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: 30/11/17 to 15/04/18
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

Contemporary Chinese artist Qu Leilei (b. 1951), now based in London, was a founding member of the avant-garde ‘Stars Group’ in the late 1970s, and immigrated to England in 1985. This exhibition shows his progression from calligraphic collage to an exploration of a new vocabulary of ink language blending lively brushwork with western technique.

Date: 08/01/18 to 05/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Celebrating the scientific achievements of women in early natural history.

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: 09/02/18 to 28/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

See pieces created by Oxford Brookes University Art Foundation course students inspired by the Museum’s collection.

Date: 20/02/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

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

Date: 22/02/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Professor Danny Dorling discusses the role of the British Empire in shaping today’s map of ethnic identity in Britain, and contemporary attitudes to immigration, emigration and Brexit.

Date: 23/02/18
Venue: Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3BG

Meet at the Bodleian after dark to discover the first, fearless English graphic designers.

How do you make a book from a sheep? When does a page turn 3D?

Find out about edible charms, urine colour charts and swan branding.

Relax over drinks in the café and enjoy drop-in activities including artists’ demonstrations, curator Q&As, mini tours, calligraphy and zine-making.

Date: 01/03/18
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

BioArtist Anna Dumitriu and scientist Dr Nicola Fawcett (Nuffield Department of Medicine) discuss their collaboration and how it highlights the impact of infectious diseases and antibiotics on our lives.Tickets will be available from Thursday 1 February.For International Woman's Day and Votes for Women 1918-2018.Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

Date: 01/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Museum researcher Charlotte Inchley tells us how an historic collection of parasites collected by Charles Darwin during the Beagle voyage is being used to understand how extinct tribes fit into the migratory story of the Americas.

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