Oxford Medical Firsts: Celebrating 800 Years of Oxford Medicine.
For more than 800 years Oxford has made a remarkable contribution to the art and science of medicine. Scientists, philosophers and physicians have made the city an outstanding scientific centre from the medieval period onwards. From Roger Bacon's conception of science as the experimental and inductive study of nature in the 13th century to Dorothy Hodgkin's discovery of the structure of penicillin during World War II, Oxford has been responsible for some of the world's most important medical discoveries. Conrad Keating, Writer-In-Residence, The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, gives a lecture about the remarkable contribution Oxford has made to the art and science of medicine.