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Regular Events

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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.

 

 

27 April 2017 18:00 - 27 April 2017 19:00
Regulation and Resistance
Lecture
Agricultural antibiotic use has a long and controversial history in Western food production. Dr Claas Kirchhelle (University of Oxford) discusses why antibiotics were introduced to food production, tracks the development of agricultural antibiotic use on both sides of the Atlantic, and examines why regulations designed to curb bacterial resistance differ in the US and Europe.

Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.

Please note that the doors to the Museum will open at 5.45pm and the talk begins promptly at 6pm.
30 April 2017 14:00 - 30 April 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.
09 May 2017 18:00 - 09 May 2017 19:00
The Magic of Crystallography: From Penicillin and Chocolate to Drug Discovery
Lecture
Professor Elspeth Garman (Biochemistry, University of Oxford) discusses how Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin unravelled the 3-D shape of penicillin using crystallography, and highlights what else this field has taught us since Hodgkin's pioneering work in the 1940s.

Please note that this talk is on Tuesday 9 May, not Thursday 11 May as advertised elsewhere.

Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.

Please note that the doors to the Museum will open at 5.45pm and the talk begins promptly at 6pm.
18 May 2017 13:00 - 18 May 2017 13:30
Back from the Dead: Curator-led Tour
Tour
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of first human trials of penicillin, Back from the Dead at the Museum of the History of Science traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day. Join our curators in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford and the World.
Curator-led tours of Back from the Dead are running regularly while the exhibition is open.
20 May 2017 14:00 - 20 May 2017 16:00
Make a Magical Votive
Family-Friendly Drop In
Join artist Anna Dumitriu to make a magical votive offering inspired by your experiences of antibiotics and the exhibition Back from the Dead. Add your piece to an exciting art installation with artist Anna Dumitriu.
Drop-in, all ages.
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.
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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