Video of bees feeding on honey
At the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, you can find a small hive of live European Honey Bees. Take a look at this video to see how the bees like to lunch!
Are bats superheroes or villains?
The Big Questions podcast is back with a new series, and we start with a special Halloween edition! Join University of Oxford evolutionary virologist Emilia Skirmuntt as we learn all about the weird and wonderful world of bats, and ask the question 'Are bats superheroes or villains?'
From medicine to the movies and back: how do they do those special effects, produce amazing characters and create imaginary worlds?
For much of the last nearly 200 years, a huge amount of work has been undertaken to record, analyse and characterise gait – the patterns of movement when we walk. The common objectives were to enlighten clinical understanding and to improve the quality of life of many thousands of children, veterans and people challenged by disability.
Learn more about what defines a living animal
Meet Mrs Nerg by following the link below! She's going to tell you all about the sevel life processes that help scientists determine what is a living thing...
The Canary in the Coal Mine: could seabirds provide early warning signs for our oceans?
Dr Annette Fayet tells us about the Manx Shearwater; a little seabird that makes a huge journey.
Lockdown Walks - Is this a fossil I see before me?
You find fossils on the beach, right? If you're really lucky and spend ages looking? WRONG! Fossils - by which we mean the preserved remains of ancient life - can be found all around us! Including, as Matt Sutton tells us, in the centre of town...Make sure you look out for one next time you're out for a walk around town!
Learn more about the swifts in the tower of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Museum tower is a historic nesting site for European swifts, making it a brilliant location for a longitudinal study of them since 1948. Follow the link to find out more about the history of this 'devil bird', to see the Museum's livestream of what the swifts are doing now, and to see all of the swift statistics from the past 11 years! ...
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of KS3
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History provides lots of activities appropriate for Key Stage 3 students and teachers. From online image galleries and quizzes to regular educational sessions in the museum, there are some invaluable resources here so check them out!
Facebook LIVE: conserving natureWe went LIVE with Harriet Ibbett and Victoria Griffiths, two researchers from University of Oxford...