Public Engagement with Research can lead to significant benefits for everyone involved, including researchers and research students, their institutions, and the many different publics in society.
NDS staff and students get involved in a variety of public engagement events and activities throughout the year. For more information, please see our upcoming events and outreach news, and read about some of our previous events below.
if oxford science + ideas festival 2019
During this year's IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival, a NDS team of outreach volunteers spent a fun weekend stimulating young minds with a range of family-friendly activities. Read the full story.
cHELTENHAM sCIENCE FESTIVAL 2019
A team from NDS spent a fantastic day sharing and learning with some energetic scientists and surgeons of the future at the Cheltenham Science Festival. Read the full story.
IF Oxford 2018
Over two fun packed science weekends, NDS staff and students talked about and demonstrated some of the department's exciting and cutting edge research to audiences of all ages at IF Oxford. Read the full story.
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.
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.
science day fun at local oxfordshire primary school
During British Science Week, members of the NDS Outreach Working Group ran a fun and educational science session in an Oxfordshire primary school. Read the full story
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.
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.
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.