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Events

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 the stories behind the objects and history of our very special building.

 

 

26 October 2017 13:00 - 26 October 2017 16:00
Small Worlds, Giant Drawing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get involved in one giant drawing celebration based on bacteria and all things microscopic.
Drop-in, ages 7+
27 October 2017 13:00 - 27 October 2017 16:00
Small Worlds, Giant Drawing
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get involved in one giant drawing celebration based on bacteria and all things microscopic.
Drop-in, ages 7+
02 November 2017 18:00 - 02 November 2017 19:00
Anna Dumitriu: Artist's Talk
Lecture
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 [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
06 November 2017 17:00 - 06 November 2017 21:30
Sounding Space
Special Event
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 -7.45 pm
8.30-9.30pm

Tickets £10, for booking and more information see www.ocmevents.org [2]
09 November 2017 11:00 - 09 November 2017 12:00
Sensing Culture: Astronomy
Tour
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 [3]
11 November 2017 13:00 - 11 November 2017 16:00
Eyeballs and Other Things
Family-Friendly Drop In
Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments all about sight.
Drop-in, ages 9+
11 November 2017 14:00 -
World War One Walking Tour
Tour
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 [4]
17 November 2017 18:00 - 17 November 2017 21:00
The World and Beyond
Special Event
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
22 November 2017 13:00 - 22 November 2017 13:45
The Artist’s Tour
Tour
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
09 December 2017 14:00 - 09 December 2017 16:00
Stars and Planets
Family-Friendly Drop In
Follow your stars and make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.
Drop-in, ages 7+
14 December 2017 18:00 - 14 December 2017 19:00
BioArt: Altered Realities
Lecture
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 [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria  
18 January 2018 18:00 - 18 January 2018 19:00
Meet the Bacteria
Lecture
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 [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
10 February 2018 14:00 - 10 February 2018 14:45
The Artist’s Tour
Tour
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
15 February 2018 18:00 - 15 February 2018 19:00
TB: Stories from its DNA
Lecture
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 [1].

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria
01 March 2018 18:00 - 01 March 2018 19:00
In Conversation: Anna Dumitriu and Nicola Fawcett
Lecture
BioArtist Anna Dumitriu and microbiologist Dr Nicola Fawcett (Nuffield Department of Medicine) discuss their collaboration and how it highlights the impact of infectious diseases and antibiotics on our lives.

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

Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

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