The Museum organises study days for Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 in conjunction with the other museums, collections and academic departments of the University. Study Days are designed to stimulate students’ interest in a special topic relevant to their studies whilst offering insights into academic life at university. They may include talks from academics, hands-on practical sessions facilitated by academic researchers or museum staff, and guided tours when linked to special exhibitions.
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Programme of Study Days for the academic year 2018-19
The following dates are scheduled for study days over the next academic year subject to the availability of university facilities. Please contact the education officer for further details.
2nd and 3rd November (tbc)
Frankenstein revisited (KS3/4)
Celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818), this event will include a contemporary performance adaptation of Frankenstein, an introduction to the science that inspired Shelley, and a visit to the Bodleian Library for a close encounter with the original manuscript.
9th November (tbc)
Frankenstein revisited (KS5)
Celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818), this event will include a contemporary performance adaptation of Frankenstein, an introduction to the science that inspired Shelley, a visit to the Bodleian Library, and a chance to meet researchers involved in ‘Frankenstein science’!
Astrophysics study days (KS4 and KS5) – dates to be confirmed
Events for schools run in collaboration with the University’s department of Astrophysics. These events will involve researchers and visits to the department’s large telescope facility.
Back from the Dead: Penicillin and Antibiotics (KS4 and KS5) – dates to be confirmed
Study days about the amazing story of the development of penicillin and antibiotics with opportunities to meet researchers in the field of antimicrobial resistance from various University departments.
July (subject to confirmation)
Medicine and Materials (Year 9/10 Science)
A day of rotating workshop sessions on the use of natural materials and chemical synthesis in medicine at the Museum, the Department of Chemistry or Materials, and the Oxford University Botanic Garden.
Examples of previous study days
IMAGING, Medical and Scientific (KS5)
UNDERSTANDING EINSTEIN (KS5)