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'Meat the Future' exhibition wins 'Partnership of the Year' at 2022 Museum & Heritage Awards

Award Biology Physics

The 'Meat the Future' exhibition at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which draws on research from LEAP, an interdisciplinary programme involving MPLS zoologists, ecologists and physicists, has won 'Partnership of the Year', while Oxford's History of Science Museum won the 'Visitor Welcome Award'.

Chemistry researchers to develop novel energy and bioelectronic materials with new EPSRC Programme Grant

Chemistry Funding Materials science

Professors Andrew Goodwin and Iain McCullogh in the Department of Chemistry are part of the team of 10 researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge that will be at the forefront of work that on a new generation of soft functional materials.

Professor Kathy Willis appointed as a peer in the House of Lords

Award Biology Zoology

The House of Lords has appointed Professor Kathy Willis as a new non-party-political peer, after being recommended by the independent House of Lords Commission. She joins the crossbenches, comprising independent peers who provide deep, wide-ranging expertise to the House.

MPLS Division receives Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results

Funding MPLS

Today the UK funding bodies have published the results of the UK’s most recent national research assessment exercise, REF 2021.

Seven MPLS researchers elected to the Royal Society

Award Biology Chemistry Earth sciences Maths Physics Zoology

In all, eight scientists from the University of Oxford have joined the Royal Society as Fellows. All but one are from departments in MPLS Division.

Sale of donkey skins linked to trade in illegal wildlife products

Biology Food security & biodiversity Research Zoology

Newly published research from WildCRU in the Department of Zoology, in collaboration with the Saïd Business School, raises important concerns about whether the trade in donkey skins is being used as a cover for smuggling elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other illegal wildlife products.

MPLS departments to offer fully funded scholarships for graduate students from Ukraine

MPLS Teaching

A University-wide Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees will provide financial support and welfare assistance to those whose lives have been badly impacted by war in Ukraine.

New Biochemistry Building renamed the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building

Chemistry Medical science Women in science

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin made key contributions to Medical Sciences and was the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

MPLS researchers make the Forbes Europe '30 under 30' list

Award Computer science Engineering Maths Statistics

This annual list is intended to illustrate the power that young entrepreneurs and leaders have to transform business and society.

Oxford University launches the Astrophoria Foundation Year for underrepresented students

Equality and Diversity Teaching

The Foundation Year will help able students from disadvantaged backgrounds raise their academic standards and apply successfully to Oxford. A combined Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science course will be offered to students joining the Foundation Year of undergraduate science courses at the University, from October 2023.

Wytham Woods’ Great Tit study celebrates 75 years and reveals how spring has advanced a calendar month in that time

Biology Research

On 27 April 1947, the first Great Tit egg of the year was counted in the University of Oxford's 'living laboratory' at Wytham Woods. It was to be the start of a deep and on-going relationship between the bird population and generations of researchers.

Oxford Chemistry launches the inaugural Jamie Ferguson Chemistry Innovation Award

Award Chemistry Innovation and Enterprise

This award has been created as a legacy to Dr Jamie Ferguson of Oxford University Innovation, who tragically died in August 2020 after succumbing to COVID-19.

Three MPLS researchers secure multi-million pound European grants

Biology Funding Maths Physics Zoology

Four ‘excellent research leaders’ at Oxford, three of them from MPLS Division, have today been awarded major European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants to fund boundary-pushing research projects in Biology, Linguistics, Mathematics and Physics.

Sapphire fibre developed by Oxford engineering researchers could enable cleaner energy and air travel

Business and Industry Climate Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Research Sustainability & the environment

As part of an EPSRC-funded cross-sector collaboration involving Rolls-Royce, researchers in the Department of Engineering Science have developed a sapphire fibre sensor that can tolerate extreme temperatures and has the potential to enable significant efficiency and emissions reduction improvements in aerospace and power generation.

Oxford biologists reveal how baby elephants keep pace with the herd from birth

Biology Research

Using GPS tracking data, researchers from the University of Oxford have revealed that the progress of elephant herds moving in search of food and water does not have to slow down to accommodate new mothers and their calves.

Oxford zoologists assess the University's impacts on biodiversity and how to mitigate them

Biology Research Sustainability & the environment Zoology

Researchers from Oxford's Department of Biology and the University of Kent have carried out the first quantitative assessment of both the environmental impact of a large organisation and feasible options for mitigation, to inform work towards net-gain biodiversity for the University of Oxford by 2035.

Government gives £15 million to build software and computer systems at the heart of a new international telescope system

Computer science Engineering Funding Physics Space

Six institutions, including the University of Oxford, are leading efforts to deliver computational systems that will enable the world’s largest radio telescope

Oxford joins UK consortium to build auto-calibrated quantum control system

Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Materials science Quantum Research

Funded by Innovate UK, the £6.8M project will apply machine learning techniques to find fast, automated, and scalable ways to calibrate quantum computers. The aim is to build a system capable of controlling hundreds of qubits simultaneously across different types of quantum hardware.

New W boson measurement deviates from the Standard Model

Physics Research

An international collaboration of scientists has performed the most precise measurement of the W boson yet – asking questions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

Oxford University retains top spot for spinout generation in the UK

Innovation and Enterprise Spin out

Oxford University has been ranked first in the UK for turning academic research into spinout companies, according to a new report published today by data analyst firm Beauhurst.

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