The Department of Zoology is at the centre of Oxford's research and teaching in whole organism biology. Research is centered on the four themes of behaviour, disease, ecology and evolution. The Department is within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

The Tinbergen Building closure

Following the closure of the Tinbergen Building in February, a University-wide steering group was asked to explore options for the building and recommend a long-term solution. At the beginning of July, the group unanimously recommended the demolition and replacement of the Tinbergen Building with a new facility.

Support for the creation of a new home for Zoology on a redeveloped Tinbergen site is a strong expression of the University’s commitment to sustain two world-class departments through this challenging time.

In addition, Oxford City Council’s planning committee has resolved to approve planning applications for modular buildings at the University Club sports field sites. The field site will accommodate two sets of buildings, one housing specialist teaching laboratories for Biological Sciences and Biochemistry; and the second for research and administration for the Department of Zoology.