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Regular Events

Drop-in during open hours.
Family Trails
Help yourself to family friendly trails in the Entrance Gallery.
Ages 5+.

Every Saturday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Every Thursday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.
Museum Highlights
Tour
Join our team of exceptional volunteer guides to find out more about the stories behind the objects and history of our very special building.

 

 

24 January 2017 13:00 - 24 January 2017 13:30
Back from the Dead: Curator-led Tour
Tour
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of first human trials of penicillin, Back from the Dead at the Museum of the History of Science traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join our curators in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running regularly while the exhibition is open.
26 January 2017 19:00 - 26 January 2017 20:00
Unlocking the Medieval Medicine Cabinet
Lecture
Dr Freya Harrison (University of Warwick) explores whether antibiotics could be hidden in the pages of medieval manuscripts.
Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
28 January 2017 14:00 - 28 January 2017 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home!
Drop-in, ages 7+.
Materials donation £3.
29 January 2017 14:00 - 29 January 2017 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.
09 February 2017 19:00 - 09 February 2017 20:00
Saving Lives with Penicillin in Britain and Abroad
Lecture
Hear Dr Robert Bud (Science Museum, London) speak on the anniversary of the first human trials of penicillin. Dr Bud will describe that momentous medical event by looking at laboratory notebooks, analysis of British wartime experience and the challenges of making a wonderdrug in occupied countries from China to Czechoslovakia.
Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
11 February 2017 14:00 - 11 February 2017 16:00
House of Wisdom
Family-Friendly Drop In
Find out how scientists in early Islamic civilisations mapped the stars, and discover medieval medicine through exciting new board games and activities.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
15 February 2017 14:00 - 15 February 2017 14:30
Back from the Dead: Curator-led Tour
Tour
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of first human trials of penicillin, Back from the Dead at the Museum of the History of Science traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join our curators in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running regularly while the exhibition is open.
16 February 2017 14:00 - 16 February 2017 16:00
Make a Magical Votive
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a magical votive offering inspired by your experiences of antibiotics and the exhibition Back from the Dead. Add your piece to an exciting art installation with artist Anna Dumitriu.
Drop-in, all ages.
25 February 2017 14:00 - 25 February 2017 16:00
Magical Movies
Family-Friendly Drop In
What did the Victorians know about the moving image? Find out and make your own magical movie toy.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
26 February 2017 14:00 - 26 February 2017 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.
03 March 2017 18:00 - 03 March 2017 19:30
Stars and Specula
Special Event
An evening of star gazing with an 1840 speculum-metal reflecting telescope, a modern telescope, and replica Galilean telescopes.
With Hanwell Community Observatory.
Location to be confirmed.
09 March 2017 19:00 - 09 March 2017 20:00
Crystals, Careers and Penicillin
Lecture
Biographer Georgina Ferry is joined by a panel of young women currently working in biochemistry to discuss their careers, and the achievements of Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin.
For Oxford International Women’s Festival.
Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
11 March 2017 13:00 - 11 March 2017 16:00
Making Micrographia
Family-Friendly Drop In
Draw bugs and bacteria from images through microscopes, and make magical monoprints.
Drop-in, all ages.
16 March 2017 19:00 - 16 March 2017 20:00
Sir Hugh Cairns: A Pioneering Neurosurgeon
Lecture
Professor Gabriele De Luca (University of Oxford) discusses the work of Sir Hugh Cairns, whose research led to the introduction of motorcycle crash helmets and transformed battlefield neurosurgery during World War II.
For Brain Awareness Week.
Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
18 March 2017 12:00 - 18 March 2017 16:00
Yellow Magic
Special Event
Join us for an exciting day of hands-on activities, talks and performances about the story of penicillin and the miracle of antibiotics. Meet artists and scientists at the cutting edge of medical research.
For British Science Week.
Drop-in, all ages.
19 March 2017 12:00 - 19 March 2017 16:00
Brain Aware
Special Event
An afternoon of interactive activities with University of Oxford researchers exploring how our brains work.
For Brain Awareness Week.
Drop-in, all ages.
22 March 2017 15:00 - 22 March 2017 15:30
Back from the Dead: Curator-led Tour
Tour
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of first human trials of penicillin, Back from the Dead at the Museum of the History of Science traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join our curators in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running regularly while the exhibition is open.
26 March 2017 14:00 - 26 March 2017 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback.
Drop-in, ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.

 

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