Events

Date: 02/03/18 to 03/03/18
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP

Learn how to weave patterned Sámi bands using a double slotted heddle and backstrap with Susan Foulkes, designer/weaver, author and Durham Weaver blogger. The course will take place over 2 days and will include an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Conservation Lab with the Pitt Rivers Head of Conservation, looking at band weaving artefacts in the Museum. The patterns that are to be worked on are based on these artefacts and include shoe ties, headbands and belts. The Sámi are the indigenous people of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. Crafts developed that utilised wool, reindeer hide, sinews and antlers. The traditional weaving tool used to produce patterned bands is the rigid heddle carved from reindeer antler. Included in the costs are booklets of patterns, threads, a ready prepared modern 9 pattern slot heddle and shuttle and a sandwich lunch on both days. Students will take home a piece of patterned weaving mounted in a key ring fob and a woven bookmark, plus two booklets of patterns, which can be used to produce a range of small items. They will also have acquired the skills to weave at home using their modern heddle and shuttle from the workshop, enjoying a weaving hobby that can be stored in a shoe box! Suitable for beginners or more experienced weavers wanting to extend their skills. Limited numbers.

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

Drop in for a chat with science experts about a host of subjects and get hands-on with science.

Date: 06/03/18 to 01/05/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Vesuvius was Europe’s most active volcano during the 18th and 19th centuries. By analysing rock samples from those historic eruptions, Oxford University student Emma Watts is uncovering the secrets of Vesuvius’s magmas, and its many eruptions.

Date: 10/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Join University researchers at our big science bonanza to learn all about Earth and the people that live on it.

Date: 12/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

WildCru’s Dr Danielle Linton discusses what the Wytham Bat Project tells us about the elusive bats of Oxfordshire.

Date: 13/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Professor Tom Higham reveals new insights about the ‘Red Lady’s’ significance as one of the earliest burials of the Mid-Upper Palaeolithic period.

Date: 15/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

An interactive event offering an opportunity to discuss and debate cutting-edge research with scientists, patients, research students and clinicians.

Date: 15/03/18
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Professor Christopher Kennard (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has spent a lifetime studying the visual system. In this talk he reveals how easily it can play tricks with our mind.

For Brain Awareness Week 2018.

Tickets will be available from Thursday 1 February.

Date: 17/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Extract your own DNA in our lab to search for the gene that makes you a sprout-hater or sprout-lover, and discover its evolutionary importance.

Date: 17/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Find out about the latest research in an afternoon talk based on themes explored in the Settlers exhibition.

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