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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a research day, a chance for anyone interested in hearing about research within the trust. Come along for the whole day or pop in and out to talks of interest. 

An overview of the day’s topics;

  • An introduction to The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS)
  • 'A strategy for involving patients and the wider public in research: Beyond ticking the box'
  • ‘How can we materially help busy mental health professionals keep up to date with the latest research findings’ more on Mental Elf
  • A chance to hear about the activities at Oxford Mindfulness
  • Future development for mental health research within the trust
  • More on research projects that have changed our practice from the WHELD project to ketamine for depression and OCTET.

McInnes Room, Warneford Hospital, 10am – 4.30pm

A programme of the day will be sent out in November, if you would like to register your interest or request a programme please email MentalHealth.Research@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Thu 19 Nov

What Animals Can Tell Us About Sleep

Irene Tobler, Emeritus Professor, University of Zurich
Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute Public Lecture

5.45pm to 6.45pm Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road

Thu 19 Nov

Stem cells – The answer for all our ills?

Professor Zameel Cader will talk about how the world continues to face major challenges in providing effective therapies for disabling and degenerative neurological disorders.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre – Lecture Theatre Level 1, 6:15pm refreshments, 6:30pm start

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Wed 25 Nov

Stroke Awareness Event

There will be a series of short talks and research demonstrations; there will also be numerous stalls from local organisations, charities, wellbeing groups as well as researchers.

1pm-5pm, free, all welcome, Department of Experimental Psychology - report at reception

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Tue 3 November

Genetics as revolution

Join the 2013 Christmas Lecturer Alison Woollard, for the 3rd annual JBS Haldane Lecture.

The ideas of genetics are revolutionary, from Mendel’s perfect 19th century description of the mechanism of heredity, through the molecular revolutions of the 20th century to the present day. Now, new technologies allow us to intervene in the very nature of life itself. What can we change? How? Why? And indeed, should we meddle at all?  

7.00 – 8.30pm, The Theatre, The Royal Institution

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Mon 12 October

National Arthritis Week drop in event

Clinicians and Scientists will be on hand to talk to visitors and patients about osteoarthritis.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Atrium and reception, 11am-3pm

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Sat 10 October

The Heart and the Head

Join researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre For Human Genetics and James Bell and the Half Moon All Stars for an evening of music and genetic stories.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, 7:30-9pm

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Fri 11 - Sun 13 September

Oxford Open Doors

Every year Oxford opens the doors of its departments, colleges, museums and tourist attractions to the general public as part of Oxford Open Doors

Events at the Target Discovery Institute:
Science Fair: 10am - 4pm (Sat only)

Tours: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (Sat and Sun) - booking required
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Events at the John Radcliffe Hospital:
Come to the John Radcliffe Hospital and see how the pioneering work of two physicians working in Oxford during the seventeenth century revolutionised our understanding of how blood flows to and around the brain. Learn how this has shaped our innovative research and treatment for a range of vascular disorders. A talk on William Harvey and Thomas Willis’s books will be followed by a tour of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility and the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre.  Spaces are limited please email OBRCenquiries@ouh.nhs.uk
Friday 11 September, once from 4.30-5.30pm and 6.00-7.00pm

Chemistry and Cancer Research:  From Bench to Bedside:
How does scientific research in the laboratory translate into new ways to fight cancer?
Join Oxford Chemistry and Cancer Research UK to discover how advances in fundamental research help to develop new ways to treat patients.Saturday 12 September: Interactive panel discussion 2pm,
Drop-in session, exhibition and tours of the Chemistry Research Laboratory 2 – 4pm

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Events at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology:
Presentation followed by a guided tour of the department showing historical displays on the pioneering medical research done in the department, especially in the development of Penicillin. Booking essential.
Saturday 12 September: Tours at 10.30am and 12pm, South Parks Road

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Events at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre
Find out more about our work on developing diagnostic assessments for dementia and stroke, improving rehabilitation techniques for stroke survivors and to learn how to keep mentally fit!
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September, 10am-4pm, South Parks Road

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Thu 17 September

Antibiotic Resistance

Prof Angela Brueggemann will discuss the issues around the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in hospitals and the community.
Refreshments from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, Location: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre – Lecture Theatre Level 1
Sat 19 September

Harms in Healthcare

Kellogg College along with the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Kellogg College Centre for Governance and Transparency will present a series of talks themed ‘Harms in Healthcare’ with guest speakers Ben Goldacre, Jeffrey Aronson, Beth Shinkins, Carl Heneghan, and Kamal Mahtani.

