In September 2015 we welcomed 60 members of the public to the John Radcliffe Hospital as part of Oxford Open Doors. The visitors saw how the pioneering work of two physicians working in Oxford during the seventeenth century revolutionised our understanding of how blood flows to and around the brain.
We were impressed by the working being done and by the clarity with which the researchers explained their topics. We also appreciated the friendly welcome. - Visitor
Staff from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences explained how the discoveries of Thomas Willis and William Harvey have shaped our innovative research and treatment for a range of vascular disorders.
The researchers provided demonstrations of blood flow and heart monitoring techniques and demystified clinical procedures for subarachnoid haemorrhage, as well as giving a tour of the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre.