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What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (April-June 2018)

///What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (April-June 2018)

What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (April-June 2018)

To download the programme as a PDF click here.

Exhibitions

 Women in Science

Basement Gallery

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 about the vital contributions women have made to science over the centuries? This display celebrates eight women, from the 1700s to the present day, who have contributed to our knowledge of the universe.

From a Nobel Prize winner to “The Queen of Nineteenth Century Science”, each woman is linked to either the University of Oxford or our collections.

Events – Special Events and Evening Talks

EVENING TALK

“Uncertain at Present for Women But May Increase”

Thursday 19 April, 6pm

Dr Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum, London) reveals the little-known history of female wireless telegraphists in World War One and their fight for opportunities to contribute to the war effort alongside their male colleagues.

Please book your free ticket through the Museum’s Eventbrite page at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.

SPECIAL EVENT

Marconi Day

Saturday 21 April, 12-4pm

Help us celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi and experience the world of radio with the Oxford and District Amateur Radio Society. See how our Museum can be turned into an amateur radio station to contact people across the globe and try out Morse code for yourself.

Drop-in, all ages

EVENING TALK

The World’s Earliest History of Medicine

Thursday 24 May, 6pm

In the mid-thirteenth century Ibn Abi Usaybiʿah, a practising physician in Syria, produced the earliest comprehensive history of medicine from any land. His work covers 1700 years and incorporates records of over 442 physicians, all interlaced with amusing poetry and anecdotes about their lives.

Professor Emilie Savage-Smith (University of Oxford) will talk about the major project she is leading to edit and translate the entire treatise and make it available to everyone.

Please book your free ticket through the Museum’s Eventbrite page at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.

EVENING TALK

Art, Illusions and the Visual Brain

Tuesday 5 June, 6pm

Professor Christopher Kennard (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has spent a lifetime studying the visual system. In this talk he reveals how easily it can play tricks with our mind.

Due to popular demand this is a repeat of Professor Kennard’s talk in March.

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 1 May. Please book your free ticket through the Museum’s Eventbrite page at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.

SPECIAL EVENT

Scenes from a Projected World

Tuesday 12 June, 6pm

Drawing on stories of science and exploration this multimedia performance combines Dr Emily Hayes’ (Oxford Brookes University) research into the history of the Royal Geographical Society with the spoken word, projected and animated images, and musical accompaniment to explore the magic lantern’s role in the creation of environmental knowledge.

With the Royal Geographical Society and Constructing Scientific Communities.

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 1 May. Please book your free ticket through the Museum’s Eventbrite page at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.

Events – Family Friendly

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Fabulous Fundials

Wednesday 11 April, 2–4pm

Make your own Easter sundial inspired by the Museum’s collection.

Drop-in, ages 7+

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Drawing with Camera Obscuras

Saturday 12 May, 2–4pm

Join us at the Museum to discover the secrets of Renaissance art and how to use a camera obscura to draw in perfect perspective.

Drop-in, ages 9+

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Ahoy There!

Thursday 31 May – Friday 1 June, 12-4pm

Imagine early voyages of exploration with maps, globes and hands-on navigational instruments at the Museum.

Drop-in, ages 7-13

FAMILY FRIENDLY

House of Wisdom

Saturday 16 June, 2–4pm

Explore science and medicine in the early Islamic world with activities and games at the Museum.

Drop-in, ages 7+

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