Badgers are the largest remaining carnivores in Britain, ghostly quiet, distinctively smelly, and built for one purpose: digging. Over 30 years of research in Wytham Woods has shed light on the curious habits of these nocturnal bumblers, charted their family…

We catch up with a couple of participants who took part in Oxford University’s human challenge trial at a follow-up appointment a few months after they left our special quarantine unit. Trial leader Helen McShane explains how infecting people with…

We Are Wytham Woods

January 25, 2022 PR Team

Wytham Woods is the most studied piece of woodland on earth. From the birds, to the grasses, from the trees to the badgers, from the voles to the insects; almost everything in this beautiful bastion of English countryside has come…

Hill End, the outdoor education centre next to Wytham Woods, has been educating children on the magic of the outdoor world for generations. Searching for snails at night time and exploring the Woods are a couple of the immersive activities…

Sarah Watkinson is Wytham Woods’ first poet in residence. She leads us through a delicate maze of woodland and words, weaving together nature, research and poetry. In their work, scientists are objective: they don’t express opinions, they don’t talk about…

With 20,000 species of bees in the world, it’s hard to keep track of them – but with the help of the public, researchers at Oxford’s Wytham Woods are doing just that. While also bringing them closer to home, setting…

Flight is perhaps the most complex form of movement in the animal kingdom. Researchers at Oxford’s Wytham Woods are looking at exactly how it works, while branching out into how birds perch. Video made by Angel Sharp Media http://www.angelsharp.com/ More…

Explore the Skills4Uni platform

December 6, 2021 PR Team

Are you thinking about going to university? The Skills4Uni online course will guide you through the skills you need not only to support you in your current studies (such as coursework, independent projects or when you are revising) but also…