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On Saturday 9 September, Oxford University's Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB) will open to the public as part of the Oxford Open Doors scheme run by the Oxford Preservation Trust.

Old Road Campus Research Building

The ORCRB, housing the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), the Ludwig Institute, the Jenner Institute, the Department of OncologyOxford Cancer, and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering will open to the public from 12.30pm to 4pm, and will also host the Pandemic Sciences Institute and the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine.

An exciting programme of activities will be on offer, in which visitors of all ages can enjoy hearing from our researchers, watching live demonstrations, seeing inside our state-of-art labs, and much more.

During the afternoon, visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the WINGMEN trial from NDS Research Coordinator Martin Pirkl. The WINGMEN trial aims to understand how a hormone-like protein called insulin-like growth factor (IGF) helps prostate cancers grow and become aggressive.  

There will be hot and cold refreshments available and the building is accessible.

Please contact Romuald Binet for more information.

GETTING TO THE Old Road Campus Research Building

Old Road Campus map

The event will take place in the Old Road Campus Research Building, off Roosevelt Drive (the Green building), OX3 7DQ. The building is easily accessible via public transport connections, as summarised below. Upon arrival, please report to the reception desk.

By rail

The Old Road Campus Research Building is roughly 5 miles from Oxford railway station, with its frequent trains from London Paddington and many other parts of the UK. Allow 15 to 20 minutes by taxi from the station. For more information, please contact National Rail Enquiries.

By bus

  • 900 bus service from Thornhill Park and Ride – Approximately 15 minutes travel time.
  • 700 bus service from Oxford Parkway (Railway station and Park and Ride) - Approximately 30 minutes travel time.
  • City15 service from Oxford City Centre and
  • U5 Brookes Bus from Oxford City Centre/Marston stops a 5 minute walk from the Old Road Campus Site. Passengers should alight at the Valentia Road stop.

By road

From the east:

On M40 alight at Junction 8 or 8A, following the A40 then A420 to Headington. Follow signs to Churchill Hospital/ Old Road Campus. 

From the north:

On M40 alight at Junction 9, taking the A34 then A40 northern ring road.  Turn off for Marston (B4150), then head towards Headington and follow signs to Churchill Hospital/Old Road Campus.

From the south and west:

Approach from the A4142 eastern ring road and take the B4495 towards Headington following signs to Churchill Hospital/Old Road Campus.


Parking will be available on campus for the duration of your visit to the Old Road Campus free of charge. The parking is in the multi-storey car park. (Note: There is also parking on the hospital grounds opposite the Old Road Campus Research Building. However, parking charges will apply.) Please note down your car registration number at reception.