Events

Saturday, 03/01/15 13:00 - Saturday, 03/01/15 16:00
Magical Movies
Family-Friendly Drop In
What did the Victorians know about the moving image? Find out and make your own magical movie toy. Suitable for children aged 6+.
Sunday, 11/01/15 14:30 -
Trains, Zeppelins and X-Rays
Table Talk
A behind-the-scenes look at preparations for our next major exhibition, with the ingenious physics apparatus of Henry Moseley.
Saturday, 17/01/15 14:00 - Saturday, 17/01/15 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover unusual objects in the Museum and add them to your own cabinet of curiosities. Suitable for children aged 5-11.
Tuesday, 27/01/15 19:00 -
Where Did The Moon Come From?
Lecture
After hundreds of years of scientific study it’s easy to imagine that the Moon is well-understood. However, we still know surprisingly little about its origin. Professor Alex Halliday (University of Oxford) discusses the many competing theories being debated today about how the Moon was formed.
Saturday, 31/01/15 14:00 - Saturday, 31/01/15 16:00
Clever Kaleidoscopes
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a clever kaleidoscope and create amazing symmetrical patterns! Suitable for age 6+.
Sunday, 08/02/15 14:30 -
Table-Top Universe
Table Talk
Stephen Johnston demonstrates the workings of the solar system with a table orrery from around 1800.
Thursday, 19/02/15 13:00 - Thursday, 19/02/15 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fireclock to celebrate Chinese New Year and try out at home! Drop-in suitable for ages 7+. Suggested materials donation £3.
Friday, 20/02/15 13:00 - Friday, 20/02/15 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fireclock to celebrate Chinese New Year and try out at home! Drop-in suitable for ages 7+. Suggested materials donation £3.
Tuesday, 24/02/15 19:00 -
Returning To The Moon
Lecture
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is a $30 million competition to land a privately-funded robot on the Moon. Professor Alan Wells is one of the XPRIZE judges and here provides an insight into the prize, the competing teams and their proposed missions to the Moon. Professor Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Leicester where he was Founding Director of the Space Research Centre.
Saturday, 28/02/15 14:00 - Saturday, 28/02/15 16:00
Stars and Planets
Family-Friendly Drop In
Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium. Suitable for ages 7-13.
Saturday, 28/02/15 14:30 -
Stairway to Heaven
To complement the Bodleian Library’s Remembering Radcliffe exhibition, Stephen Johnston presents an astronomical tour focusing on the large instruments from Oxford’s Radcliffe Observatory on our staircase.
Saturday, 14/03/15 10:00 - Saturday, 14/03/15 16:00
Hooked on Invention!
Family-Friendly Drop In
An extended day of talks, demonstrations and hands-on activities celebrating the 350th anniversary of the remarkable Robert Hooke. Discover curious facts and ingenious objects, from 17th-century experiments with microscopes and the air-pump to present-day challenges of science and engineering. Suitable for all the family.
Sunday, 15/03/15 14:30 -
Laboratory Life
The Museum’s Basement Gallery was once a chemical laboratory. Discover its story and the material displayed in our Alchemy and the Laboratory exhibition.
Thursday, 19/03/15 19:00 -
Neuroscience in Oxford: Four Centuries of Discovery
Lecture
Professor Zoltán Molnár (University of Oxford) is a leading expert in brain development. In this lively and engaging talk he uses original material to explore the colourful history of neuroscience research in Oxford, where the field of neurology was actually founded. Learn about the characters and developments that have shaped over 400 years of innovation and how these discoveries are relevant today.
Friday, 20/03/15 12:00 - Friday, 20/03/15 17:00
Inside the Brain
Special Event
To coincide with International Brain Awareness week a series of interactive activities will investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself a series of fun and illuminating experiments and get up close and personal with Oxford neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. There will be something for all ages from 6 upwards.
Saturday, 21/03/15 12:00 - Saturday, 21/03/15 17:00
Inside the Brain
Special Event
To coincide with International Brain Awareness week a series of interactive activities will investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself a series of fun and illuminating experiments and get up close and personal with Oxford neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. There will be something for all ages from 6 upwards.
Sunday, 22/03/15 12:00 - Sunday, 22/03/15 17:00
Inside the Brain
Special Event
To coincide with International Brain Awareness week a series of interactive activities will investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself a series of fun and illuminating experiments and get up close and personal with Oxford neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. There will be something for all ages from 6 upwards.
Saturday, 28/03/15 12:00 - Saturday, 28/03/15 16:00
Making Micrographia
Family-Friendly Drop In
Use microscopes and lenses to draw insects and other tiny things, and then make magical monoprints. Suitable for children aged 7+.

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