"For more than 400 years, Oxford has been at the centre of scientific scholarship. This rich tradition of enquiry has continued to the present day. What sets Wadham out as a particularly special place is its provision of a wider education in science, rather than a mere training in it. Students are taught predominantly how to think, to challenge orthodoxy and to ask the right questions, in much the same way as were their venerable forbears. Physiology is about understanding the functional engineering of living systems, and is key to the study of Medicine.