In July, twenty eight 17-year old students gathered from across the UK to learn about cancer research carried out in Oxford. All the students had applied to join the prestigious Oxford UNIQ summer school programme and overall 875 students were given an amazing chance to experience student life in Oxford which included living in colleges, eating in halls and studying material they would not have access to in school.
Engage with Us
The Oxfordshire Science Festival is coming soon and the Department of Oncology will be at the launch event on Saturday 25 (12:00 to 17:00) and Sunday 26 June (13:00 to 17:00). Find us on Broad Street/Cornmarket in central Oxford, where we will be exploring how cancer cells can become resistant to our drugs and how our scientists are working to stop this happening and improve survival rates.
The Lord Mayor of Oxford is joining forces with a cancer patient, who received life-saving treatment in the city, to unite the community on World Cancer Day.
Cancer Research UK and Oxford City Council are being supported by five local charities - Macmillan, Sue Ryder, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Cochrane and the Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group - to help raise money and awareness, and represent cancer patients in Oxford on February 4.
Are you in Years 10-13 at school?
We want you to help explain our science in a 2 minute video. Two previous prize entries are already on YouTube - search Oxford Cancer Clips.
Think you can do better? Then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. You have until the 1 December 2015 to get your entry to us.
Each year the Department of Oncology teams up with the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre to offer a public engagement training course. This year Dr Ruth Travis, a graduate of the course, was invited to the Science Museum in London to take part in the Museum’s Lates series as part of an event centring on cravings.
Dr Judith Nicholson, a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Oncology, recently won a chance to showcase her work to secondary school students in London.
Judith applied for and was selected to become a Brilliant Club tutor, which gave her the opportunity to design a tutorial course on her specialist area of research and deliver it to a group of Year 10 pupils at Lampton School in Hounslow. She attended a weekend training session to help develop her course, at which she was advised by the trainers to encourage the students to aim high.
The Department of Oncology is one of 40 people or institutions that donated an object to the ‘40 Years, 40 Objects’ exhibition, which opened today at the Museum of Oxford.
The Museum of Oxford is 40 years old this year, and to commemorate this anniversary and celebrate the modern history of Oxford, the museum is exhibiting 40 objects which have either been made or found in the last 40 years. The University of Oxford is represented by a piece of Frozen Lightning from the Department of Oncology.