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Festivals

Curioristy Carnival

On Friday 29 September 2017, NDS took part in a festival of curiosity exploring the world of research, with games, experiments, busking, debates, music and a pub-style quiz - across the University of Oxford's museums, libraries and gardens. Situated in the Museum of Natural History, we shared with the public some of the exciting technology that we use within the department. Read the full story.

Hay Festival

Dr Emma Morris (NDS) and Dr James Edwards (NDORMS) presented their interactive workshop ‘Science of the Skeleton’ at the popular Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye. Read the full story.

Oxfordshire Science Festival

We had a central spot in the Oxfordshire Science Festival with a booth on Broad Street in Oxford city centre on Saturday 25 June 2016. We showcased our multi-disciplinary department through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities that appealed to children and adults of all educational backgrounds. Read the full story.

School visits

Science session inspires young minds

Several members of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences’ Outreach Working Group have run their second ‘Science Outreach’ session in an Oxfordshire primary school. Read the full story.

Pupils learn about micro-organisms during British Science Week

During British Science Week, Dr Jo Snoeck ran a workshop on micro-organisms for children aged 6 and 7 years old at a primary school in Old Marston, Oxford. Read the full story.

Careers in Science event held to inspire sixth form pupils

An outreach event was held at St Edward's School in Oxford for sixth form pupils aged 16 to 18 who are considering a career in surgical Sciences. Read the full story.

Taking Science into schools

Professor Kathryn Wood took part in an outreach symposium organised by the Oxford International Biomedical Centre (OIBC). The meeting at Deptford Green School in Lewisham, London was attended by Year 9 and 10 pupils from six different schools. Read the full story.

Public events

OxAAA Aneurysm Awareness Day

Saturday 7 May 2016 saw the inaugural OxAAA Aneurysm Awareness Day, held at the Tingewick Hall in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Organised and hosted by the Oxford Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (OxAAA) Study team, the day was designed to provide a way for AAA patients and their families to learn more about their condition from the researchers and clinical care team in an informal environment. Read the full story.

Celebrating medical research in oxford 

The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre held a public open day 'Celebrating Medical Research in Oxford' on Thursday 21 April 2016 at the John Radcliffe Hospital. At the SITU stand, visitors found out about the training and support the team provide for the development of surgical trials and future trialists, the ACST-2 team presented information on the diagnosis and treatment for carotid stenosis, COPE demonstrated how to extract DNA from strawberries, and TRIG provided demonstrations on seeing the invisible using fluorescence. Read a report on the BRC Open Day in the Oxford Mail and watch a video of the day on YouTube.

Other activities

Drawing competition

We ran a drawing competition for Year 6 pupils from local primary schools in Headington, Oxford, with the theme 'What science and surgery mean to me'. Read the full story.