Super Science Sunday

October 15, 2023

Science Oxford Centre

External Event

Age 7+/ teenagers/ all welcome

Spend a special day at the Science Oxford Centre to meet researchers, presenters and publishers – part of IF Oxford science and ideas Festival. Learn about the design of medicines, the importance of natural ecosystems and how engineers tackle big problems with lots of fun hands-on activities.

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Recommended for ages 7–12/Teenage/Adult
All Welcome

IF Oxford uses Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing so you can choose to pay whatever you want or can afford. Please help us keep track of venue capacity by booking your morning or afternoon slot (10am – 1pm or 2 – 5pm). Ticket booking is via IF Oxford.

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Activities include:

Three-hour access to the Exploration Zone, woodland and Water Lab (change of clothes recommended) and the following activities:

Lab challenge: fight the virus!

Can you develop the next antiviral drug and prevent a pandemic? Step into a drug discovery lab to perform experiments and solve puzzles to find a drug to fight a new virus.

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University 

Engineering your future

Explore the fascinating and creative world of engineering. Test out your dexterity with a robot arm, learn about nuclear fusion with a vacuum chamber and plasma ball, and find out how 3D printers are helping to solve real-world problems.

Oxfordshire Advanced Skills

Oceans and rainforests for curious young minds

What’s it like to dive down into the ocean depths or clamber up into a rainforest canopy? Join award-winning science writer Isabel Thomas for a talk and hands-on activities on the sights, sounds and smells of Earth’s most spectacular habitats, and meet some of the curious creatures that live there.

Oxford University Press

Visiting information: Science Oxford Centre visiting information here. (Please note, this event is part of IF Oxford science and ideas Festival and ticket booking is via the IF Oxford website.)

Email [email protected] for visiting queries. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response, possibly longer over a weekend.

If you have an urgent query or require immediate assistance, please speak to a member of the team on 01865 810000.


Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB