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HIGHLIGHTS

Catch Medical Sciences researchers at these events over Summer 2017!

BRAIN DIARIES: MODERN NEUROSCIENCE IN ACTION

Fri 10 Mar - Mon 1 Jan

Oxford University Museum of Natural History 

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European Researchers Night: Curiosity Carnival

Fri 29 Sep

Locations throughout central Oxford 

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DNA ORIGAMI: HOW TO FOLD A GENOME AT THE ROYAL SOCIETY SUMMER SCIENCE EXHIBITION

Tues 4 Jul - Sun 9 Jul

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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VC's Public Engagement with Research Award Winners

The Medical Sciences Division is delighted to have won three awards at this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

Claire Sexton: Early career researcher award

Dr Claire Sexton engaged the public with her research through delivering Dementia Friends information sessions and public talks and through her work as Founding Chair of Dementia Friendly Chipping Norton. The group aims to bring together people living with dementia, caregivers, community organisations and researchers to increase awareness of dementia locally and improve inclusion and quality of life.

Oxford Martin School & Museum of the History of Science: Demystifying antibiotics

Running between November 2016 and May 2017, the Back from the Dead exhibition challenged common antibiotic myths and generated new research data by surveying public understandings of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance and attitudes towards antibiotic stewardship. Together with public events, gallery tours, arts workshops and a schools engagement programme, Back from the Dead has attracted 47,796 visitors from all age and income groups from Oxfordshire and further afield.

Museum of Natural History & Oxford Neuroscience: Brain diaries

Brain Diaries is an exhibition at the Museum of Natural History, with an accompanying public event programme; online digital resources, developed in partnership with Oxford Neuroscience. The exhibition presents current understanding of the healthy brain from pre-birth to old age, while the public programme explores translational and clinical neuroscience research. The exhibition also promotes active public participation in research, enabling visitors to take part in research studies and contribute new ideas for brain investigations.

Highlights of our past events

Medical research council Festival of Medical research

Sat 17 Jun - Sun 25 Jun

Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire

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Oxfordshire Science Festival

Fri 16 Jun - Wed 21 Jun

Locations throughout central Oxford 

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Living Well Oxford 

Mon 15 May - Sun 21 May 

Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley 

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