Case studies

Find out more about how the research at Oxford is having an impact on business, culture, policy and health. By working with external partners we can accelerate the impact of research on the wider world.

Conserving by copying: 3D Printing Tutan...

When he was photographing Howard Carter’s excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, Harry Burton could not have imagined that his work would one day allow the creation of a full-size replica of this incredible find.

Read More

Fuel cells powered by enzymes?

Alternative energy sources don’t yet pack the desired punch – but researchers in Oxford are changing that by developing fuel cells inspired by nature. Funded by BBSRC and EPSRC.

Read More

Elephants and Bees Project

A film from Kenya CitizenTV about an Elephants & Bees project to reduce elephant crop-raids by using beehive fences. This project was based on research by Oxford academic Dr Lucy King which was funded by NERC, ESRC and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

Read More

On the joy of not rehearsing Shakespeare

How Oxford Academic Professor Tiffany Stern helped a pioneering company of American actors to see Shakespeare and other early modern playwrights in a new light – by almost totally eschewing rehearsals.

Read More

Strategies to reduce animal disease in A...

Four years’ research among South African smallholders has resulted in an argument for attention to local practices in the treatment of livestock diseases. Funded by a Economic and Social Research Council.

Read More

Promoting democracy in Africa

Dr Nic Cheeseman has advised the UK government and World Bank on free and fair elections in Kenya and Zambia. His research has been funded by The African Conflict Prevention Pool of the UK government and The Economic and Social Research Council.

Read More

Lifetime Achievement Award – ESRC ...

Professor Sir David Hendry has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his work developing macroeconomic models which capture how economies work, and are now embedded in software widely used by policymakers and decision-makers.

Read More