Events

Thursday, 30/10/14 13:00 - Thursday, 30/10/14 16:00
Animate It!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Join us for the Big Draw and contribute to an animated collage inspired by objects from the Museum and a magical installation for the Christmas Light Festival in Oxford. Suitable for all.
Friday, 31/10/14 13:00 - Friday, 31/10/14 16:00
Animate It!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Join us for the Big Draw and contribute to an animated collage inspired by objects from the Museum and a magical installation for the Christmas Light Festival in Oxford. Suitable for all.
Sunday, 02/11/14 15:00 -
Geek is Good Tour
A free curator-led tour to close the current special exhibition, from the Raspberry Pi to the astrolabe.
Saturday, 08/11/14 14:00 - Saturday, 08/11/14 16:00
Stars and Planets
Family-Friendly Drop In
Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium. Drop-in suitable for ages 7-13.
Thursday, 20/11/14 19:00 -
People Power
Special Event
A ‘museum late’ showcasing the dynamic world of citizen science. Through short talks, quizzes and interactive sessions with Oxford researchers, come and discover how members of the public participate in science today, how they have done so in the past, and how citizen science is changing the humanities.

Admission is free but tickets are required. Book online at www.bit.ly/mhspeoplepower.

Part of Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Friday, 21/11/14 19:00 - Friday, 21/11/14 22:00
Supermoon
Special Event
Waxing, waning, gibbous and new
A night of the Moon we present to you
Opening late from seven till ten
To the dark side we’ll go, then back again


Join us for a night of all things lunar to celebrate Christmas Light Festival in Oxford!
Saturday, 29/11/14 14:00 - Saturday, 29/11/14 16:00
Pick a Pocket Sundial
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover ingenious pocket sundials and make beautiful replicas based on ones from the Museum’s amazing collection. Suitable for children aged 7-13.
Saturday, 06/12/14 - Saturday, 06/12/14
Geek Out!
Special Event
The Geek is Good exhibition may have gone, but it’s not forgotten. Join us for a day of retro-gaming with the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and the BBC Micro. The finale of the day will be Matt Westcott ’s fulfi llment of a 32-year computing challenge - to recreate Mahler’s First Symphony for an orchestra of Spectrums!
Sunday, 07/12/14 15:00 -
Director's Choice
Museum director Silke Ackermann picks out highlights from the Museum's displays.
Saturday, 13/12/14 14:00 - Saturday, 13/12/14 16:00
Creatures of the Zodiac
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the Zodiac and make decorative hanging stars or a magical celestial dial. Suitable for ages 5 upwards.
Saturday, 20/12/14 14:30 -
Moon Dial
Table Talk
Stephen Johnston shows how a sundial can be used to tell the time by the light of the Moon.

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