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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.

Download the Events and Exhibition programme in PDF. 

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    12 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In, Special Event

    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

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Discover the secrets of Renaissance art and how to use a camera obscura to draw in perfect perspective.

    Drop-in, ages 9+

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Lecture

    In the mid-thirteenth century Ibn Abi Usaybiʿah (ابن أبي أصيبعة‎‎, d. 1270), a practising physician in Syria, produced the earliest comprehensive history of medicine from any land. 

    His book "The Best Accounts of the Classes of Physicians," written in Arabic, covers 1700 years of medical practice, from the mythological beginnings of medicine with Asclepius through Greece, Rome, and India, down to the author's day. It is the earliest comprehensive history of medicine (from any land), incorporating accounts of over 442 physicians – their training, practice, and medical compositions – all interlaced with amusing poetry and anecdotes illustrating their life and character.

    Professor Emilie Savage-Smith (University of Oxford) will talk about the major project she is leading to edit and translate the entire treatise and make it available to everyone.

    Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
    12 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Imagine early voyages of exploration with maps, globes and hands-on navigational instruments.

    Drop-in, ages 7-13

  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Lecture

    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.

    Due to popular demand this is a repeat of Professor Kennard’s talk in March.

    Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 1 May. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

  • Tue
    12
    Jun
    2018
    6:00 pm
    Special Event

    Drawing on stories of science and exploration this multimedia performance combines Dr Emily Hayes’ (Oxford Brookes University) research into the history of the Royal Geographical Society with the spoken word, projected and animated images, and musical accompaniment to explore the magic lantern’s role in the creation of environmental knowledge.

    With the Royal Geographical Society and Constructing Scientific Communities.

    Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 1 May. Please book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
    2 - 4 pm
    Family-Friendly Drop In

    Explore science and medicine in the early Islamic world with activities and games.

    Drop-in, ages 7+

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