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Researchers at NDORMS, a medical research department at the University of Oxford, aim to understand and develop new treatments for joint, muscle and inflammatory conditions like arthritis and psoriasis. Members of the public are invited to attend free, monthly Meet the Researcher events to hear about what we do. You can attend in person at the Botnar Institute, Headington, Oxford or online via Zoom.

We share the topic of each upcoming event below and also in the OPEN ARMS mailing list – please sign up to stay in the loop.

What is involved

Each month, NDORMS researchers invite members of the public to hear about what we are doing to help patients with inflammatory and joint conditions. Usually, there are two or three short talks by researchers with plenty of time for discussion and for you to ask questions.

Events take place from 1pm-2pm, every fourth Monday of the month except August and December.

If you come in person, you are welcome to turn up at the Botnar reception from 12:30pm and to stay and chat with researchers over tea, coffee and biscuits after the talks. You can find information on how to access the Botnar here: Botnar Research Centre | Access Guide (

Upcoming events

Book for upcoming talks

November 2023

December 2023 - No Talk

January 2024 - NB 29th January (not 4th Monday)

Previous Events

Previous talks have covered topics like knee replacement, what happens when people finish rehabilitation after a fall, and how ‘antimicrobial stitches’ can prevent infection after surgery.

You can find examples here:

Everyone is welcome!

You do not need any medical knowledge to join us - everyone is welcome!

If you have any access requirements or would like a hand getting set up on Zoom, please let us know by emailing