IF Oxford goes digital

Get connected as IF Oxford, the city’s science and ideas festival, stays online with interactive virtual events, experiences and activities for all ages.

Catch up with talks, workshops and family activities available ‘On Demand‘ for free / donation via if-oxford.com.

Young coders will love a series of ‘Glow Your Own‘ free online coding workshops with Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, artists from Fusion Arts Oxford, with tech support from our own Technology Officer, Sarah Townson. Join in with the workshops or catch up On Demand to create lanterns to decorate your home or garden for Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival. Then you can sign up to take part in the city-wide celebration and #BeTheLight with local light trails and doorstep illuminations taking place on 20th-22nd November 2020 – find out more at oxlightfest.com.

Don’t forget, you can also book for our November and December coding club for ages 9-12 with Sarah here – held monthly at the Science Oxford Centre in Headington, now with after-school dates. Some free places are available for lower income families, just get in touch via [email protected] to enquire.

IF Oxford brings together cutting-edge research from world-leading experts with a range of topics and events from food to space, climate-change to origami – plus virtual talks, tours, a ‘living library’ with real researchers and even flashmob dance routines to get you moving.

Families can ‘visit’ the online Explorazone Digital and be teleported into a virtual hall with lots of exciting activities (sign up by 17th November). Discover the smallest particles in the Universe and travel to the edge of space, tour the Oxford labs creating the COVID-19 vaccine or avert a catastrophic flood whilst filling up a virtual ‘swag bag’ with goodies and try-at-home experiments!

Foodies can discover the science behind your morning coffee, a foray into chocolate making or check out From Lab to Lunchplate, a look at bugs and lab-grown meat as alternative sources of protein.

Finally, grown-ups can get taste-buds tingling in The Science of Gin Tasting with TOAD the popular Oxford Artisan Distillery for a virtual tour of the gin botanicals at the Garden. Why not taste along at home!

Plus much, much more…

Topic: science, arts, ideas
Age group: all ages

Recommended by:

Autumn Neagle,

Digital Communications Officer