With the conference season just getting going, now is a good time to look at the options for those of us interested in communicating science. I’m just looking at the UK conferences here – there are some brilliant international events too. If I’ve missed anything, please let me know.
Association of Science Education
Family events at the Pitt Rivers Museum
The Pitt Rivers museum offers a wide array of family-friendly events most Saturdays and on many weekdays.
From the Under 5s series - hands-on sessions for kids from walking age onwards - right the way up to Pitt Fest, with object handling, crafts, special guests and live music - there's something for everyone. Many of the events will...
Our Research – Learning to Juggle Changes Brain Wiring
In ‘Our Research’, one of our team will provide a brief overview of their research and latest findings. First in this series, Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg will explain how learning to juggle can lead to changes in brain structure.
Oxford Cognitive Health in Ageing – Thank You!
The Oxford Cognitive Health in Ageing projects were recently featured on the BBC Oxford Website, Oxford Mail, Oxford Times, BBC South News, BBC Oxford Radio and Jack FM! We had a fantastic response from the public – thank you to everyone who has been in...
Colouring sheets for a range of specimens at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Check out these bugs, birds, reptiles, fish, and fossils! A great way for children to engage with the variety of living things around them.
Mind machines - the promise and problems of cognitive enhancement devices
Cognitive enhancement technologies raised hope in boosting healthy brain functioning, increasing mental capacity, speed, and creativity, through use of electrical and magnetic currents. How do these technologies work? How is the brain affected?
Current exhibitions at the Pitt Rivers Museum
The Pitt-Rivers museum has a constantly evolving display of special exhibitions as they cycle through their vast archive of materials and find new, entertaining and informative ways of displaying their artefacts.
As well as this, they regularly have special events such as workshops where you can learn to make knives out of flint...
Seabird monitoring - witnesses in the wild
Seabirds – including penguins – are amongst the most threatened animals on the planet. They are also very useful indicators of wider environmental change. But how do you effectively monitor species which live in hard-to-reach places, such as Antarctica? A team of scientists at the University of Oxford has come up with a...
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What does Hollywood get right and wrong when science is in the storyline?
In this week’s episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we are diving into the world of TV and films and looking at what comes first: the science or the storyline?
We take a look at popular films including: Star Wars, The Martian, Gravity, Terminator, Chain Reaction as well as popular TV drama Mr Robot.
To help us find...