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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 our objects and the history of our very special building.

Download the Events and Exhibition programme as a PDF. 

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    6–7.30pm and 7.30–9pm
    Special Event

    Stressed out by modern life? So were the Victorians!

    Enter the world of Victorian England for this interactive event, and discover the Museum of the History of Science at night. Explore the hectic pace of the 1800s with Oxford researchers, get involved with Morse code, take a turn at the sexual health tombola, and discover the Victorian's obsession over digestion. Record your adventure, dress up as a Victorian, and have your photograph taken by Decadent Times.

    This is a free, ticketed drop-in event. There are two time slots for the event to help reduce crowding. These run 6-7.30pm or 7.30-9pm. We recommend you pre-book ticket. It may be possible to turn up on the night, but only if space allows.

    Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/victorian-speed-the-long-history-of-fast-living-registration-49259062181

    For the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.

     

     

     

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Use Lego to build eccentric drawing machines and join us in creating a huge, colourful and chaotic automatic drawing!

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    11:00 am
    Tour

    A tactile and hands-on tour for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

    To book, email: outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    6–9pm
    Special Event

    An evening of performance and music that celebrates Islamic culture and scientific contributions from across the world. Discover the Museum and its collections as a meeting point of ideas and people.

    Created with the Multaka-Oxford team for the Oxford Christmas Light Festival.

    Drop-in, all ages

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    1 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments to investigate and understand how we see.

    Drop-in, ages 9+

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Lecture

    Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge) discusses the pivotal roles of women scientists during the First World War, and how their efforts contributed to the war outcome and the Votes for Women movement.

    Booking required via Eventbrite. Bookings will open on 1 October.

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Lecture

    Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety.

    In this talk, which shares its title with her recent book, Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made - a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, and a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.

    Vicky Neale is the Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and a Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol College.  Her job is to be enthusiastic about mathematics with undergraduates, school students, and the wider public.  Her first book "Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers" was published in October 2017.

    Booking required via Eventbrite. Booking will open on 1 November.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.

    Drop-in, ages 7-13.

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