Discovering Common Ground
11 March 2020
Last April we joined forces with Corpus Christi College and visited Crewe to talk to students there about the impact of maths in materials and cancer research. We met Sarah Stubington and discovered that a shared love of science can create common ground. Sarah shared her perspective of our meeting.
Physics in Medicine
24 February 2020
When Pratik Samant was in secondary school, he had two great loves: physics and medicine, in that order. It seemed to him at the time, that these were polar opposites. When Pratik chose to study physics, that meant leaving medicine behind, of course, they’re different fields! That was 6 years ago, Pratik now reflects that would surprise his younger self to learn that in 2020, he would work in a hospital.
Super Science Saturday
26 November 2019
Cancer science amidst the oceans – how could we possibly fit our work into the theme of Oceans?
Fair tests and...fruit!
11 November 2019
On 8 November, OCTO Trial Management Director Sarah Pearson and Trial Manager Naomi McGregor joined children from Dr South’s primary school to explore some aspects of the work carried out by the Oncology department during the school’s science week earlier this month.
In the right place …
9 August 2019
When people don’t know they’ve supported your work, how do you say ‘Thank you!’? Obviously, you can hold a celebration event. Publicise widely, invite people in. Sweeten the offer with nibbles?
Chocolate is not just for eating – it can be inspiring
6 June 2019
Engaging people with our science is a job for all. We have some amazing people in Oncology and some of them are not afraid to get out of their comfort zone. In this blog, Roxy Peerless, from our finance group, shows once again that public engagement is not just for scientists.
Oncology Open Day
16 May 2019
On Wednesday the 3rd of April 2019, myself and 30 other students, from Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, attended the Oxford University Oncology Open Day at the Cancer Research Centre, Oxford.
Coaching confidence in communication
10 April 2019
How do we attract tomorrow’s brightest research students? Step 1: Make sure they know we exist. We don’t teach undergraduates; you can’t study oncology at A’ level. We need to give them a chance to explore how physics can cure cancer. How biology leads us to a better understanding of cancer, and how chemistry helps us design imaging agents that will guide therapy choices.