The Museum Of The History Of Science

The Museum Of The History Of Science
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ
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Back From The Dead: Curator-Led Tour

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of first human trials of penicillin, 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. Join our curators in the Special Exhibitions Gallery to discover how penicillin has shaped Oxford…

Board Games And Medieval Medicine

The Museum of the History of Science is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine. Help test our board games and give us your feedback. Drop-in, ages 7+. This event is running regularly on the last Sunday of every month.

Sun 29 Jan

Sun 26 Feb

Sun 26 Mar

Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks

Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock at the Museum of the History of Science to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home! Drop-in, ages 7+. Materials donation £3.

Sat 28 Jan

House Of Wisdom (Over 7s)

Find out how scientists in early Islamic civilisations mapped the stars, and discover medieval medicine through exciting new board games and activities at the Museum of the History of Science. Drop-in, ages 7+.

Sat 11 Feb

Magical Movies (Over 7s)

What did the Victorians know about the moving image? Find out at the Museum of the History of Science and make your own magical movie toy. Drop-in, ages 7+.

Sat 11 Feb

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Make A Magical Votive

Make a magical votive offering inspired by your experiences of antibiotics and the exhibition Back from the Dead at the Museum of the History of Science. Add your piece to an exciting art installation with artist Anna Dumitriu. Part of the programme of events for the Back from the Dead Special Exhibition at the Museum of…

Thu 16 Feb

Free / 01865 277280

Making Micrographia

Draw bugs and bacteria from images through microscopes, and make magical monoprints at the Museum of the History of Science. Drop-in, all ages.

Sat 11 Feb

Free / 01865 277280

Saving Lives With Penicillin In Britain And Abroad

Hear Dr Robert Bud (Science Museum, London) speak on the anniversary of the first human trials of penicillin. Dr Bud will describe the momentous medical event by looking at laboratory notebooks, analysis of British wartime experience and the challenges of making a wonderdrug in occupied countries from China to…

Stars And Specula

An evening of stargazing with an 1840 speculum-metal reflecting telescope, a modern telescope, and replica Galilean telescopes. With Hanwell Community Observatory. Exact location to be confirmed, please see the Museum of the History of Science website at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/events for further details.

Fri 3 Mar

Free / 01865 277280

Yellow Magic

Join us for an exciting day of hands-on activities, talks and performances about the story of penicillin and the miracle of antibiotics at the Museum of the History of Science. Meet artists and scientists at the cutting edge of medical research. For British Science Week. Drop-in, all ages.

Sat 18 Mar

Free / 01865 277280

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