Natural History Museum Lecture Theatre, Oxford

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Mon 3 - Fri 7 August

Uniq Summer School

Set in the world’s greatest research facilities for the study of cancer, the UNIQ Oncology course consists of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions looking at cellular and cancer biology, radiography, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, epidemiology, and clinical trials. The week culminates in a tour of laboratories and the Cancer Centre at Churchill Hospital, where students will gain the unique patient perspective. 

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WED 8 JULY

MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, GP Principal and Professor of General Practice at Keeled University delivers the annual Helen Lester Memorial Lecture.

University of Oxford - free talk as part of the SAPC Conference, 5:45 - 6:30pm

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WED 8 AND SAT 11 JULY

GET UP CLOSE WITH SCIENCE AT HARWELL OPEN DAYS

Ever fancied taking a peek inside a real science lab to find out what’s happening? Next week you can do just that and get up-close to science at the Harwell Campus open days. First is the Schools open day on Weds 8 July, followed by a public open day on Saturday 11 July.

Whether you’re interested in space, medicine, computing, engineering or heritage, there’s something for everyone! The Harwell Campus, which includes the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, is home to the UKs brightest light source used to peer at the very structure of stuff and has been used to look at biological structures to understand disease and develop drugs, look at historical specimens, aeroplane turbines, and much more! Vulcan, a super-powered laser is also based here, used to mimic cosmic phenomenon like supernovae for example. There’s also supercomputers, a centre for UK space exploration, and much more besides!

You’ll have the opportunity to meet and be taken on tours by scientists and engineers who work on experiments there, hear talks, and get hands-on with some science in the ‘Great Big Science Fair’. Oxford Sparks will have a stall there, so be sure to pop over and find out more about research at the University of Oxford.

For more information and to register visit the website: http://harwellcampus.com/come-to-harwell/open-days/

SAT 11 JULY

DIAMOND LIGHT SOURCE OPEN DAY

Find out how Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine scientists are using the biggest laser in Europe to develop new drugs and vaccines.

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Thursday 2 July

The 100,000 Genome Project: Transforming diagnostics for patients with cancer and inherited genetic diseases

Anna Schuh, Associate Professor for Molecular Diagnostics, University of Oxford explains how new technology and Big Data help doctors analyse genetic information of patients with rare inherited diseases or cancers including blood cancers, and the impact on the treatment and management of these conditions.

Refreshments from 6.00pm: talk 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

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Thursday 11 June

Autoimmunity-when our immune system turns on our bodies

Professor Paul Bowness, Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, will describe how the immune system works and describe how this process can go wrong to cause autoimmunity, when we react against ourselves.  This is key to understanding illnesses including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and autoimmune thyroid disease.

Refreshments from 6.00pm: talk 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

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starting Tue 2 june

Cheltenham Science festival

The Nuffield Department of Medicine is once again sponsoring the Cheltenham Science Festival this year. Researchers from the department will be getting school children and members of the public to try some hand-on science activities, ranging from extracting strawberry DNA to becoming virus detectives. Professors Adrian Hill and Peter Horby will also be taking part in a panel discussion on Ebola.

All day, 2-7 June

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Sat 16 May

Tingewick Fête

Live music, from the Ultrasounds, the Aneurhythms and Sham Jack; traditional fête activities, including face painting, magicians, and games; and various refreshment stalls, including ice cream, candy floss and Pimms tent. In support of the Mind your Head Campaign, an Oxford based charity that seeks to raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness, and the Silver Line, a national charity that provides a 24 hour helpline for older people. 

4-7pm, Osler House Gardens, JR Hospital, Oxford

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Mon 18 May

Pint of Science: Discovering Dementia

Listen to two fascinating talks showcasing fresh research in Alzheimer’s disease given by experts in the field, all with a pint in hand.

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm, St Aldates Tavern, Oxford

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Pint of Science: Worm tales and why they matter to us

Professor Alison Woollard, presenter of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2013, is joined by Karolina Chocian to explore what the nematode worm can tell us about the human body. How do we develop from egg to adult? How do cells know what to do, and why must some of them die? How and why do we age?

Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm, Wig and Pen, Oxford

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Tuesday 19 May

Pint of Science: Studying Sleep: Light and the body clock

Want to know more about how light controls when we want to sleep? Why do we get jet lag? Come along to Pint of Science and find out!

