The Department of Oncology regularly provides science content for programmes aimed at encouraging young people to aspire to study science and widening participation in tertiary and Oxbridge education.
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On Friday, 29 September the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology was to be found in the University of Oxford's Natural History Museum building a blood vessel along one of the cloisters overlooked by Charles Darwin. The Oxford Institute’s blood vessel allowed visitors to explore the complex journey a cancer must take if it is to successfully set up a new colony.
Runners at the Framwellgate ParkRun got a taste of cancer research with their morning run on Saturday,15 July.
On Monday, 24 July the Department of Oncology will welcome 27 students from across the UK who will gather in Oxford to find out what it would be like to study here.
During the week the students will live in college accommodation, eatin the halls, experience student life and discover the science behind tomorrow's cancer medicine.
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.
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 explore our science face-to-face by visiting the labs. Prizes were presented by Caitriona Woolhouse from University Admissions and the students were able to meet Dr Tessa Greenhalgh, a clinician scientist working in the department.
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 of cancer and the opportunities still there for physics graduates to play a role in cancer research.
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.
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 Sibson who is developing new ways to detect brain tumours and treat them.
The Department of Oncology's video competition was held over the Michaelmas Term (2016) and the top three were invited to visit the Department of Oncology in April.
The competition was won by Sarah Lua, Lena Albot, Sarah Mok, and Jassy Panesar from Wycombe Abbey. They submitted a video describing advances in immunotherapy.