opportunity to explore and debate issues, and jointly look for solutions. 

Visit the OxFOS webpage for the schedule information and to book sessions. We hope to interest and inspire you!

See the schedule and book now via this link


Open Scholarship: Digital Induction to Open Access (MSD)

Are you baffled by open, confused by embargoes? Does the mention of the colour gold or green catapult you into a realm of perplexed irritation? If so, this eLearning module will help you to understand the fundamentals of open access so that on completion you will know:

  • What open access is including key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges
  • Where to get more information and help
  • Where to look for open access material
  • How to find useful tools to assist you in publishing open access

This online course is designed for academic and administrative staff working in the Medical Sciences and has been tailored to meet your Open Access needs and can be completed at a time that is convenient for you.

The course can be booked on our iSkills page.