The Unit held its Winter Science Day on Friday 14th December 2012. The event this year was held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
Over 70 Unit members and visitors attended including our colleagues from the Centre for Brain Research in Vienna. There were 12 oral presentations and 28 posters describing on-going projects and plans for the future.
The meeting was followed by drinks in the Museum Court Area and dinner in the Museum Gallery.
The museum was opened in 1860 to house the University Science Departments. It was Oxford’s ‘Cathedral to Science’, and this is certainly reflected in its architecture. On 30th June 1860, the museum hosted the “Great Debate” between Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Huxley on Darwin’s theory of evolution.