Good to know
Some key bits of information that might come in handy during your first weeks and months
ROQ Cafe Services
You are able to access cafes in both the Mathematics Institute and Blavatnik School of Government, which serve breakfast and lunch as well as refreshments throughout the day. The Maths Cafe is open 8.30am – 4.15pm.
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The Weekly Update
Our weekly newsletter is sent to the whole Department each Friday and contains updates on departmental news and events and celebrates successes and achievements. The digest is your 'go-to' source for Departmental updates and aims to replace the need for regular emails to all department members.
Get to know people
Networks are a way to get to know people with a shared interest. See information on equality-related staff and student networks, including the BME Staff Network, Disabled Staff Network, LGBT+ Staff Network, Oxford Research Staff Society and Seen in STEMM.
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Oxford Talks is the University-wide database of seminars, events and talks. Browse the catalogue and choose from the huge number of speakers Oxford attracts, or attend research seminars in other departments. Sign-up to the Division's weekly events digest here.
MSD Research Networks
There are also a number of researcher networks across the Medical Sciences Division, which support our huge and diverse community. These include networks for early-career researchers, immunologists, innovators, those with an interest in obesity and metabolism and more. > Networks
Meeting rooms & catering
You can book a meeting room or catering for a meeting or event in our building using PlanOn. Your PlanOn username and password will be emailed to you during your first few days in the department. If you simply require tea, coffee and biscuits you can contact Reception directly. > Full details
There are 38 Oxford University colleges, with beautiful gardens and grounds, along with award winning architecture. University employees may visit them free on production of their university card. Contact the individual colleges directly about details of visiting times. > Find out more
The Staff Gateway brings together information for those working at the University, and you may find the Welcome to Oxford and the New International Staff pages particularly useful. > Staff Gateway