Study Days are designed to stimulate students’ interest in a special topic relevant to their studies whilst offering insights into academic life at university. 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.
A typical Study Day for Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form) will include a series of lectures given by university academic staff followed by an optional practical workshop in the afternoon based in one of the University’s museums or departments.
Study Days aimed at Key Stages 3 and 4 are based on a programme of rotating workshops which may be spread over more than one museum, collection or academic department.
Study Days for Key Stage 2 may involve back-to-back workshops at the Museum and an academic department.
Programme of Study Days for the academic year 2017-18
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.
Astrophysics study days
A series events for schools run in collaboration with the Physics Department and a cosmology research project based on the concept of ‘Fine-tuning’. These events will involve researchers and visits to the department’s large telescope facility.
Observing the Universe (KS4)
Observing the Universe (KS5)
Space Exploration Day (KS2)
9th February 2017
Back from the Dead: Penicillin and Antibiotics (KS4 Science)
A study day linked to the special exhibition Back from the Dead about the amazing story of the development of penicillin and antibiotics.
16th March 2017
Back from the Dead: Penicillin and Antibiotics (KS5 Science)
A sixth-form study day linked to the special exhibition Back from the Dead about penicillin, antibiotics and research into antimicrobial resistance.
5th and 6th July (subject to confirmation)
Medicine and Materials (Year 9/10 Science)
KS3_4_Medicine and Materials_SD2018 (programme tbc)
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.
Previous examples of AS/A2 Study Days
IMAGING, Medical and Scientific (KS5)
UNDERSTANDING EINSTEIN (KS5)