Video tour of The Oxford Science Park



Event type

Alumni, College


27 April 2023



On Thursday 27th April, we were joined by the President of Magdalen College, Dinah Rose KC, and TOSP CEO Rory Maw on a video tour of The Oxford Science Park. The video was broadcast at 5.30pm BST followed by a live online Q&A.

 Speakers included CEO Mike Karim at the lab of Oxford Endovascular, a spin-out from Magdalen College, working to prevent brain haemorrhage by curing brain aneurysms; Constantin Coussios, Professor of Engineering and co-founder of OrganOx, enabling safer and efficient organ transplants, and Fiona Reid (1983), Associate Professor of Bioscience Entrepreneurship at UCL.

 The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), a leading science park in Europe, is one of Magdalen’s greatest assets . It’s majority-owned by the College in strategic partnership with an affiliate of global investor GIC. TOSP is a major part of Magdalen’s endowment, enabling the College to directly support discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and to ensure a secure future for the College.

Established in 1991, TOSP is renowned for its medical and life science technology firms, and is home to over 130 high-tech businesses employing over 2700 people. These include new start-ups, many of which originate in University departments, such as Vaccitech which was co-founded by Magdalen alumnus and Fellow Professor Adrian Hill KBE FRS who helped develop the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Other major international companies include Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Exscientia, Blue Earth Diagnostics, Sensyne Health, and OXGENE.