History of Neuroscience
The University of Oxford has a long and illustrious history of neuroscience research dating back to the seventeenth century. Today we are keen to promote an understanding of the history of neuroscience and to preserve our heritage for future generations.
We are proud to be involved in these exciting projects
Quatercentenary of Thomas Willis’s birth
Following celebrations to mark the quatercentenary of pioneering neuroanatomist Thomas Willis's birthday, you can now visit a new comprehensive Willis resource page on the DPAG website, with all the videos from Professor Zoltán Molnár & much more!
The History of Medical Sciences website
Funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies this project, led by Damion Young, Jon Mason and Zoltan Molnar in the Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, aims to preserve and bring to life the History of Medical Sciences through seminars, slides, objects and images.
Rotating 360° images of historical objects
High-resolution, zoomable scans of historic microscope slides
The Nuffield Department of Anaesthesia Online Museum
The departmental museum was collected by Richard "Dicky" Salt over many years, from a wide variety of sources in the UK and abroad.
This collection is now available to the world-wide anaesthetic community on the Internet.
Historical material held at Oxford; The Hunterian, Glasgow; and UCL
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
Online History of European Neuroscience Projects
European Brain Museums Project
British Neuroscience Association
Thomas Willis (1621–1675), the Founder of Clinical Neuroscience
A Short History of European Neuroscience from the late 18th to the mid 20th Century
Insights into the Life and Work of Sir Charles Sherrington
Hermann Blaschko - Pharmacologist 1900-1993
Audrey Juliet Arnott (1901‐1974) The Legacy of an Artist in Neurosurgery
Psychology in Oxford 1898 - 1949
50 Years of Experimental Psychology at Oxford