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The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is delighted to be taking part in the Oxfordshire Science Festival this month.

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How quickly can you remove a patient’s organs without making a fatal mistake?

We will be showcasing our multi-disciplinary department through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities at the Oxford Science Fair (Broad Street) on Saturday 25 June.

Children and adults of all educational backgrounds are invited to try their hand at a giant operation game, discover some of the latest operation technologies, explore the human body under the microscope and learn about human anatomy.

There will be 3D printed bones with the chance to peer down the microscope to see what bones are made of, and how they can be affected by cancer. There will also be the opportunity to learn more about organ transplantation, and have a go at piecing together a human anatomy model containing the vital organs of the body.

Our research nurses and clinical trials team will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the medical trials going on in the department. And there will be a display of beautiful illustrations provided by Year 6 pupils from local primary schools depicting what science and surgery means to them.

Emma Morris, the Outreach Coordinator for NDS, said: ‘Our aim for the day is to inspire people about science and make science fun for everyone. We have a lot of exciting research taking place in the department and we are excited for this opportunity to showcase some of our work. So come along and discover what surgical sciences is all about!’  

This year’s Oxfordshire Science Festival runs from 23 June to 3 July 2016. View the full programme.

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