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26th
June
Tuesday 26th Jun 2018, 09.00am to Monday 31st Dec 2018, 05.00pm
Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Portraits, Archive Material, Trails and Talks

Basement Gallery, Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

March – December 2018

100 years ago, the first group of women won the right to vote in the UK. In this centenary year, there is widespread recognition of the political role women have played in society. But what...

18th
August
Saturday 18th Aug 2018, 02.00pm to 04.00pm
Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

FAMILY FRIENDLY Send a Message SOS

Saturday 18 August, 2–4pm

Learn Morse code, experiment with the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus, and unravel the mystery message.

Drop-in, ages 7+

30th
August
Thursday 30th Aug 2018, 02.00pm to 04.00pm
Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

FAMILY FRIENDLY Making Micrographia

Thursday 30 – Friday 31 August, 2-4pm

Use microscopes and lenses to observe tiny things, and use your drawings to make magnificent monoprints inspired by illustrations from Robert Hooke's famous book Micrographia published in 1665.

Drop-in, ages 7+

22nd
September
Saturday 22nd Sep 2018, 02.00pm to 04.00pm
Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

FAMILY FRIENDLY Cabinet of Curiosities

Saturday 22 September, 2-4pm

Discover unusual objects and assemble your own cabinet of curiosities.

Drop-in, ages 5-13

26th
September
Wednesday 26th Sep 2018, 12.30pm to 01.00pm
Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

GALLERY TOUR Women in Science: Tour

Wednesday 26 September,

12.30–1pm

Join us for a staff-led tour and find out how women have been involved in science for hundreds of years as astronomers, mathematicians, instrument makers, and merchants.

For the Women in Science programme of events.

27th
September
Thursday 27th Sep 2018, 06.00pm to 07.30pm
Museum of the History of Science Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AZ

EVENING TALK Ada Lovelace: the Making of a Computer Scientist

Thursday 27 September, 6pm

Ada, Countess of Lovelace, is sometimes called the world’s first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the 19th century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science...

10th
October
Wednesday 10th Oct 2018, 03.00pm to 04.00pm
Woodgreen School, Witney

OXFORD SPARKS LIVE: Sampling the Earth's interior in Costa Rica

Ever wondered how a scientist got into their field of research? Now's your chance to get up close and personel with a team of micorbiologists, earth scientists and microbial ecologist!

The team worked together sampling the Earth's interior in Costa Rica and they are flying in specially to tell you all about the project and give you an...