How we help to make the study of science and medicine more accessible

Our researchers take part in many events aimed at improving access to, and widening participation in, the study of science and medicine at Oxford and elsewhere. These include:

Labs also support local school students carrying out work experience during the year. Rachel Exley hosted a student during their summer holidays as part of the 'In2Science' scheme which helps individuals from low income backgrounds. Rachel’s student is now studying Biochemistry at Queens University Belfast.

In January 2015, members of the Tang lab spent at day at Elmwood Primary School in Middleton, telling children about the discovery of microbes, diseases caused by bacteria, and how work at the Dunn School led to the development of penicillin.