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Events

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.

Drop-in during open hours. August – December.
Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic
Trail
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.
Suitable for adults and children.

 

 

10 December 2016 14:00 - 10 December 2016 16:00
Stars and Planets
Family-Friendly Drop In
Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.
Drop-in. Ages 7-13.
13 December 2016 14:30 -
Back from the Dead: Curator Tour
Tour
75 years ago the first human trials of penicillin took place. To commemorate this milestone in medical history, the Museum's special exhibition Back from the Dead traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join this curator-led tour in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
No need to book.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running every two weeks.
Part of the programme of events for the Back from the Dead Special Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science.
13 December 2016 19:00 - 13 December 2016 20:15
The Star of Bethlehem
Lecture
Join Museum Director Dr Silke Ackermann for a journey through science, art and history.
Doors open at 18:30.
Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.
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
18 December 2016 14:00 - 18 December 2016 16:00
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
Family-Friendly Drop In
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic Medicine. Once a month we will be road-testing our games! Come along to give your feedback.
Drop-in. Ages 7+.
This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.
28 December 2016 13:00 -
Back from the Dead: Curator Tour
Tour
75 years ago the first human trials of penicillin took place. To commemorate this milestone in medical history, the Museum's special exhibition Back from the Dead traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join this curator-led tour in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
No need to book.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running every two weeks.
Part of the programme of events for the Back from the Dead Special Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science.

 

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