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 Discover the key events in the history of the Department


Teaching begins at the University of Oxford


Oxford doctor John of Gaddesden publishes the Rosa Anglica, Britain’s earliest surviving medical textbook


Henry VIII established the position of Regius Professor of Physic at Oxford, a role that remains to this day as the Regius Professor of Medicine


The Anatomy School was built in the Bodleian Schools Quadrangle


The Chair of the Tomlins Readership in Anatomy was founded


Anatomy Lectures moved from the Anatomy School to the Ashmolean


The Dr Lee Readership in Anatomy was founded


A new Anatomy School was built at Christ Church


The first academic teaching post in physiology at Oxford, the Aldrichian Praelectorship in Anatomy, was founded


37 St Giles was left to Christ Church to become the residence of the Dr Lee's Reader in Anatomy


Merton endowed the Linacre Professorship of Physiology


The University Museum opened, where to Oxford's physiological and anatomical specimen collections were moved, marking the starting point of modern physiology at Oxford


The Linacre Professorship of Physiology became a Professorship of Human and Comparative Anatomy, and the Waynflete Professorship of Physiology was endowed by Magdalen


The Laboratory of Physiology was established under the direction of John Burdon Sanderson


The Department of Anatomy was established in the present-day Le Gros Clark Building


The Laboratory of Physiology moved to the Sherrington Building, and the Old Physiology Building became the Genetics Laboratory


The Oxford Centre for Gene Function was opened as a wing of the Sherrington Building


The Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre was established in a purpose-built wing of the Sherrington Building


The Medical Science Division merged the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, and the University Laboratory of Physiology to create the single Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics


The Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour was opened in the Tinsley Building


The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience was opened in the Sherrington Building


The Oxford Centre for Gene Function is renamed to The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology