The University is developing plans for the construction of an exciting new building on the site of the existing, now empty, Tinbergen Building on the junction of St Cross Rd and South Parks Rd.
The provisionally-named Life and Mind Building will be the largest building project the University has ever undertaken. It will significantly improve the way psychological and biological science is carried out in Oxford, helping scientists to solve some of our major global challenges. It will be home to the Department of Experimental Psychology and a new Department of Biology, combining the existing departments of Plant Sciences and Zoology.
The Life and Mind Building will transform the education experience for students, providing laboratories for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, as well as lecture theatres, specialised support laboratories and opportunities for public engagement with our research. It will also aim to facilitate the University’s schools and public outreach through shared opportunities for art, exhibitions, lectures and conferences, offering a ‘window into science’.
Whilst it will occupy the same site as the existing Tinbergen building, it will enhance this gateway to Oxford’s Science Area and create an exciting public space with better connections to the surrounding area.