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Past Events

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    12 - 4 pm

    Help us celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi and experience the world of radio with the Oxford and District Amateur Radio Society. See how our building can be turned into an amateur radio station to contact people across the globe and try out Morse code for yourself.

    Drop-in, all ages

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    6:00 pm

    Dr Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum, London) reveals the little-known history of female wireless telegraphists in World War One and their fight for opportunities to contribute to the war effort alongside their male colleagues.

    Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    2 - 4 pm

    Make your own Easter sundial inspired by the Museum’s collection.

    Drop-in, ages 7+

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    12:00 - 16:00

    Join us for a medically inspired celebration of bacteria and BioArt; talks, hands-on activities and more. Discover the story of penicillin and the miracle of antibiotics. Meet artists and scientists at the cutting edge of medical research.

    For British Science Week 2018.

    Drop-in, all ages.

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    18:00 - 19:00

    Professor Christopher Kennard (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has spent a lifetime studying the visual system. In this talk he reveals how easily it can play tricks with our mind.

    For Brain Awareness Week 2018.

    Tickets will be available from Thursday 1 February. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    14:00 - 16:00

    Family Event
    Find out about scientific women, including two pioneering photographers: Anna Atkins, the first person to publish a book with photographs, and Sarah Acland, a colour pioneer.
    Have a go at using sun-sensitive paper (cyanotypes) and find out more about light and colour.

    Family Trail
    Women have been involved in science for thousands of years as astronomers, mathematicians, instrument makers, and merchants. Use this family trail to travel through our collections and find out about women like Caroline Herschel, an astronomer who discovered 6 new comets and the Sculptor Galaxy pictured above, and Ada Lovelace, the forerunner of computer coding.

    Drop-in, all ages.
    For International Women's Day and Votes for Women 1918-2018.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018
    18:00 - 19:00

    An Artist in the Lab

    How can artists and scientists work together to explain the role of infectious diseases and antibiotics in our lives?

    BioArtist Anna Dumitriu and scientist Dr Nicola Fawcett (Nuffield Department of Medicine) will join us at the Museum to discuss their collaborative work, including Ex Voto, and how they reached this stage in their careers.

    This is the final talk for the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria. Don’t miss out on your last chance to talk to the artist!

    Book your free ticket at www.bit.ly/mhs-events

    For International Woman's Day and Votes for Women 1918-2018.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

     

  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018
    12:00 - 16:00

    Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home!

    Drop-in, ages 7+, materials donation £3

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    12:00 - 16:00

    Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home!

    Drop-in, ages 7+, materials donation £3

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    18:00 - 19:00

    Tuberculosis still kills more people each year than any other germ. Where has it been? How is it evading treatment? And how can we eliminate it? Dr Timothy Walker (Nuffield Department of Medicine) will discuss how its DNA holds some vital clues.

    Tickets will be available from Monday 1 January. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018
    14:00 - 14:45

    Visit BioArt and Bacteria with the artist Anna Dumitriu and see the creative process behind the exhibition.

    No need to book.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria.

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018
    18:00 - 19:00

    Anna Dumitriu and Dr John Paul (Public Health England) have collaborated over a 13 year period. Dr Paul presents and celebrates their microbiological work and its impact.

    Tickets will be available from Friday 1 December. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018
    14:00 - 16:00

    What did the Victorians know about the moving image? Find out and make your own magical movie toy.

    Drop-in, ages 7+

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    18:00 - 19:00

    William Myers (author of Bio Art: Altered Realities) explains how BioArt responds to our changing definitions of life, nature, and identity.

    Tickets will be available from Wednesday 1 November. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria.

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    14:00 - 16:00

    Follow your stars and make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.
    Drop-in, ages 7+

  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017
    13:00 - 13:45

    Visit BioArt and Bacteria with the artist Anna Dumitriu and see the creative process behind the exhibition.

    No need to book.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017
    18:00 - 21:00

    Explore the Museum’s collections through hands-on activities and talks to discover how we have charted our world and the universe.

    For Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival

    Drop-in, all ages

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    13:00 - 16:00

    Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments all about sight.
    Drop-in, ages 9+

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    14:00 -

    Join this fascinating walking tour to learn about Oxford’s largely forgotten role in the first global conflict of the 20th century.

    With UnderConstruction Theatre Company for Armistice Day 2017.

    Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
    11:00 - 12:00

    A hands-on tour for blind and partially sighted visitors as part of our HLF-funded partner project with the RNIB.

    Spaces for this tour are limited, for more information or to book contact 01865 282456 or outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk

  • Mon
    06
    Nov
    2017
    17:00 - 21.30

    Experience a promenade concert with a difference and travel through space and time with music from medieval to modern, performed by the ensemble Sirinu. Includes the premiere of a new music-theatre commission by Oxford-based Martyn Harry.

    There will be three promenade performances of one hour each:
    5.00 - 6.00pm
    6.45 - 7.45pm
    8.30 - 9.30pm

    Tickets £10, for booking and more information see www.ocmevents.org

  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017
    18:00 - 19:00

    Anna Dumitriu joins us to talk about the current special exhibition and her work exploring infectious diseases and emerging technologies through art.

    Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

    Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    13:00 - 16:00

    Get involved in one giant drawing celebration based on bacteria and all things microscopic.

    Drop-in, ages 7+

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    13:00 - 16:00

    Get involved in one giant drawing celebration based on bacteria and all things microscopic.

    Drop-in, ages 7+

 
Earlier events are stored in the Events Archive.