Events

Date: 04/11/16 to 21/05/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

75 years ago the first human trials of penicillin took place. To commemorate this milestone in medical history, Back from the Dead at the Museum of the History of Science traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day.

Date: 23/03/17 to 21/05/17
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

A small display revealing how this former lawyer helped to
change geology forever.

Date: 03/05/17
Venue: Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AZ

If you go down to the garden today….. Bring your Ted and your picnic and join us for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in the garden. Plenty of gardening, craft, stories and sensory play too! Suitable for the under fives.

Date: 05/05/17
Venue: Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3BG

'New Directions in Caribbean Studies Seminar', TORCH, Race and Resistance Programme, the Fiction and Human Rights Network, and the Bodleian Library are hosting an event on 'Volcanoes: Natural Disaster Narratives and the Environment in Caribbean Literature'

Please join us for a panel discussion where researchers on Caribbean literature reflect on the current Bodleian Volcanoes exhibition and explore more broadly how the theme of natural disaster narratives and the environment shape other aspects of Caribbean literature.

A light lunch is available.

Date: 05/05/17
Venue: Weston Library, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX1 3BG

'New Directions in Caribbean Studies Seminar', TORCH, Race and Resistance Programme, the Fiction and Human Rights Network, and the Bodleian Library are hosting an event on 'Volcanoes: Natural Disaster Narratives and the Environment in Caribbean Literature'. This event accomapnies the Bodleian Library exhibition. More details about the exhibition can be found here.Please join us for a panel discussion where researchers on Caribbean literature reflect on the current Bodleian Volcanoes exhibition and explore more broadly how the theme of natural disaster narratives and the environment shape other aspects of Caribbean literature.A light lunch is available.All welcome.Speakers include:Richard Scholar (The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)Annie Castro (The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)Vanessa Lee (The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)Jemima Paine (The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)Chair: Imaobong Umoren (Faculty of History)

Date: 05/05/17
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP

Alexander Armstrong takes us for a light-hearted spree through that peculiar constellation of cultural strands that we like to call Britishness, in the jocular style we know from his TV appearances. He will explore the Pitt Rivers Museum's exotic collection of treasures from around the world - expect flora, fauna, accents and even squawks! Tickets £16 (£14 for Friends), includes refreshments in the Pitt Rivers Museum following the talk.

Date: 19/05/17
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

Party like it’s the 1600s! Celebrate with Elias Ashmole, founder of the Ashmolean, King Charles I & a parade of Civil War Cavaliers & Courtesans. Dress to impress!

With King Charles I leading the parade on horseback from Broad Street at 6.30, join Elias Ashmole in welcoming His Majesty to Oxford to celebrate Mr Ashmole’s 400th birthday at the museum. What gift will the king bring?

Learn how to address the king correctly, find out about Oxford during the English Civil war, and meet the townspeople. With period dancing, music and quizzes, immerse yourself in the 1600s.

Prizes for the best dressed!

The Rooftop Restaurant and Crypt Café will also be open all evening.

FREE, but booking essential (£1 booking fee)

Choose either 7.00pm or 7.30pm arrival slot.

Joining us in celebrating Mr Ashmole’s birthday:
Past Pleasures
Earl of Manchester Regiment of Foote
Passamezzo

Watch Charles I parade into Oxford at Broad Street from 18.30.

This is event is Free thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Date: 20/05/17
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Join artist Anna Dumitriu to make a magical votive offering inspired by your experiences of antibiotics and the exhibition Back from the Dead. Add your piece to an exciting art installation with artist Anna Dumitriu.
Drop-in, all ages.

Date: 25/05/17
Venue: Harcourt Arboretum, Peacock Lodge, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PX

Find out about the ins and outs of how an arboretum operates, how we do planting, coppicing and woodland management and plenty more, with the Curator, Ben Jones. Join us for a stroll around beautiful grounds as the trees are bursting into life in late May, followed by evening drinks at the Arboretum.

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