School visits

School visits allow our scientists to interact with students to:

  • help them understand how the science they learn in school makes a difference to cancer research
  • inspire them with the passion of our researchers
  • illustrate the career paths that led our people to make their living from science and technology

School visits come in a wide variety of formats. Sometimes we:

  • lead a series of 30 min science workshops with groups of up to 30 students
  • take a full lesson of 55 mins focussed on an aspect of the research happening here
  • talk to a full year group of 90 or more, perhaps at an assembly or as part of a timetable release
  • illustrate our career paths and daily life in the lab

... but there are many more.

Another great opportunity is to forge a longer relationship with a small group, meeting with them once a week or once a fortnight.  This allows us to mentor students through a creative project through an afterschool or lunch break club. Recently students in Oxford and Durham have developed new ways of communicating research to other audiences through hands-on activities. Through our video competition we have worked with students to communicate science through two minute videos which we call the Oxford Cancer Clips.

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We aim to enhance clinical and basic cancer research in Oxford with the ultimate goal of increasing cancer cure rates.
In Oxford, we have a great wealth of broad-ranging expertise and a powerful network of cancer researchers.
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