Oxfordshire Science Festival


The Oxfordshire Science Festival, supported by Science Oxford, takes place from 16-21 June with talks, workshops, performances and hands-on happenings for all the family across Oxford.

Science Oxford will be helping you to take control of the planet at our interactive Masters of Disaster – Next Gen Earth event (Mon 19 June). Ages 12-15 make solar chargers at our renewable Maker Club (Sat 17 June), or come along and watch science inspired performances at our very own Midsummer Science Cabaret (Wed 21 June).

Over the weekend, we‘ll be joining thirty different science-related groups in the Explorazone at Oxford Town Hall, where you can get hands-on with the very latest research (Sat 17 & Sun 18 June, 12-5pm) for families, adults and kids of all ages. Grab some paper and fold a genome with DNA origami, build a skeleton or become a paramedic – the Explorazone will keep you busy for hours!

Festival highlights include:

Oxfordshire Science Festival Launch Event: ​Richard Dawkins in conversation with Yan Wong
Wednesday 14 June, 7 – 9.30pm, Museum Of Natural History

Faces of Social Media
Friday 16 June, 6.15 – 7.30pm, Sheldonian Theatre

Friday 16 June, 8.15 – 9.30pm, Sheldonian Theatre

Through the Looking Glass
Saturday 17 June, 11am – 2pm, University Parks (Free)

Explorazone: Hands-on weekend
Sat 17 and Sun 18 June, 12 – 5pm Oxford Town Hall

Poetry of Science
Saturday 17 June, ​1 – 2pm, Oxford Town Hall

The Cloud Factory
Saturday 17 June, 3.15 – 3.45pm; 4 – 4.30pm, Oxford Town Hall

The Acoustics of Nature
Saturday 17 June, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Oxford Town Hall

8 Minutes
Sunday 18 June, 12 – 1.30pm, 2 – 3.30pm, 4 – 5.30pm, Oxford Town Hall

People Power with Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf)
Sunday 18 June, 4 – 5pm, Oxford Town Hall

Test Drive the Future
Part of Oxford Green Week

Sunday 18 June, 11am – 4pm, The Cherwell School

Happy and Healthy Diet with Tom Kerridge and Susan Jebb
Monday 19 June, 8.15 – 9.45pm, Sheldonian Theatre,

For details of all events and to book tickets, go to oxfordshiresciencefestival.com.

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