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Oxford Silk Group
Department of Zoology
Tinbergen Building
South Parks Road

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 271216

Feb 2017

Due to the closure of the Tinbergen Building, the Oxford Silk Group has temporarily moved to the John Krebs Field Station in Wytham

Oxford Silk Group
John Krebs Field Station

Tel: +44 1865 (2) 71178

To email or phone a member of the group individually please use the University of Oxford Contact Search although typically emails are in the format of firstname.lastname@zoo.ox.ac.uk

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Public Transport


Trains run from Paddington Station in London about every half hour (and take about 1 hour). The Zoology Dept. is about a 20 minute walk from the railway station.


Buses run from various stops in London about every 10 minutes (take about 90 minutes). The two bus companies running services are:


Buses from Heathrow Airport run every 30 minutes (takes about 1 hour) and Gatwick Airport run every 1 hour (takes about 2 hours). Both buses are run by:


Recent News

December 2020

Two new studies have found that spiders can not only catch prey efficiently even when webs are severely distorted, but also build a normal web even when the structures to which it is anchored are continually moving

November 2020

This paper reviewed in Scientific American examines an interesting and potentially very important paradigm of morphological computing to study and test new ideas about the next generation of robots.

November 2019

Prof. Fritz Vollrath and colleagues from the Fudan University in China are widely covered in the news for their discovery of a means to produce fake Rhino horns using horse hair. Hopes are that this product may undermine the illegal market for rhino horn, and demistify the properties of rhino horn. View Here

October 2019

Scientists from the universities of Oxford, Shanghai and Beijing discovered how it can be that natural silks get stronger as they get colder. View Here


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