Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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View of the Department of Zoology Tinbergen Building at Oxford University from the New College Sports Ground on St Cross Road.
Purpose Research and teaching in zoology
Head of Department
Peter Holland
Key people
Parent organization
University of Oxford
Close-up view of the Tinbergen Building, named after Nikolaas Tinbergen

The Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, England, is a large university zoology department.


The department has several institutes and a Research Unit in and around the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Science Area and Oxford:[1]

Research in the Department focuses on the themes of behaviour, disease, ecology, and evolution. The Department is within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of Oxford University. The main building, the Tinbergen Building (named after Niko Tinbergen), is on the corner of South Parks Road and St Cross Road, with Linacre College and an entrance to the University Parks opposite.

In February 2017, officials announced that the Tinbergen Building would be closed for two years and all research and teaching activities of the Zoology Department would be moved elsewhere in the university due to the discovery of asbestos.[2][3]


The following people of note are or have been associated with the Department:[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Zoology, Dept of". Oxford University Pocket Diary. Oxford University Press. 2014–15. p. 175. 
  2. ^ "Oxford University Zoology and experimental psychology buildings to close for two years due to asbestos". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Asbestos find closes Oxford University building for two years". BBC News. BBC. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Bowen, Ursula (2015). "Memories of the Zoology Degree Course 1949–1952" (PDF). Biology News (4). University of Oxford. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "Peter Holland: Head of Zoology Department" (PDF). Biology News (4). University of Oxford. 2015. p. 3. 
  6. ^ "Oxford University Alumni Weekend September 2015" (PDF). Biology News (4). University of Oxford. 2015. p. 12. 
  7. ^ "Ben Sheldon". Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 

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