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WIN's meeting rooms are named after the individuals who have been significant in shaping what the Centre is today. This includes the three founding applicants on the original FMRIB Centre core grant, two former directors and a former administrator.

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WIN@FMRIB

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Goulding, Matthews

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WIN@FMRIB Annexe Ground Floor

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Tracey

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WIN@FMRIB Annexe First Floor

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Cowey, Newsome-Davis, Radda

 Details of the AV equipment in each room is available here [Oxford users only].

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The Cowey Room

The largest meeting room in the WIN@FMRIB Annexe (the red room).  It can be split into two halves (Cowey 1 and Cowey 2).  Cowey 1 is usually set up in lecture style (30 people) and Cowey 2 is usually set up in boardroom style, but can also accommodate 30 people in lecture style. 

Prof Alan Cowey (1935-2012) was one of the founders of FMRIB.  As a professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology, his research centred on visual neuroscience.  He carried out some of the first experiments on FMRIB’s original 3 Tesla MRI scanner which, at the time, was only the second 3T in the country.

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The Newsom-Davis Room

The board room in the WIN@FMRIB Annexe (the yellow room), seats 8 people round a long boardroom table. 

Prof John Newsom-Davis (1932-2007) was one of the founders of FMRIB.  A neurologist, and former head of the Department of Clinical Neurology, his research group was dedicated to the study of the condition Myasthenia Gravis. He saw the huge potential of MRI to the clinic and was instrumental in establishing FMRIB in the hospital setting. (See Vincent, A. 'John Newsom-Davis: clinician-scientist and so much more', Brain Volume 134, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 3755–3774.)

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The Radda Room

The top floor small meeting room in the WIN@FMRIB Annexe (the blue room), seats 6 people around a high table and is ideal for video-conference calls.

Prof George Radda was the third founder of FMRIB.  A chemist, turned physiologist, Prof Radda was one of the first to use NMR to study human tissue metabolites.  He founded the MRC Biochemical and Clinical MRS Unit in Oxford (in what is now OCMR) and later went on to be the Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council.

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The Matthews Room

The WIN@FMRIB Meeting Room, opposite the 7T MRI scanner, seats 6 people around a circular table.

Prof Paul Matthews was the founding Director of FMRIB.  A neurologist with an interest in Multiple Sclerosis, Prof Matthews was responsible for recruiting the initial FMRIB team and setting the centre’s focus on balancing methods developments with basic and clinical neuroscience applications.  He went on to found the GSK Clinical Imaging Centre at Imperial College.

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The Tracey Room

The lower floor small meeting room in the WIN@FMRIB Annexe (the grey room), seats 5 people in an informal style.

Prof Irene Tracey was the second Director of FMRIB.  Oxford born, Prof Tracey studied biochemistry at Merton College before carrying out some of the early studies using fMRI at Harvard University.  She was one of the original team at FMRIB, leading the ‘Applications’ group, before becoming Director in 2005.  Irene remains an active PI within WIN as well as being the new Warden of Merton College. 

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The Goulding Room

A room for meetings with core staff, seats 6 people around a circular table.

Marilyn Goulding was a former administrator at FMRIB before retiring in 2014.  She moved from the administrative team in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the old Radcliffe Infirmary to FMRIB and was instrumental in setting the relaxed and friendly tone that still characterises the Centre today.