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm, St Aldates Tavern, Oxford

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Pint of Science: Stem Cells: Hope and hype in medical research

Did you know that we can turn back the clock and reprogramme mature cells, such as skin cells, into other types of cells to be used to treat chronic diseases? This event will explore the scientific and medical research being performed in Oxford on the development of stem cells and their use treating patients with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and migraine.

Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm, Wig and Pen, Oxford

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Wednesday 20 May

Pint of Science: Revealing relationships: Why Facebook won’t get you any more friends

What is the maximum number of friends a person can have? Apparently it’s around 150. Find out why, and how Facebook won’t be able to help – all in the chilled setting of a pub.

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm, St Aldates Tavern, Oxford

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Pint of Science: Ebola – Fighting the outbreak

With more than 25,000 cases and over 10,000 deaths from the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, take the chance to hear from those in the field about the ongoing battle to conquer this virus.

Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm, Wig and Pen, Oxford

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THU 7 MAY

WHY CAN'T YOU STOP SMOKING?

Paul Aveyard, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences will look at how our brains respond to cigarette smoking and the way those responses drive continued smoking, sometimes against our will.  

6pm,  Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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Tue 23 April

Invest in the future: defeat malaria


Event co-hosted by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, WWARN and Malaria No More. Malaria is a preventable and treatable mosquito-borne illness. Between 2000 and 2013, an expansion of interventions helped to reduce malaria mortality rates worldwide by 47% and by 54% in the WHO African Region, where most malaria deaths occur.  To mark World Malaria Day, a group of experts, including WWARN's Scientific Coordinator Dr Christian Nsanzabana, discuss important aspects of malaria control.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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2015 Weatherall Lecture: Vaccines for Malaria and Ebola

Professor Adrian Hill,  Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Jenner Institute, will deliver this timely lecture. Professor Hill leads research programmes in genetic susceptibility to tropical infectious diseases and in vaccine design and development.

6pm, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, Oxford

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THU 16 APRIL

TOWN HALL WITH ANNE WOJCICKI, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF 23ANDME

This town hall event, which is free and open to all, will focus on the role of personal genomics in the genetic revolution. We invite interested individuals, healthcare professionals, policy makers, academics researchers and other stakeholders to attend and join in the dialogue.

7:15pm, Sheldonian Theatre

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STARTING WED 15 APRIL

CANCER: AN INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN ONCOLOGY

This course will answer important questions: what is cancer? How does it work? How do we study cancer? What do we do about it? And how do we know that new ideas will work well? The course will focus on the future and the research happening in Oxford.

7-9pm, every Wednesday from 15 April to 17 June

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Sat 28 March

Dementia Information Morning 

Free short talks on Alzheimer’s, dementia, current treatments and latest research.

9.30-1pm, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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Sun 22 March

INSIDE THE BRAIN

A series of interactive activities, which investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself some of the fun and interesting experiments and get up close and personal with neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. Suitable for all from age six and up.

2-5pm, Museum of the History of Science (Basement Gallery), Oxford

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Sat 21 March

ATOM Science Fair

An interactive science fair with some of our researchers and more!  Try out some super science experiments, hands-on activities, and take part in a treasure hunt around the town.

10am-4pm, Abingdon Market Place

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ACTIVITIES: ART AND YOUR BRAIN

Enjoy some brain- and art-related activities.

Activities: 10am-4pm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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INSIDE THE BRAIN

A series of interactive activities, which investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself some of the fun and interesting experiments and get up close and personal with neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. Suitable for all from age six and up.

10am-5pm, Museum of the History of Science (Basement Gallery), Oxford

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Fri 20 March

Talk and Activities: Art and Your Brain

Researchers discuss the connections between our brains and art. Also, you can enjoy some brain- and art-related activities.

Talk: 12-2pm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Activities: 2-4pm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Inside the Brain

A series of interactive activities, which investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself some of the fun and interesting experiments and get up close and personal with neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. Suitable for all from age six and up.

12-5pm, Museum of the History of Science (Basement Gallery), Oxford

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Workshop: Exploring Your Senses

Join researchers from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences for this interactive workshop.

2-4 pm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Is there a right Diet for you?

This talk explores the different factors that lead to people becoming overweight. We discover how diets work (and why they sometimes don’t!), discuss how we can manage our own weight better, and ask how we can tackle the rising issue of obesity. Q&As and drinks follow talk, so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussion.

