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Ludwig Oxford will be participating in the 2024 Oxford Open Doors this September 14th by opening up the Old Road Campus Research Building alongside a number of our neighbouring institutes and departments

Oxford Open Doors logo

Come to Oxford University's Old Road Campus to learn about the amazing science taking place in two of these buildings as part of the Oxford Open Doors scheme run by the Oxford Preservation Trust:

The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Oxford Branch will be co-hosting a range of activities designed to show the public the research we do at Old Road Campus. Learn about Viruses and Infections, Vaccines, Neurons, the Heart, and Cancer through hands-on family-friendly activities. Learn how to pipette like a pro. See real laboratories with sample preparation robots and microscope demonstrations (>16yo). Meet our researchers through lectures and informal discussions.

There will be hot and cold refreshments available during the afternoon and the building is accessible.

The ORCRB, housing the Ludwig Institute, the Jenner Institute, the Department of OncologyOxford Cancer, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, the Pandemic Sciences Institute and the Centre for Immuno-Oncology will be offering information and activities relating to the research done within the building. We are also looking forward to hosting researchers from the neighbouring Centre for Medicine Discovery team. 

The Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine are also opening their doors for the first time in their new building, so make sure to find time to go and explore the research done in such a wonderful new site!

Throughout the day there will be talks from our scientists to the public - further details to follow.

Please contact Charlotte Farrow for more information


arrangement of logos for units participating in Open Doors 2024. From left to right over two lines: Ludwig Oxford, Centre for Immuno-Oncology, Centre for Medicines Discovery, Pandemic Sciences Institute, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Institute of Developmental Regenerative Medicine, Oxford Cancer and The Jenner Institute.



Old Road Campus Research Building OX3 7DQ, off Roosevelt Drive (the Green building). The building is easily accessible via public transport connections. Upon arrival, please report to the reception desk.

By rail

The Old Road Campus Research Building is roughly 5 miles from Oxford railway station, with its frequent trains from London Paddington and London Marylebone, and many other parts of the UK. Allow 15 to 20 minutes by taxi from the station. For more information, please contact National Rail Enquiries.


By bus

15 from Oxford City Centre and U5 Brookes Bus from Oxford City Centre/Marston stops a 5 minute walk from the Old Road Campus Site. Passengers should alight at the Lime Walk stop.

By road

From the east:

On M40 alight at Junction 8 or 8A, following the A40 then A420 to Headington. Follow signs to Churchill Hospital/ Old Road Campus.


From the north:

On M40 alight at Junction 9, taking the A34 then A40 northern ring road.  Turn off for Marston (B4150), then head towards Headington and follow signs to Churchill Hospital/Old Road Campus.


From the south/west:

Approach from the A4142 eastern ring road and take the B4495 towards Headington following signs to Churchill Hospital/Old Road Campus.



Parking will be available on campus for the duration of your visit to the Old Road Campus free of charge. The parking is in the multistorey car park, as indicated by the orange rectangle on the map. (Note: There is also parking on the hospital grounds opposite the Old Road Campus Research Building. However, parking charges will apply.) Please note down your car registration number at reception.

Photo of the Old Road campus Research Building from the road. Shows a green science building. © University of Oxford Images / John Cairns Photography -- All rights reserved.Photo of the triple height space showing the atrium on the ground floor and two levels of windowed laboratory spaces from the central staircase.


© University of Oxford Images / John Cairns Photography -- All rights reserved.

getting to the IMS-Tetsuya Nakamura Building - home of the idrm

The IMS-Tetsuya Nakamura Building can be accessed by foot from the ORCRB and/or the car park designated for Open Doors visitors. Please follow the signs along our accessible route to and from each building. 

Photo showing the brown colour IMS-Tetsuya Nakamura building where the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative medicine is housed.