Coronavirus Information

We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced uncertainty and difficulty for many of us and across many different parts of the world. We have also had to adapt our day-to-day operations. Our buildings are open to some limited activity and with strict social distancing arrangements in place. Only staff who cannot work at home are on site and we are planning for the arrival of students. In the coming term we intend to deliver some teaching face-to-face in small groups, larger teaching groups and meetings will be held remotely in Microsoft Teams. In all our decisions, we are following UK government advice and University of Oxford policy.

Should you need to communicate with the department because you suspect you have COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has developed symptoms please use the confidential email address



Controlled resumption of fieldwork and overseas travel

Fieldwork and overseas travel is allowed to resume subject to approval of the risk assessment which must include consideration of the COVID-19 risk. Further information, including COVID-19 specific fieldwork risk assessment templates, can be found on the Safety Office website. Risk assessments for travel to countries or regions where the FCO advises against all but essential travel or all travel, must be reviewed by the Safety Office and approved by the Head of Department. All other travel can be signed off by the Head of Department without referral to the Safety Office. See full details on the Safety, Fieldwork and Ethics pages.

The School is not accepting visitors at the moment.

In the School we are working hard to share information as and when we can. We are following University guidance and advice in ensuring the health, welfare and safety of our students and staff. You can find out more on the University of Oxford Corona Advice pages.

We are making plans to deliver our programmes in 2020/21 and look forward to meeting the new cohort of students who will be joining us.