Events

Date: 19/10/17 to 18/03/18
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Explore the microbial world, antibiotics and technology through art.The internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu takes visitors on an artistic journey through infection, from the Romantic period to contemporary synthetic biology.Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5pm

Date: 18/11/17
Venue: Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DB

A day of family events featuring: A treasure trail, live musical performances and demonstrations. Plus a chance to play some of the instruments in the handling collection.

Date: 18/11/17 to 19/11/17
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH

A big weekend exploring how light, music and food connects communities and faiths.Come and join us for a dazzling weekend of activities, talks and craft for all ages. Find out more about how Oxford’s religious communities celebrate the festival of light. Listen to local choirs and live music, make a geometric card, join a tour, have a go at chanting or meditation, or sample some delicious food from Oxford’s community stalls.All One World activities will be FREE, but booking will be required for some talks and tours.With thanks to The Worswick Family, The Oxford Foundation, the Oxford Civic Society and our other supporters.

Date: 18/11/17
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX13PW

Neuroscientists share their research in an informal talk and demonstration.

Date: 21/11/17
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX13PW

Pick up an activity bag and explore the Museum with some of our furry friends.

Date: 22/11/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Visit BioArt and Bacteria with the artist Anna Dumitriu and see the creative process behind the exhibition.No need to book.Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

Date: 22/11/17
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW

Written language and alphabets are cultural creations, but our capacity to learn how to read and write is rooted in our biology. Professor Kate Nation describes recent progress in the science of learning to read.

Date: 24/11/17
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

This international conference is held in conjunction with the exhibition Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain, opening at the Ashmolean Museum in November 2017, showing the artist’s progression from calligraphic collage to an exploration of new ink language blending lively brushwork with western technique.The conference Qu Leilei: The Stars and After will discuss different aspects of Qu Leilei’s (b. 1951) painting and explore his story alongside those of fellow avant-garde ‘Stars Group’ members within the wider context of Chinese art history highlighting the impact of living in the West on individual artistic development. The conference will conclude with an in conversation event with Qu Leilei.Confirmed speakers are Katie Hill (Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London), Franziska Koch (University of Heidelberg), Eric Lefebvre (Cernuschi Museum, Paris), Yan Liu (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Alexandra Munroe (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York). The conversation will be chaired by Shelagh Vainker (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).

Date: 25/11/17
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX13PW

Investigate, experiment and discover surprising things with scientists from Oxford University at our big science fair bonanza. Ages 8+.

Date: 28/11/17
Venue: Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The Bodleian’s Douce manuscripts include a curious volume of unpublished poems, MS. Douce 201, dated c.1750, and transcribed in a grand, uneven calligraphic hand. The six works it contains are English satires by an unknown author. Together they represent a uniquely obsessive act of homage to Alexander Pope, marked by expert engagement and deep resentment. Dr Paddy Bullard looks at recent research that has identified the author of MS. Douce 201, and uses it to piece together the extraordinary story of the manuscript’s creation.

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