HISTORY OF SCIENCE MUSEUM EVENTS

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JULY

Sculpture – Heads appear
Monday 17 June – Friday 21 July
As part of the Tomorrow’s Oxford Heads project two exciting new sculptures will be appearing outside the Museum.

Object handling – Objects and us
Tuesday 2 July, 12.30–1.30pm
Join the award-winning Multaka-Oxford team to discover stories and connections in this special object handling session.
Drop-in, all ages

Family friendly – Alice’s Day: adventures in time
Saturday 6 July, 12–4.30pm
Pick up your copy of our Alice Trail to take a trip back in time to find out more about Lewis Carroll and his amazing books. You can also join us for storytelling with Lucy Walters at 3.30pm.
Drop-in, ages 6+

Object handling – Objects and us
Tuesday 16 July, 12.30–1.30pm
Join the award-winning Multaka-Oxford team to discover stories and connections in this special object handling session.
Drop-in, all ages

Evening talk – Apollo 11: the inside story
Thursday 18 July, 6pm
The story of the first landing on the Moon is even more dramatic that you think. David Whitehouse discusses the crisis, conflicts and climax of our greatest journey.
Tickets: £7. Book now: www.bit.ly/hsm-tickets

Family friendly – One giant leap
Saturday 20 July, 2–4pm
Take one small step into the Museum to join us for lunar activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.
Drop-in, ages 7+

Object handling – Objects and us
Tuesday 30 July, 12.30–1.30pm
Join the award-winning Multaka-Oxford team to discover stories and connections in this special object handling session.
Drop-in, all ages

AUGUST

Family friendly – Send a message SOS
Friday 16 August, 2–4pm
Learn Morse code, experiment with telegraphic apparatus, and unravel the mystery message.
Drop-in, ages 7+

Family friendly – Elementary!
Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August, 2–4pm
Design and print your own element symbol in linocut and help us recreate Mendeleev’s periodic table.
Drop-in, ages 7+

SEPTEMBER

Tours – Made in Oxford
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, 2.30pm and 3.15pm
Join us for these special highlight tours and discover intricate objects and unusual stories from Oxford. For Oxford Open Doors 2019.

Evening talk – The unlikely history of radium
Thursday 19 September, 6pm
Radium: a present for a queen, a housewife’s secret aid, and an everyday cure-all for the ailments of the early 1900s.

In this talk Lucy Jane Santos tells the fascinating, curious, and sometimes macabre story of radium from its rise as a desirable item to its gradual downfall through the eyes of the people who bought, sold and eventually came to fear it.
Tickets: £7. Book now: www.bit.ly/hsm-tickets

Family friendly – Cabinet of curiosities
Saturday 21 September, 2–4pm
Discover unusual objects and assemble your own cabinet of curiosities.
Drop-in, ages 5–13