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The MPLS Communications Team is responsible for the MPLS website and Twitter, the Division's monthly newsletter, the Division's involvement with The Conversation, and liaison with communications staff in the departments and the University's Public Affairs Directorate.

See the Communications Team page for information about the team members.

MPLS Divisional newsletter

MPLS publishes a newsletter each month (usually the third Wednesday of the month) with news from the Division and information about events and opportunities of interest to members of the Division's departments. The newsletter is sent automatically to all members of the Division's departments with the exception of undergraduates. An archive can be found on the News and Events page. Please contact Sarah Loving ( for anything to do with the Divisional newsletter.


Please contact Sarah Loving ( or Kirsty Heber-Smith ( for anything to do with the MPLS website.

X (Twitter)

We are on X/Twitter @MPLSOxford

If you would like us to retweet you please include @MPLSOxford in your tweet! Please contact Charlotte Bird (

Events Digest

We send out a weekly Events Digest in term time which lists events, seminars, talks and workshops taking place across MPLS Division. The digest is sent out via email every Thursday, listing the events for the following two weeks. To subscribe, please email with 'Subscribe' in the subject line.

For events to be included in the Digest, please add them to Oxford Talks and make sure the organising department is listed either as an MPLS department or as MPLS Division.

Image Libraries

MPLS Division uses an image management system called Third Light, which enables departments to share images. For access please contact Kirsty Heber-Smith ( There is also a free University image library for staff (login required).

Oxford Sparks 

Oxford Sparks is the University's digital engagement platform for sciences, and produces high quality media such as podcasts and videos, as well as managing social media channels. The programme produces videos and podcasts, creates learning resources, and offers training for researchers at all levels. See more about how Oxford researchers can get involved with Oxford Sparks. Please contact Michaela Livingstone-Banks ( or Charlotte Bird (

Communications teams in MPLS Departments

See the Departmental Communications page for an up to date list of contacts in MPLS departments.

MPLS Communications & Public Engagement with Research Network (MPLS Comms/PER Network)

Once a term colleagues responsible for communications in the MPLS departments meet to hear speakers, share updates and discuss issues of common interest. For more information please contact Kirsty Heber-Smith (

the central University COmmunications Team

We work closely with the University's Public Affairs Directorate (PAD). PAD is responsible for developing public understanding of the aims of the collegiate University and the diverse range of its research, teaching, education and innovation activities.

PAD manages the University brand, organises its high profile events and promotes effective communication across the collegiate University, including external media relations for all parts of the University. A list of teams in PAD can be found on the PAD contacts page. Caroline Wood ( is currently the key contact for media enquiries and story ideas relating to research and innovation in MPLS. Content for the University’s central social media channels can be submitted by emailing

The Internal Communications Team in PAD manages the Communications Hub with a wide range of resources and information for all University communications staff. 

PAD also provides a University branding toolkitconference items and branded merchandise, a style guide and a digital style guide

The Daily News Alert is a daily round-up of mentions of the University in the media. Email to subscribe.