About the project

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University of Oxford first launched Beyond Boundaries in 2018, and this year has opened its second competition. This science-inspired art competition is for Oxfordshire state school students in Years 5, 6, 7, and 8 to create art inspired by research from six Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) scientists.

The Beyond Boundaries project, originally funded by the University of Oxford Diversity Fund, aims to increase the visibility of Oxford’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic scientists and mathematicians, bridge the perceived divide between science and art, and further connect schools and local communities with the University.

Our University project partners include: Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM), Oxford Sparks, Oxford Education Deanery, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), and the Undergraduate Admissions Office

  • To find out how to participate, check out our FAQs.
  •  Have a look at the artwork, exhibit and awards ceremony photos from our 2018 competition.
  • If you’re ready to enter, read the Terms and Conditions, and complete the Entry Form (your parent or guardian will need to fill it out too)…
  • Help us spread the word and encourage school students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 to participate! Here is our promotional flyer and teacher information sheet.

Follow us on @OxfordSparks on Twitter for tweets about the project.

Beyond Boundaries A5 Flyer