On Wednesday 15th June we officially opened the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building, home to the Department of Biochemistry and the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery . The event started with speeches from Professor Francis Barr, Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Director of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, and Professor Elspeth Garman. After Professor Garman cut the ribbon to officially open the building, guests moved inside for a drinks reception followed by tours of the building.
Professor Elspeth Garman cuts the ribbon to officially open the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building!
Thank you so much to everyone who came yesterday and helped make the official opening of our building such a wonderful occasion pic.twitter.com/pdmRMMVmy4
— Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University (@BiochemOxford) June 16, 2022
We are grateful to all those who attended and helped make the day so special. We are particularly grateful to the family of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin for attending the building opening. We are also grateful to Georgina Ferry, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin's biographer, who came to speak to us about the importance of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin's work and her experience as a woman in science in the 1930s.
After the building opening, we were delighted to see so many attend our Courtyard Party. After having to postpone the 2021 Christmas Party due to the pandemic, we were very happy to have had the chance to put on this event and see everyone catch up in the sun.
Professor Francis Barr, Head of the Department of Biochemistry
Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Director of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery
Professor Elspeth Garman gives a practical demonstration of the importance of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin's work
We are grateful to members of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin's family who attended the building opening