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Oxford University has announced the winners of Beyond Boundaries, its science-inspired schools’ art competition. Their work will be going on public display at Oxford University Museum of Natural History for all to see, from Friday 30 June – Monday 3 July 2023.

The winning entries for the 2023 Beyond Boundaries art competition

Established in 2018, the competition ran for the third time this year, attracting over 170 entries from schools across Oxfordshire. It aims to highlight the work of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic scientists and mathematicians, while also engaging local schools and young people in showcasing the researchers' work in art form.

Oxfordshire state school students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 were asked to create art inspired by research from scientists from ethnic backgrounds currently underrepresented in scientific research. Students chose one of six scientists, which included Morgan Mitchell from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and created an artistic response to their research (painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, and poetry) along with a short statement explaining the artwork. Students got to choose researchers whose work ranged from the study of bacteria to understand how they might become resistant to drugs like antibiotics, to a Tidal Engineer seeking to create a more sustainable world by using energy from sea tides.

Read more about the competition and the winning entries on the University of Oxford website.