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10th
February
Friday 10th Feb 2017, 10.00am to Sunday 21st May 2017, 05.00pm
ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library

Volcanoes

From fire-belching mountains to blood-red waves of lava, volcanoes have captured the attention of scientists, artists and members of the public for centuries. In this exhibition, discover a spectacular selection of eye witness accounts, scientific observations and artwork charting how our understanding of volcanoes has evolved over the past two...

22nd
March
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017, 03.00pm to Thursday 23rd Mar 2017, 04.00pm
Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

BACK FROM THE DEAD - Demystifying Antibiotics

Special Exhibitions Gallery, until 21 May 2017

75 years ago the first human trials of penicillin took place.

To commemorate this milestone in medical history, Back from the Dead traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day.

GALLERY TOURS

Join our curators in the Special...

26th
March
Sunday 26th Mar 2017,
02.00pm to 04.00pm
Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

Board Games and Medieval Medicine

The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine.

Once a month they will be road-testing their games!

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Help test their board games and give them your feedback.

Drop-in. Ages 7+. 

9th
May
Tuesday 9th May 2017,
05.00pm to 07.00pm

The Butterfly Effect: What Does It Really Signify? - Tim Palmer

Meteorologist Ed Lorenz was one of the founding fathers of chaos theory. In 1963, he showed with just three simple equations that the world around us could be both completely deterministic and yet practically unpredictable. More than this, Lorenz discovered that this behaviour arose from a beautiful fractal geometric structure residing in the...