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Researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) engaged hundreds of visitors at Wesley Memorial Church on Saturday 8 October 2022 as part of The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival’s Explorazone.

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics researchers at IF Oxford, alongside a young girl taking part in the festival and experiencing virtual reality.

IF Oxford is an annual science and ideas festival taking place in locations across the city. It offers a variety of events, workshops and talks to explore the latest scientific research with audiences of all ages, and creates an opportunity for thousands of face-to-face interactions between Festival visitors, researchers and innovators. The Explorazone is an interactive science fair for families, teens and adults, which includes an hour just for adults and children and the families of those who are within the autistic spectrum or who have other neurodiverse conditions. The event offering 1000 tickets on Saturday 8 October was sold out. 

The Myth Busters team assembled by Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics’s Outreach and Public Engagement Working Group sought to discuss and debunk myths and misconceptions of biology. The Shaping Destiny team run by members of the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine, in collaboration with Professor Wes Williams (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) explored with the public what is human and how body forms have been historically perceived with a unique virtual reality experience.

Read the full story on the DPAG website

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