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...
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+
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+
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
GALLERY TOUR Women in Science: Tour
Wednesday 26 September,
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.
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...
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...