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Science Research at the Cutting Edge in partnership with LMH, University of Oxford

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Course Outline

Introduces cutting edge research, across a range of scientific disciplines: Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. 

  • Leading academics from the University of Oxford will showcase their exciting current research in major fields of science and technology.
  • The course will cover fundamental research and the applications of that research to real world problems. 
  • Advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students can choose an area of scientific research to focus on in depth, discussing current research papers. 
  • Students will work in small ‘tutorial’ groups, with academic support, to create a model for a doctoral research proposal.
  • Students will learn about applying and studying for a research graduate degree at leading research Universities in the world.


Examines exciting opportunities in the world of research including:

  • The future of Artificial Intelligence - work taking place today which will develop machine learning and robotics.
  • Physics at the frontier - research into particle physics, astrophysics and high energy laser physics with a visit to UK’s national synchrotron, the Diamond Light Source.
  • Challenges of Conservation - the work of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) on biodiversity, policy and practical relationships between wildlife and rural communities. 
  • Engineering research and its commercial applications– how research by the Oxford University Centre for Sustainable Water Engineering is generating a commercial opportunity.  


Explores the entire doctoral training process

  • A series of skills courses will help students to understand what is involved in working as a graduate research student in science and technology.
  • Students will be able to evaluate their own potential for a life in scientific research and strengthen their postgraduate applications.
Programme Title
Science Research at the Cutting Edge, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Saturday 3rd August 2019 — Monday 19th August 2019

Delivered in partnership with Lady Margaret Hall (University of Oxford)


Lectures will be provided by leading academics from Lady Margaret Hall and elsewhere at the University of Oxford, including:


  • 'Current Research in Particle Physics' by Prof Todd Huffman, Associate Professor of Physics
  • 'Regenerative Biology' by Prof Aziz Aboobaker, Professor of Comparative and Functional Genomics
  • 'Chemistry of Nanometric Systems' by Prof Jose Goicoechea, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

For more information please visit the Lady Margaret Hall Summer Programmes website.