News & past outreach events

Pint of Science Thailand

Pint of Science Thailand

Posted 18/04/2017

The first ever Pint of Science Festival in Thailand (and the first in South East Asia) was held on the 15th to 17th May, 2017, at the FabCafe Bangkok. Visitors heard about exciting science, from cave paintings to leprosy, epidemics to genetics!

Fishy Clouds by B-floor

Fishy Clouds by B-floor

Posted 25/10/2016

MORU is collaborating with Bangkok-based B-floor Theatre to develop and produce a performance with the theme of antimicrobial resistance with a specific focus on the ethics of research with children. Through a 6-month research residency at MORU, the group will produce a series of 40-45 minute puppet theatre performances at the Bangkok Theatre Festival and elsewhere in Thailand.  Part of MORU's ...

Public Engagement with Research Strategic Plan launched

Public Engagement with Research Strategic Plan launched

Posted 19/12/2016

The University of Oxford launched its first Public Engagement with Research Strategic Plan to an audience of over 100 staff at a reception at the Pitt Rivers Museum on 12th December 2016.  

Oxford’s vision is to embed high-quality and innovative public engagement as an integral part of its research culture and practice, enhancing its position as a world-leading research institution.

The purpose of the University’s Public Engagement with Research Strategic Plan is two-fold:
- to frame an ambitious vision for Public Engagement with Research at Oxford;
- to identify the key steps towards it that will be undertaken in the next three years and against which to measure progress

Experimental Design

Experimental Design

Posted 24/10/2016
Print Exhibition: 9th -22nd November. Sixteen WTCHG researchers have been paired with sixteen OPC artists to produce sixteen different works based on the research. These pieces will be exhibited at the Fusion Arts Centre, Cowley Road, Oxford. Calling ahead is recommended, as the exhibition closes for classes.
DNA-quiris at ‘Science Uncovered’

DNA-quiris at ‘Science Uncovered’

Posted 25/11/2016

Five members of Catherine Green’s lab group went to the Natural History Museum in London to run a stall at the Science Uncovered ‘lates’ night. The late night openings happen regularly but this was a special event with 100s of stalls from researchers all over the country, part of European Researchers’ Night with events across Europe. They had a DNA-quiri station where they helped people extract DNA from strawberries with the aid of pineapple juice and rum. 

SGC at Diamond Open Day

SGC at Diamond Open Day

Posted 14/11/2016

On the 5th of November, four members of the SGC went to the Diamond Light Source open day where they spoke to members of the public going on tours of the facility. Armed with activities, models and computer displays they were able to talk about the work that the SGC does in the field of structure based drug discovery; putting the research into context and explaining the problems associated with ...

Public Engagement Seed Fund now accepting applications

Public Engagement Seed Fund now accepting applications

Posted 03/10/2016

Funds can be requested from the University of Oxford's small grants scheme to: develop or pilot new Public Engagement with Research projects; improve existing Public Engagement with Research activity; evaluate ongoing Public Engagement with Research activities or gather evidence to demonstrate impact. Applications from those new or experienced in Public Engagement with Research are welcome. 

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 24 October 2016, decisions will be announced November 2016 and the funding for this scheme must be spent by 30 June 2017.

Tuberculosis: Milestones of Discovery and Innovation

Tuberculosis: Milestones of Discovery and Innovation

Posted 19/08/2016

Free event in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library from 9th September until 16th October. Tuberculosis has been present in humans since ancient times and continues to infect millions world-wide every year. This small display charts moments in the history of tuberculosis and the medical discoveries and advances used to combat the disease.

Oxford Open Doors 2016

Oxford Open Doors 2016

Posted 16/08/2016

The event took place on Saturday 10th September 2016, 10am-4pm. NDM Research Building on Old Road Campus. Despite the terrible rain, nearly 100 people came to visit the science fair, hear Professor Nick Day's talk on eliminating malaria or look around the Target Discovery Institute on guided tours.  The science fair had lots of fun, hands on activities including making DNA out of lego, ...

Method in the motion

Method in the motion

Posted 18/07/2016

If you missed the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics collaboration with FLUX Dance Theatre at the Oxfordshire Science Festival, you can now watch the whole performance online.  Irina Pulyakhina talks about her work as her science is interpreted by FLUX, a dance company specialising in translating scientific principles into theatrical form. A one-off event exploring curiosity and creativity in their many and varied forms.

Science Day at Haddenham Community Junior School, March 2010

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