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Friday, 16 June 2017
Medical Research Council - Festival of Medical Research.
Members of the Department of Oncology will be out and about in the community over the next week or so explaining how your tax money is used to fund ground breaking medical research in Oxford. Scientists from all over the world work together to tackle cancer, eczema, and aenemia. Your genes play...
Friday, 5 May 2017
Video makers visit the Department of Oncology
Last September, a challenge went out to schools to make a two-minute video to explain our science to the public. Over 30 teams of students rose to the challenge. On 5 April, the top six entries visited the Department of Oncology to collect their prizes and take advantage of the opportunity to...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
A big thank you to the Natural History Museum in Oxford for again giving us a chance to show off our science on Saturday, 11 March. They tolerated a lot of mess as we enterained our visitors with some ideas from Professor Sibson who is developing ways to make brain tumours more accessible to...
Friday, 10 March 2017
Super Science Saturday: curing the brain
Visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and explore science surrounded by dinosaurs! On Saturday 11 March, members of the Department of Oncology will be exploring how the brain presents special challenges in cancer research. They will be highlighting the work of Professor Nicola...
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Girls do physics: physics cures cancer
In late February the Department of Physics hosted a Greenlight for Girls event to encourage young women to think about studying physics and to challenge the perception that physics is for boys. The Department of Oncology joined the workshop which highlighted the impact of physics in the treatment...
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Oxford talking about Stand up to Cancer
On Friday, 21 October scientists from the University of Oxford’s Department of Oncology and Institute of Biomedical Engineering – Professor Boris Vojnovic, Professor Anne Kiltie, Jia-Ling Ruan, Yesna Yildiz and Professor Eleanor Stride, will be part of the audience in the live show of “Stand up to...
Monday, 26 September 2016
Fourth annual school video competition launched
Are you in Years 10-13 at school? We want you to help explain our science in a 2 minute video. Our previous prize entries are available on YouTube (search Oxford Cancer Clips) and under Schools and Colleges on the Engage With Us pages of our website. Think you can do better? Then get in touch...
Monday, 1 August 2016
Oxfordshire Science Festival - signalling progress in cancer research
Over two weekends in June and July the Department of Oncology went out and about in Oxford as part of Oxfordshire Science Festival and visited Broad Street in the centre of Oxford and Templar Square in Cowley. Interactive stories were shared with members of the public on how cells decide when to...
Friday, 29 July 2016
A UNIQ course in cancer research
In July, twenty eight 17-year old students gathered from across the UK to learn about cancer research carried out in Oxford. All the students had applied to join the prestigious Oxford UNIQ summer school programme and overall 875 students were given an amazing chance to experience student life in...
Monday, 25 July 2016
A festival of medical research
If you pay tax in the UK then you help fund our research. Inspired by this the Department of Oncology set out on a road trip across the Thames Valley area in support of the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) “Festival of Medical Research”. MRC is a leading funder of research into human disease and...
Monday, 10 August 2015
Interview with Sarah Blagden, Associate Professor of Experimental Cancer Therapeutics
Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Department of Oncology’s ‘Evolution of Cancer’ board game receives press coverage
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