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What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science (University of Oxford), October – December 2018

///What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science (University of Oxford), October – December 2018

What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science (University of Oxford), October – December 2018

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
October – December 2018

DISPLAYS

WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Portraits, Archive Material, Trails and Talks
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? During 2018 we are celebrating a number of women connected with the University and the Museum’s collections. See http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/exhibits/ for more information.

EVENTS

October
SPECIAL EVENT
200 Years of Frankenstein
Friday 12 October
In partnership with the Weston Library we present an evening of contemporary science spliced with the Gothic literary sensation of 1818, Frankenstein.
For the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival

PERFORMANCE
Frankenstein Reconstructed
6.30–7.10pm and 8.30–9.10pm
Frankenstein is revived in a contemporary performance adaptation of this classic novel. 200 years after the publication of Mary Shelley’s book a researcher travels to the frozen south, where the ice is thawing and science is still grappling with the problem of death.
Booking required: www.if-oxford.com

LIGHTNING TALKS
Science and the Enlightenment
7.45pm and 8pm
Drop into the Museum for ten-minute flash talks on the early history of the Old Ashmolean building and the science that inspired Frankenstein.

FAMILY FRIENDLY
Lovelace’s Labyrinth
Saturday 13 October, 12–4pm
Join Ada Lovelace and friends for a day of mathematical puzzles and problem-solving from geometry to code-breaking.
For the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival
Drop-in, ages 6+

SPECIAL EVENT
Victorian Speed
Thursday 18 October, 6–7.30pm and 7.30–9pm
Stressed by modern life? So were the Victorians! Join us for an interactive late night event exploring the hectic pace of the 1800s.
Created with Diseases of Modern Life (University of Oxford) for the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.
Booking required: www.if-oxford.com

FAMILY FRIENDLY
Robot Draw
Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October, 1–4pm
Build eccentric Lego drawing machines and let them go on a giant piece of collaborative drawing and inventive mark-making.
Drop-in, ages 7+

November
TOUR
Sensing Culture
Thursday 8 November, 11am
A tactile and hands-on tour for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.
To book email: [email protected]

SPECIAL EVENT
Multaka-Oxford
Friday 16 November, 6–9pm
An evening of performance and music that celebrates Islamic culture and scientific contributions from across the world. Discover the Museum and its collections as a meeting point of ideas and people.
Created with the Multaka-Oxford team for the Oxford Christmas Light Festival.
Drop-in, all ages

FAMILY FRIENDLY
Eyeballs and Other Things
Saturday 17 November, 1–4pm
Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments to investigate and understand how we see.
Drop-in, ages 9+

EVENING TALK
A Lab of One’s Own
Thursday 22 November, 6pm
Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge) discusses the pivotal roles of women scientists during the First World War, and how their efforts contributed to the war outcome and the Votes for Women movement.
Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-lab-of-ones-own-tickets-50162702995?aff=comms

December
EVENING TALK
Closing the Gap
Thursday 6 December, 6pm
Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia. Dr Vicky Neale (University of Oxford) explores the very different ways in which prime number breakthroughs are made.
Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/closing-the-gap-tickets-50165938673?aff=comms

FAMILY FRIENDLY
Stars and Planets
Saturday 15 December, 2–4pm
Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper-plate planetarium.
Drop-in, ages 7+

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