7pm,  St Helen & St Katharine, Abingdon

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Thur 19 March

Oxfordshire Science Festival: Atom! School Science Fair

A school science fair with interactive stalls that some of our researchers will be taking part in.

10am-2.15pm, Abingdon Guidhall

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Neuroscience in Oxford: Four Centuries of Discovery

A lively and engaging talk using original material to explore the colourful history of neuroscience research in Oxford.

7-8pm, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

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Wed 18 March

Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) Open Day

An afternoon of talks from OPDC scientists and clinicians on how our work is helping to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s and drive us closer to a cure. 

1.30-4.20pm,  Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, Oxford

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Tackling Brain Diseases

A series of talks and stalls presenting the latest research covering exercise and cognition, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease & dementia, and Parkinson's disease.  

5.30-8pm, Mathematical Institute, Oxford

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Music and the Brain

Ever wondered what’s happening in your brain when you listen to your favourite music? Watch and learn as auditory neuroscientists team up with Oxford’s wind quintet to guide you through brilliant soundscapes and show you how your ears and brains dance along to the music.

6-8.15pm, Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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Mon 16 March

Changing Bones: How our skeleton adapts through life

Find out how diet, exercise and ageing affect our bones in this interactive talk exploring the fascinating science of the skeleton.

7-8pm, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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THE HUMAN BRAIN IN ACTION **Fully Booked**

Come and see the control room of the ultra-high field MRI scanner at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB).

6pm and 7pm, FMRIB Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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Sun 15 March

Demonstration & Cognitive Testing: Cognition And Rehabilitation

Watch demonstrations of transcranial magnetic stimulation, eye-tracing and cognitive tests. Take part in a standardised cognitive assessment on a tablet.

10am-4pm, Department of Experimental Psychology, 9 Parks Road, Oxford

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Sat 14 March

Wow! How?

Make, test, explore and explode with excitement at this bonanza of experiments and hands-on fun. Over 30 different activities to choose from!

10am-4pm, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum

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Demonstration & Cognitive Testing: Cognition And Rehabilitation

Watch demonstrations of transcranial magnetic stimulation, eye-tracing and cognitive tests. Take part in a standardised cognitive assessment on a tablet.

10am-4pm, Department of Experimental Psychology, 9 Parks Road, Oxford

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Fri 13 March

Brain Bank Open Day

Talks, tours and a chance to see a real Human brain; uncover what the Brain Bank is and why its important.

1-3pm and 4-6pm, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Thur 12 March

Improving Healthcare through Research

A series of talks on the latest research in cancer, blood and genomic medicine

6-8pm, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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Wed 11 March

Exhibition: Innovation in Healthcare Research

Discover how technology is revolutionising healthcare both in the hospital and at home through an exciting exhibition, a series of talks and the opportunities to speak to healthcare researchers.

12-6pm, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford 

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4th Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre Open Evening 

This year’s activities will include amazing interactive science as well as a play and panel discussion about the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.

6pm, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Old Road Campus, Oxford

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Tues 10 March

Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC) Tour **FUlly Booked**

Take a tour behind the scenes of the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, with a talk on emerging techniques in diagnosing heart attacks and strokes.

4pm, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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Research into Heart Health

Tours, talks and demonstrations to explore the latest developments in healthcare.

6-8pm, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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Mon 9 March

Awake

Challenge your very concept of consciousness through music, poetry and discussion in an evening exploring the latest findings of the largest ever study of awareness during anaesthesia.

7-9.30pm, Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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Sun 8 March

Changing Minds: Stroke and dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation

Demonstrations and more to find out the latest in treatments for stroke, diagnostics for dementia, and learn how to keep mentally fit.

10am-4pm, Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre, Oxford

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Science and Dance: Finding Commonalities

This lively and interactive day will give movement practitioners, academics, scientists and anyone interested in any aspect of movement or dance an opportunity to stretch their mental and physical muscles, exploring shared and diverging understandings of science and dance and how these might fit together

10.30am-6pm, The Jam Factory, Oxford

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Reflections and Revolutions: A science film night

A film festival celebrating X-ray crystallography and structural biology; important techniques in a scientist’s arsenal to explore disease, design drugs and understand fundamental processes of life.

5-7.30pm, Old Fire Station, Oxford

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Sat 7 March

Science in your world

An interactive science fair with hands-on activities and experiments to have a go at.

10am-4pm, Bonn Square, Oxford

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