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Tower Lit Blue for World Diabetes Day

15th November 2016

World Diabetes Day

Magdalen’s Great Tower was turned blue to highlight World Diabetes Day. This day takes place every year on 14 November. It was created in 1991 by the World Health Organisation and became an official United Nations Day in 2006 (www.idf.org/wdd-index/). Its aim is to highlight the importance of taking coordinated action to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue. The Great Tower was lit as part of a collaboration between Magdalen and researchers at The Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) at the Churchill Hospital to help raise awareness of the importance of the research taking place in Oxford to combat diabetes. More information can be found here.