Events

Saturday, 25/04/15 12:00 - Saturday, 25/04/15 17:00
Marconi Day
Special Event
Oxford & District Amateur Radio Society celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi by operating radio station GB4MHS. See who they can contact across the globe by the power of wireless.
Saturday, 25/04/15 14:00 - Saturday, 25/04/15 16:00
Stars and Planets
Family-Friendly Drop In
Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium. Suitable for ages 7-13.
Saturday, 02/05/15 12:00 - Saturday, 02/05/15 17:00
My Memories of Science
Special Event
Come to the museum to learn about amateur science in the past, and to listen to fond memories of science in our everyday lives. Bring along your favourite scientific object, and share your memories with us as we attempt to give life to the long history of amateur science. Led by students from the University of Oxford’s MSc in History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Sunday, 03/05/15 12:00 - Sunday, 03/05/15 17:00
My Memories of Science
Special Event
Come to the museum to learn about amateur science in the past, and to listen to fond memories of science in our everyday lives. Bring along your favourite scientific object, and share your memories with us as we attempt to give life to the long history of amateur science. Led by students from the University of Oxford’s MSc in History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Sunday, 10/05/15 15:00 -
Light
Special Event
Free promenade concert
Opus Anglicanum are an all-male group of five unaccompanied singers and a narrator. As 2015 is the International Year of Light they return to the Museum with their beautiful and thought-provoking performance of readings and music about light, from ancient philosophers and medieval composers to new settings of the words of Einstein.
Friday, 15/05/15 19:00 - Friday, 15/05/15 22:00
Elemental
Special Event
An evening of the elements, with music, film, tours and trails. Part of our 'Dear Harry...' exhibition programme and to coincide with the annual international Museums at Night celebration.
Saturday, 16/05/15 14:00 - Saturday, 16/05/15 16:00
Drawing with Camera Obscuras
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the secrets of Renaissance art and how to use a camera obscura to draw in perfect perspective. Ages 9+.
Thursday, 28/05/15 13:00 - Thursday, 28/05/15 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
Friday, 29/05/15 13:00 - Friday, 29/05/15 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
Saturday, 30/05/15 14:30 -
From Semaphore Flags to Telephones
Table Talk
As part of the 'Dear Harry...' programme, Dr Elizabeth Bruton discusses communication systems and the vital nature of signalling at Gallipoli during World War One.
Tuesday, 02/06/15 19:00 -
Moseley and Manchester Science
Lecture
Henry Moseley moved from Oxford to Manchester in 1910, leaving behind a small scientific community tied to the traditions of college life. He joined the dynamic research team around Ernest Rutherford and quickly reached the forefront of contemporary physics. Dr Neil Todd (University of Manchester) illuminates Moseley’s life and work in Manchester, and his rapid transformation from student to leading researcher. Part of our 'Dear Harry...' exhibition programme.
Sunday, 07/06/15 14:30 -
From Crystals to Atoms
Table Talk
How did Henry Moseley investigate atoms using x-rays and crystals? Dr Stephen Johnston attempts to reveal the secret.
Wednesday, 17/06/15 18:00 -
Oxford in the Great War Bike Ride
Special Event
Come hear about the history of Oxford in World War I, from explosive research to dashing pilots as well as the Oxford connections of Henry Moseley and more! Twelve-mile bicycle ride with some off-road sections and regular stops included. Meet outside the Museum on Broad Street. Led by 'Dear Harry...' co-curator Dr Elizabeth Bruton as part of Oxford Bike Week.
Thursday, 18/06/15 19:00 -
Gallipoli Film Programme
Special Event
Our season of Gallipoli films begins with Peter Weir’s Gallipoli (1981), starring Mel Gibson: “From a place you’ve never heard of, comes a story you'll never forget”. Part of the 'Dear Harry...' exhibition programme.
Saturday, 20/06/15 14:00 - Saturday, 20/06/15 16:00
Beam me up, Harry!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the story of Harry Moseley and make a simple spectroscope to detect an element from a beam of light. Children aged 9 upwards. Materials charge £2. Part of our 'Dear Harry...' exhibition programme.
Saturday, 27/06/15 14:30 -
Ancient and Modern
Our new modern collections curator Dr Sophie Waring picks out highlights from the distant and more recent past.

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