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The Nuffield Department of Population Health will be open to the public as part of this year's Open Doors event.

Visit the Richard Doll Building to

  • learn about the department's world-leading health research
  • see our laboratories
  • take part in family-friendly hands-on scientific activities
  • listen to a series of 10 minute talks on the causes, prevention and treatment of common diseases. 
11:00  Introduction by Head of Department Professor Sir Rory Collins
11:15  What is a clinical trial and how do we do them? Dr Richard Haynes
11:25  Sleep, physical activity and their health consequences: a population health perspective Dr Aiden Doherty
11:35  Reducing unnecessary antibiotic use by giving patients good information Dr Laurence Roope
14:00  Introduction by Head of Department Professor Sir Rory Collins
14:15 The Million Women Study Professor Dame Valerie Beral
14:25 Don’t forget to call your parents! Examining the effects of social isolation on heart disease and stroke among UK adults. Rob Smith, D.Phil. student
14:35 How can we determine what all the effects of statins really are? Dr Christina Reith
14:45    What are the benefits of breastfeeding in the UK today? Professor Maria Quigley

Exterior of Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford

By bus

  • 900 bus service from Thornhill Park and Ride – Approximately 15 minutes travel time.
  • 700 bus service from Oxford Parkway - Approximately 30 minutes travel time.
  • 4A/B/C service from Oxford City Centre and U5 Brookes Bus from Oxford City Centre/Marston.  The Lime Walk stop is a 5 minute walk from the Old Road Campus.

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Forthcoming events

Transmission of group A streptococci in children- brewing up a storm?

Monday, 22 April 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

The effects of BCG on non-specific resistance to respiratory infection

Monday, 13 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Festival of Global Health - The Silent Pandemic

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ Curzon Oxford, Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford OX1 1NZ

Title TBC

Monday, 20 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Exploiting electronic health records to improve infection management

Monday, 03 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms