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Events

21 July 2016 12:00 - 31 August 2016 17:00
Summer Trails and Activities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover amazing instruments and devious devices: help yourself to trails and activities.
Drop-in.
01 August 2016 12:00 - 31 December 2016 17:00
Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic
Tour
Shakespeare 2016 Logo APPROVED clipped small Discover the influence of Elizabethan thinkers on Shakespeare’s works and let our collection transport you back in time though this self-led gallery trail.
Drop-in. Suitable for adults and children
13 August 2016 13:00 - 13 August 2016 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
How did people communicate before the internet? Discover the amazing revolution brought about by Samuel Morse who invented Morse code, and use the Museum’s bespoke telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. 
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7+
17 August 2016 13:30 -
Shakespeare’s World View
Tour
Take a curator-led tour to discover Shakespeare’s knowledge of the natural world.
18 August 2016 19:00 -
Time for Shakespeare
Lecture
Literally and figuratively, what was time for Shakespeare?
When the Prologue to Romeo and Juliet announces that the performance will last two hours, what does Shakespeare mean?
Professor Tiffany Stern (English, Oxford University) will explore hourglasses, sundials and mechanical clocks to consider the options for measuring time that were visible or audible in the early modern playhouse. Questioning what hours, minutes and seconds might have meant to a playwright in the 1500s, Professor Stern examines how did the art of describing time shaped Shakespeare's writing.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Free booking available at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.
25 August 2016 13:00 - 25 August 2016 16:00
Lino-block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make your own linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collection. Get first-hand experience with a mechanical printing press and print your design to take home.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7+
26 August 2016 13:00 - 26 August 2016 16:00
Lino-block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make your own linocut designs inspired by the Museum’s collection. Get first-hand experience with a mechanical printing press and print your design to take home.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7+
10 September 2016 14:00 - 10 September 2016 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
What did museums look like 400 years ago? Learn about the strange and exciting objects these early 'cabinets of curiosity' contained. Choose objects from the museum to create your own model cabinet of curiosities.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 5-11
15 September 2016 19:00 -
Mercury Rising: Measuring Temperature Through Time
Lecture
Beginning 300 years ago and leading us right up to the present day, Professor Graham Machin (National Physical Laboratory) will explore the origin and development of temperature scales.
How is our international measuring system changing and what is the science of thermometry? Why did practical temperature scales, such as Celsius and Fahrenheit, develop in the 1700s? Illustrating his talk with thermometers, thermometry equipment and practical demonstrations, Professor Machin explains how measuring temperature has, and still is, changing over time.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Free booking available at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.
21 September 2016 13:30 -
Shakespeare’s World View
Tour
Take a curator-led tour to discover Shakespeare’s knowledge of the natural world.
29 September 2016 11:00 - 29 September 2016 12:00
Objects of Science - Tour for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
Tour
Join us for a hands-on tour of the museum for visitors who are blind or partially sighted on the theme of Objects of Science. Part of our HLF-funded “Sensing Culture” partner project with the RNIB.
Spaces for this tour are limited, for more information or to book contact 01865 282456 or outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk
15 December 2016 11:00 - 15 December 2016 12:00
Medicine - Tour for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
Tour
Join us for a hands-on tour of the museum for visitors who are blind or partially sighted on the theme of Medicine. Part of our HLF-funded “Sensing Culture” partner project with the RNIB.
Spaces for this tour are limited, for more information or to book contact 01865 282456 or outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk

 

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