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Ages 5+.

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28 May 2017 14:00 - 28 May 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.
01 June 2017 14:00 - 01 June 2017 16:00
Ahoy There!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover early voyages of exploration with maps, globes, and hands-on navigational instruments.
Drop-in, ages 7-13.
02 June 2017 14:00 - 02 June 2017 16:00
Ahoy There!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover early voyages of exploration with maps, globes, and hands-on navigational instruments.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7-13.
13 June 2017 18:00 -
William Herschel and the Universe
Special Event
The Museum of the History of Science will host a special viewing of the new film William Herschel and the Universe. Introduced by former Museum Director Professor Jim Bennett and the filmmaker George Sibley, the film will be followed by a Q&A.

On March 13th, 1781, in his own back yard, using a telescope he built himself, a 42-year old musician named William Herschel found a new planet for the first time in history. That discovery doubled the size of the known solar system and would change not only his own life, but astronomy as well. William Herschel and the Universe, a film by Florida film maker George Sibley, tells the story of how a previously unknown amateur astronomer and his telescopes took the scientific world by storm.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMYl7b9BRo&feature=youtu.be

Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.

Please note that the doors to the Museum will open at 5.45pm and the event begins promptly at 6pm.
17 June 2017 12:00 - 17 June 2017 16:00
House of Wisdom
Family-Friendly Drop In
A festival of science and medicine in the early Islamic world with talks, activities, board games and more.
For Oxfordshire Science Festival
Drop-in, ages 7+.
20 June 2017 19:30 - 20 June 2017 22:00
The Contagion Cabaret: a quirky theatrical evening of drama, discussion and disease
Special Event
Killer germs, superbugs, pestilent plagues and global pandemics have fascinated writers, musicians and thinkers for centuries. As diseases spread through a culture, likewise myths and ideas travel virally through film, literature, theatre and social media.

Join a cast of actors, scientists and literary researchers for an inventive illustration of infectious extracts from plays and music, past and present. This homage to all things contagious will take place in the suitably atmospheric setting of the Museum of the History of Science. Be sure to bring your antiseptic wipes.

Tickets will go on sale 4 weeks prior to the event.
Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.

Please note that the doors to the Museum will open at 7.15pm and the talk begins promptly at 7.30pm. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry.


For Oxfordshire Science Festival.
25 June 2017 14:00 - 25 June 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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