Connecting People with Science

Science Oxford runs events, activities and workshops for families and adults across Oxfordshire.

To see a range of events organised by other organisations click here.

Please note that our Science Oxford Live site in St Clements has now closed.

Forthcoming Events

Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:00am, 13:00
The Pump House, Faringdon
Organised by Science Oxford

The Fire Show

Come to Science Oxford’s ‘Fire Show’ where you’ll see coloured flames, burning money, and fire tornadoes – as well as learning how they all work!

Friday, 29 August 2014 11:00am, 14:00
The Studio, Crown Walk, Bicester
Organised by Science Oxford

K'nex Fairground Rides

Make things that spin, things that swing and things that make you go ‘whee!’ at this fun interactive workshop.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:30am, 12:00 14:00
Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle Quarter
Organised by Science Oxford

Saturday Science Club: Bright Sparks

Seagulls have stolen our cable! What materials can we use to connect our battery to our light bulb to make it turn on? What is an electrical circuit?

Thursday, 4 September 2014 7:30pm,
The Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon
Organised by Science Oxford

The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch

Lewis Dartnell will be at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon on Thursday 4 September talking about his new book The Knowledge, which explains everything you need to know to reboot our civilisation after a catastrophe.

Friday, 12 September 2014 7:00pm,
Mathematical Institute, Oxford
Organised by Science Oxford

Defeating Dementia

Join us for an evening of interactive talks and discussion on the current research in tackling the causes and symptoms of dementia.

Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:30am, 12:00 14:00
Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle Quarter
Organised by Science Oxford

Saturday Science Club: Crazy Colours

Our Crazy Colours workshop is all about demonstrating how are colours made and having a messy but magical time experimenting with colours of your own.

Friday, 17 October 2014 7:30pm,
The Old Fire Station
Organised by Science Oxford

Brainsex with Timandra Harkness

Can neuroscience explain why Timandra throws like a girl but thinks like a bloke? Receiving four stars from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; this is a show all about the brain, psychology and gender with plenty of jokes and songs.

Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:30am, 12:00 14:00
Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle Quarter
Organised by Science Oxford

Saturday Science Club: Scary Slime

Let’s make some spooky, gooey slime together. Does it stretch? Can you squash it?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:30am, 14:00
The Story Museum, Oxford OX1 1BP
Organised by Science Oxford

Magic and Science!

Disappearing coins, fascinating and mind-boggling illusions. See if you can solve the science behind our tricks in this interactive show. Shows at 11:30 and 14:00.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 7:00pm,
Oxford Castle Unlocked
Organised by Science Oxford

The Spooky Scientific History of Oxford Castle

Science Oxford invites you to join us in a scientific investigation into the history of Oxford Castle – the arsenic poisoning, how Anne Green survived her hanging and of course, the curse of Roland Jenks.

Friday, 31 October 2014 11:00am, 13:00
Didcot Civic Hall
Organised by Science Oxford

The Halloween Show

Science Oxford Live presents The Halloween Show! Prepare for some spooky surprises, eerie experiments and dramatic demonstrations in this lively, interactive show.

Friday, 7 November 2014 7:30pm,
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Campus
Organised by Science Oxford

Breaking the ice -the challenges of polar exploration

Science research in the Polar Regions comes with its chilly challenges, but how do our panel of polar experts deal with working in these extreme environments? Science Oxford will be joined by science broadcaster and arctic adventurer Quentin Cooper in a fascinating discussion that will leave you chilled to the bone.

Friday, 21 November 2014 7:30pm,
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Organised by Science Oxford

Comet Surfing: Rosetta

What can our celestial neighbours tell us about life on Earth? Join us for a fascinating panel discussion with Chris Lintott, astrophysicist and presenter of BBC’s The Sky at Night, plus special guests.

Saturday, 29 November 2014 10:30am, 12:00 14:00
Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle Quarter
Organised by Science Oxford

Saturday Science Club: Creature Creations

What is a habitat and how do different animals adapt to different habitats?
Let’s explore all the different types of habitats and create a very own creatures that will be safe from nasty predators with access to its favourite food and water.

Saturday, 20 December 2014 10:30am, 12:00 14:00
Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle Quarter
Organised by Science Oxford

Saturday Science Club: Christmas Candles

Let’s get festive and make some candles to bring home for the most exciting day of the year!