Science takes to the street with a selection of hands-on activities for all the family!!
From chocolate to drug discovery: amazing crystals (University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry)
Understanding dementia and the brain (University of Oxford, Cognitive Neurology Group)
What confuses epidemiologists? (University of Oxford, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit)
Meat my planet – what goes into making a sausage? (University of Oxford, Livestock, Environment and People)
Cognitive games – how do we learn? (University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology)
How medicines work – make your own! (University of Oxford, Department of Pharmacology)
Seeing invisible particles, the building blocks of the universe (University of Oxford, Department of Physics)
Science busking: Big Data, Big Future! (British Science Association, Oxford Branch / The Curiosity Box)
This is a drop-in event, so you don’t need to book a ticket
The event is free, but donations to IF Oxford are welcomed.
Part of IF: Oxford Science and Ideas Festival
The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival is coming to Oxford in October. There will be over 100 events happening across the city from 12th to 22nd October. Come and check out the vast number of talks, performances and interactive events covering a range of topics from nutrition to astronomy, computing to history of science.
We are organising 3 events during the IF festival;
- Big Data exhibition in Frideswide Square – 10th October – 10th November
- Science busking on Broad St – 12th October 12pm-6pm
- Scibar talk – How the Internet is changing our lives: from dating to politics – 17th October 7pm
For further information check out the IF festival website
The Antarctic is our climate change early warning system. Studying climate here allows us to more accurately predict the extent of climate change in the rest of the world. However some of the most critical areas of the Antarctic are still largely inaccessible to scientific exploration. Dr David Jones will discuss his experience designing and deploying sensors over 5 Antarctic expeditions, in order to monitor the effects of global warming on icebergs and glaciers.
Workplace stress feels like a symptom of modern life. However, the impact of mental ill health at work has surfaced in many forms over the years. Learn the truth behind the ‘Mad Hatter’, the ‘writer’s cramp’ and the value of a good night’s sleep. It’s time to dispel the myths about working with a mental condition, and talk about how improve resilience to stress.
Dr Jenny Leeser has worked in occupational health for over 30 years. During this time she has worked in many industries from pharmaceutical to transport, and now focuses on wellness and mental wellbeing at work.
This month our speaker is Professor Peter Atkins, well renowned scientist and author of numerous chemistry textbooks and popular science books.
Peter Atkins’ most recent book (OUP) is “Conjuring the universe: the origins of the laws of nature”. In this talk he will explore why the universe behaves the way it does and argue that it is all down to a combination of indolence, anarchy and ignorance.