Events

12 07 2015 14:30 -
Amabel's Diaries
Table Talk
The pocket diaries of Henry Moseley’s mother provide revealing glimpses of a family in peace and war. Presented by Dr Stephen Johnston.
16 07 2015 19:00 -
Gloves for Gallipoli
Lecture
During World War One, children and women at home were encouraged to help the war effort by sewing and knitting socks, scarves, and gloves for soldiers to keep warm. Heidi Kurtz uncovers this remarkable story and shows how, over the cold winter of 1915, soldiers at Gallipoli were reminded that people back home were thinking of them. Free, but book places at www.bit.ly/MHSgloves
18 07 2015 14:00 - 18 07 2015 16:00
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Family-Friendly Drop In
Explore the art of medicine through objects, stories and activities. Suitable for children aged 9 upwards.
21 07 2015 19:00 -
Oxfordshire on the Home Front, 1914-18
Lecture
Dr Stephen Barker, an independent Heritage Advisor currently working with Oxfordshire Museum Services, richly illustrates the impact of the war in Oxfordshire’s towns and countryside: fundraising and charitable events, munitions production, recruitment, the effects on women and children, the fear of invasion, the influx of Belgian refugees and many other themes. Free, but book a place at: www.bit.ly/MHShomefront
28 07 2015 19:00 -
Picturing the Enemy
Lecture
Art historian Gizem Tongo (Oxford) explores how the Gallipoli campaign was pictured by artists of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic that followed, and aims to understand the representation of the “other side” in Ottoman and Turkish painters’ palette of imagery. Free, but book a place at: www.bit.ly/MHSpicturing
01 08 2015 14:30 -
From Semaphore Flags to Telephone
Table Talk
Dr Elizabeth Bruton discusses communication systems and the vital nature of signalling at Gallipoli during World War One.
04 08 2015 19:00 -
Revisiting Gallipoli
Special Event
Dr Silke Ackermann shares personal impressions from her recent pilgrimage to Gallipoli, ahead of a screening of Gelibolu, the 2005 documentary by Turkish filmmaker Tolga Örnek. Presenting viewpoints from both sides of the conflict, the film is narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill.
08 08 2015 12:00 - 08 08 2015 16:00
Signals and Semaphores
Family-Friendly Drop In
Public event with Royal Signals Museum at MHS in seminar room and Sheldonian Yard Join the Royal Signals Museum for hands-on activities related to battlefield communications in WW1 including telegraphy, radio communication, signals and semaphores. Suitable for ages 6+.
09 08 2015 12:00 - 09 08 2015 16:00
Signals and Semaphores
Family-Friendly Drop In
Public event with Royal Signals Museum at MHS in seminar room and Sheldonian Yard Join the Royal Signals Museum for hands-on activities related to battlefield communications in WW1 including telegraphy, radio communication, signals and semaphores. Suitable for ages 6+.
15 08 2015 13:00 - 15 08 2015 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Experiment with Morse code and use the museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
25 08 2015 19:00 -
Harry’s Nobel Prize
Lecture
Distinguished historian of science Professor John Heilbron published the definitive “life and letters” biography of Henry Moseley in 1974. Forty years on, he returns to Harry to consider whether death prevented him from winning a Nobel Prize. Free, but book a place at: www.bit.ly/MHSnobel
27 08 2015 13:00 - 27 08 2015 16:00
Lino-Block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Try out an amazing printing press; make a linocut design for your favourite element and help us reinvent the periodic table! Suitable for age 7 upwards.
28 08 2015 13:00 - 28 08 2015 16:00
Lino-Block Printing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Try out an amazing printing press; make a linocut design for your favourite element and help us reinvent the periodic table! Suitable for age 7 upwards.
12 09 2015 14:00 - 12 09 2015 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.
19 09 2015 12:00 - 19 09 2015 16:00
Big Draw: X-ray Line
Special Event
Join artists from Oxford Brookes University and others to experiment with 3-D drawing inspired by Henry Moseley's world of X-ray vision and atomic structure. Part of the national launch event for the 2015 Big Draw festival of drawing. Open to all.
26 09 2015 13:00 - 26 09 2015 16:00
Remembering the Great War
Special Event
A reminiscence day inviting the public to share family memories, papers and objects from World War One.
26 09 2015 13:00 - 26 09 2015 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Find unusual objects and put together your own cabinet of curiosities. Suitable for children aged 5-11.

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