Events

Date: 30/10/17 to 03/06/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX13PW

Eight hundred years ago, the Charter of the Forest gifted public access to Britain’s woodlands, to be used and enjoyed by all. Marking this anniversary, and celebrating 75 years of Wytham Woods, this display features woodland-inspired work by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood, Robin Wilson, Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley and Richard Lawrence.

Date: 09/02/18 to 16/09/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

From the arrival of the earliest modern humans to the people of the present day, Settlers tells the dynamic story of Britain’s ever-changing population as revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography. The exhibition is accompanied by newly commissioned artwork by visual artist Ian Kirkpatrick, and a special events programme.

Date: 28/03/18 to 30/06/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

New works by our community of artists, all inspired by the Museum’s Life Collections.

Date: 01/05/18 to 01/07/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

New works by our community of artists, all
inspired by the Museum’s Life Collections. A small display in our Community Case.

Date: 02/05/18 to 03/07/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Argonauts, or paper nautiluses, are known
for their beautiful shells, but how are they
formed? Find out and see specimens from
the collections in this small display in our Presenting series.

Date: 18/05/18 to 31/12/18
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

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? For 2018 the Museum will be celebrating women throughout history who have contributed to our knowledge of the universe.Portrait Display - From March 2018 This display celebrates women who have been part of the scientific world, from the 1700s to the present day. Each scientific woman is linked to the Museum, either through an item in the collections or by their roles at the University of Oxford. It includes Sarah Angelina Acland, who was a pioneer of colour photography in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and Mary Somerville, who was known as “The Queen of Nineteenth Century Science”.Family Trail - From March 2018 Women have been involved in science for thousands of years as astronomers, mathematicians, instrument makers, and merchants. Use this family trail to travel through our collections and find out about women like Caroline Herschel, an astronomer, and Ada Lovelace, a forerunner of computer coding. Drop-in, ages 7+In the Archives - From June 2018 A display of rarely seen material from the Museum’s archive featuring Sarah Acland, Elizabeth Hippisley and more.Shout Out For Women Trail - From July 2018 This trail across the collections of Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums aims to highlight just some of the incredible women who are represented within our wonderful collections and buildings, from artists and scientists to curators.

Date: 26/05/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Meet scientists to investigate real natural history specimens from the collection. Ages 8+.

Date: 26/05/18
Venue: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Prepare to be amazed by our spectacular family science show all about planet Earth. Help the doctor to find out why "Earthy" is poorly and see if together we can help.How to book: there are limited spaces for each show. Tokens for the show are available at the front desk on the day of each show, you must have a token to attend.If you would like to book in advance please email education@oum.ox.ac.uk stating which date and time and how many people will be attending. If you wish to book on the day the show is taking place, bookings cannot be taken via email or telephone, please come to the Welcome Desk to pick up a token. Suitable for ages 6+

Date: 26/05/18
Venue: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Prepare to be amazed by our spectacular family science show all about planet Earth. Help the doctor to find out why "Earthy" is poorly and see if together we can help.How to book: there are limited spaces for each show. Tokens for the show are available at the front desk on the day of each show, you must have a token to attend.If you would like to book in advance please email education@oum.ox.ac.uk stating which date and time and how many people will be attending. If you wish to book on the day the show is taking place, bookings cannot be taken via email or telephone, please come to the Welcome Desk to pick up a token. Suitable for ages 6+

Date: 29/05/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Be inspired by the natural world and find
out how scientists are learning about what’s
on our planet.

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