By

Paul Thornton
21st March 1858: Professor Arthur Thomson, the first Professor of Anatomy at the University of Oxford, is born. (University of Oxford Anthropology Diploma class of 1910–11. Thomson is front and centre) Professor Arthur Thomson is best known for his formulation of the ‘Thomson’s nose rule’, which identified differences in the shape of peoples’ noses according...
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Sir Peter Medawar, considered ‘the father of transplantation’, is born. Sir Peter Medawar was set on his path to a Nobel Peace prize when he arrived in Oxford in 1935 to begin his research career, working with Professor Howard Florey. In 1941, a bomber crashed near his house in north Oxford. The pilot survived but...
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Oxford scientists reveal new developments in MRI scans The scientists, led by Dr Daniel Bulte, discovered that by giving patients in the MRI scanner varying proportions of carbon dioxide and oxygen, they could measure blood flow, blood volume, oxygen use and metabolism across the whole brain. This major breakthrough would give medics far greater information...
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In October we hosted a pop-up restaurant raising money for Helen and Douglas House – an amazing charity supporting home from home care for terminally ill children and their families. The Dine at Mine experience saw the Highfield team tuck into delicious dishes followed by a hotly contested quiz. The evening was a great success...
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There is only one way to celebrate 20 years of successfully delivering great medical communication programmes: champagne and afternoon tea on a gorgeous day in September on the banks of the river Cherwell. In 1998 Barbara Jacombs started Highfield with the aim of providing the very best senior-led communication programmes. Fast-forward 20 years and Highfield...
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