History of Science
Learn more about the Huxley-Wilberforce Debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Science and religion have historically clashed time and time again, but rarely with more malice than at 'The Great Debate'.
Find out more about the people and cases involved, and the elusive question... who won?
Learn more about the geologist, William Buckland's, journey to the Continent in 1816
William Buckland was the first scientist to name and fully describe a dinosaur, the Megalosaurus!
Find out more about his travels around the European Continent, the letters he sent on the way, and the specimens he collected, by following...
The Renaissance in Astronomy online exhibition: Books, globes and instruments of the 16th Century
Learn about how astronomy was studied 500 years ago with this online exhibition from the Museum of the History of Science, featuring incredible images of objects from their collections as well as animations and lots of information.
The Geometry of War - online exhibition
This online exhibition from the Museum of the History of Science discusses the geometry of war 1500-1750.
Too Valuable to Die?
Silke Ackermann (Director, Museum of the History of Science), Liz Bruton (Co-curator, “Dear Harry”… Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War), and Nigel Biggar (Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford) will discuss the ethics of scientists going to war in response to the current Museum of the History of Science...
Handwritten in Stone
A bicentenary exhibition to celebrate William Smith and his publication of the first geological map of England and Wales. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Running from 9 October 2015 to 31 January 2016.
Atmospheres online exhibition: the history of weather investigation
An online exhibition from the Museum of the History of Science exploring how we have investigated the atmosphere from the times of Aristotle to the modern day, with fascinating images of historical technologies from the museum's collection.
Learn more about the zoologist, William Burchell
William Burchell is one of the greatest early African explorers, collecting over 50,000 specimens on his first expedition! However it wasn't all plain sailing - follow the link below to hear about his quarrel with the Natural History Museum, London. It resulted in some pretty extreme name-calling...
Al Mizan online exhibition: Sciences and arts in the Islamic world
This fascinating online exhibition from the Museum of the History of Science and featires a wealth of information, images of objects from the collection, animations and recorded lectures.
Compass and Rule online exhibition: Architecture as mathematical practice in England, 1500-1750
An online exhibition from the Museum of the History of Science on architecture from 1500-1750, featuring a wealth of information, images, historical drawings, and videos.