Events

18 February 2016 13:00 - 18 February 2016 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 suitable for children aged 7 upwards.
Materials £2.
28 February 2016 14:00 - 28 February 2016 16:00
Calendar Curiosities
Special Event
2016 is a leap year and just before 29 February we present an afternoon of calendrical conundrums – with talks and object handling.
05 March 2016 12:00 - 05 March 2016 16:00
Making Micrographia
Family-Friendly Drop In
Use microscopes and lenses to draw insects and other tiny things, then make magical monoprints.
Drop-in suitable for children aged 7 upwards.
08 March 2016 19:00 - 08 March 2016 20:30
Recycling the Astrolabe
Lecture
To mark the acquisition of a new and important astrolabe in the collection, Dr Stephen Johnston (MHS) and Dr Koenraad van Cleempoel (Hasselt University, Belgium) present the first research results on its story. The Museum's new acquisition is an example of a medieval device that has been adapted and reworked in the 16th century: it tells a story of the Renaissance recycling rather than rejecting the Middle Ages. Read more about the donation on our blog here
Free booking at www.bit.ly/mhs-events
Doors open at 18:30.
Part of the programme of events for the Museum's new entrance gallery exhibition: New Acquisitions (Opening 19 January 2016)
17 March 2016 19:00 - 17 March 2016 20:30
Gastrophysics
Lecture
Professor Charles Spence from the Department of Experimental Psychology researches the science behind “multisensory illusions” and “multisensory perception”. In this fascinating talk he explores the rapidly developing field of gastrophysics; how soundscapes and music come together with taste to make the whole experience more stimulating, more enjoyable and possibly even more memorable.
Free booking at www.bit.ly/mhs-events
Doors open at 18:30.
19 March 2016 12:00 - 19 March 2016 16:00
Light Fantastic!
Family-Friendly Drop In
BAW
Join us for a celebration of light through experiments, talks and hands-on activities. British Science Week event.
Drop-in suitable for all the family.
20 March 2016 12:00 - 20 March 2016 17:00
Brain Aware
Family-Friendly Drop In
An afternoon of interactive activities with Oxford researchers and students from Oxford University Cortex Club as part of Brain Awareness Week. Drop-in suitable for children aged 6 upwards.    
26 March 2016 - 10 April 2016
Einstein's Easter Trail (drop-in)
Family-Friendly Drop In
Challenge yourself to Einstein's Easter Mystery Trail. Help yourself from the Entrance Gallery.
Drop-in suitable for children aged 7 upwards.


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