The Science Park
The Oxford Science Park is a unique and exciting location, designed specifically for science, technology and business. Oxford Labs is one of these innovative, leading edge organizations at the forefront of research and development.
On historic Oxford’s doorstep, The Oxford Science Park (a joint venture between Magdalen College, Oxford, and Prudential) is thriving as a centre of excellence for science, technology and business occupiers.
Founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor of England, Magdalen College is one of the University of Oxford’s best known and oldest colleges. Magdalen was among the first colleges in Oxford to teach science and it has a long tradition of scientific excellence. Nine individuals associated with Magdalen have been awarded Nobel Prizes, seven of them for their work in science and medicine, one for literature, and one for economics.
Companies on the Science Park benefit from the wealth of expertise within the Universities, and also for recruitment purposes they have access to science based graduates of the highest calibre. The first building on the Park was the Magdalen Centre, opened by then Prime Minister John Major in 1991, closely followed by the opening of Sharp Research Laboratories in 1992.
There are now more than 50 companies in the Park operating in a variety of industry sectors including the bioscience, computer, telecommunications and environmental science industries.