Wytham Woods is one of the most studied piece of woodland on Earth. From birds to badgers, grasses to trees; almost every aspect of this beautiful bastion of English countryside has gone under the microscope, contributing to decades of cutting-edge scientific research at the University of Oxford. Wytham is truly the laboratory with leaves.

Part 1: Wytham Through the Ages

The first film in our series.

In this video we take a look at how the woods have been used through the ages — from the ancient practices of living off the land, right up to the bustling research that goes on today.