Alice in Typhoidland: Join Lewis Carroll’s Alice on a journey through the story of typhoid, from Victorian sewer systems to cutting-edge scientific research
20 January 2020
A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials.
28 October 2019
Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from OVG and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.
20 May 2019
Sign up to take part in our clinical trials, talk to the research staff, or simply enjoy a Microbe Mugshot Match or a Game of Crohn's (Disease).
23 April 2019
Drs Samantha Vanderslott and Claas Kirchhelle introduce their typhoid history research and 'Alice in Typhoidland' public engagement project. This work delves into the history of typhoid in Oxford and highlights why typhoid is still a major global health problem needing both water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions alongside vaccines.
10 July 2018
The National Health Service named Oxford Vaccine Group’s Meningitis B vaccination programme one of the 70 most transformative discoveries over the past 70 years.
28 March 2018
Researchers are working with schools around the county to find 24,000 volunteers aged 16 to 18 years to take part in the Be on the TEAM (Teenagers Against Meningitis) trial, led by the Oxford Vaccine Group at the Oxford University's Paediatrics Department with funding and support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
28 March 2018
The Oxford Vaccine Group are inviting students in school year 12 to take part in a research project to understand whether immunising teenagers with vaccines against ‘Meningitis B’ could protect them and the rest of the community against these potentially deadly bacteria. This is a national study involving 24 000 year 12 students across the United Kingdom. Teenagers at participating schools are being asked to take part by local research teams involved.
2 October 2017
Hannah Robinson and Sarah Loving from the Department of Paediatrics were recognised in the annual awards hosted by the Thames Valley Clinical Research Network
29 August 2017
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of the most common reasons for young infants to be admitted to hospital, and globally is second only to malaria as a cause of death in infants between 1 and 12 months of age. In the UK it mostly occurs from October to February, causing a wave of infections that stretch the capacity of children’s wards to their limits.
12 November 2016
Today is World Pneumonia Day!
1 July 2016
The 12 winners of the inaugural University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research were announced on Friday 1 July by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, in a ceremony at Merton College.