Science Area, Oxford

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Science Area
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Oxford Science Area
Science Area is located in Oxfordshire
Science Area
Science Area
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP515069
Civil parish
  • unparished
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOxford
Postcode districtOX2
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteScience Area, University of Oxford
List of places
51°45′32″N 1°15′14″W / 51.759°N 1.254°W / 51.759; -1.254Coordinates: 51°45′32″N 1°15′14″W / 51.759°N 1.254°W / 51.759; -1.254
Oxford University Science Area sign on the Keble Road Triangle in Oxford

The Oxford University Science Area in Oxford, England, is where most of the science departments at the University of Oxford are located.[1][2]


The main part of the Science Area is located to the south of the University Parks and to the north of South Parks Road, bounded by Parks Road to the west. Some departments are also located south of South Parks Road. Close by to the northwest, further departments are located in a triangle of land bounded by the Banbury Road to the west, Keble Road to the south, and Parks Road to the northeast, opposite the University Parks, known locally as the Keble Road Triangle.


The Oxford University Museum of Natural History opened on Parks Road in 1860. Several science departments moved within the building—astronomy, geometry, experimental physics, mineralogy, chemistry, geology, zoology, anatomy, physiology and medicine.[3] As the departments grew in size over the years, they moved to new locations along South Parks Road.

The Radcliffe Observatory Quarter further to the west between Woodstock Road and Walton Street, where the Radcliffe Infirmary hospital used to be located, is now being developed by the University for a number of departments, following the granting of planning permission in 2009.


The new Biochemistry Building was designed by Hawkins\Brown, architects. Terra Firma landscape architects worked with them to design the new public interest and external facilities required by staff, researchers and students.[4]


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  1. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 276–282. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
  2. ^ Tyack, Geoffrey (1998). Oxford: An Architectural Guide. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 281–283. ISBN 0-19-817423-3.
  3. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved on 2018-08-28.
  4. ^ Landscape Architects.

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