Science Together: Oxford Researchers and Communities
Science Together: Oxford Researchers and Communities is a new programme that explores what challenges can be overcome or opportunities seized by local community groups when they are given access to the world class skills, knowledge and resources of our researchers. We work closely with community groups on projects which are important to them. Our pilot year (2021-22) saw 28 researchers from University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University working on a diverse range of projects featuring CO2-absorbing hedgerow pigment paint, an evaluation of the impacts of art sessions on the wellbeing of dementia sufferers, and the interplay between science, technology and hip-hop!
Applications for this year's programme closed in late September 2022. However, we would still welcome any researchers who would like to get involved this year, staff and graduate students at all career stages are welcome.
These are the 8 research projects which have come out of our incredible collaborations. Each one began with a local community group explaining what they would most like to explore.