There is a strong commitment to outreach at all levels of our Department. All members of staff are encouraged to actively disseminate their research to the public. This is most commonly done via press releases for important papers, in collaboration with the school press office. We run specific training courses and seminars on dissemination.

Open Days

Unlike many other university open days, it is not mandatory to book to attend a Biology Open Day here at Oxford.

Upcoming dates for Biology Open Days:

  • Wednesday 1st July 2020 - Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH)
  • Thursday 2nd July 2020 - Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Friday 18th September 2020 - Oxford University Museum of Natural History


The Biology Open Days run from 09:00 - 12:00 and consist of:
09:00 - 10:00 Meet with current staff and students (OUMNH)
10:00 - 10:30 Admissions talk (OUMNH)
10:30 - 11:00 Mock interview (OUMNH)
11:00 - 12:00 Meet with current staff and students in the new teaching labs (11a Mansfield Road)

For full information about the University of Oxford's Open Days, visit here.


UNIQ Spring & Summer Schools

Biology run a spring and summer school every year through the University's UNIQ programme. The courses are aimed at students studying in their first year of further education at UK state schools and colleges.

Students apply for a specific course that aims to give them a realistic view of Oxford student life, and they are invited down to Oxford to stay in a college for the week-long course. They attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, and workshops about applying to Oxford. Participants also take part in a variety of social activities in the evenings.

The UNIQ Biology course will include visits to Wytham Woods, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Botanic Garden.

For more information as to the UNIQ Schools, visit here.