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Curiosity Carnival

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, OU Museum of Natural History, Weston Library, Botanic Garden, Wytham Woods, Museum of the History of Science

Research is all about lab coats and test tubes, right? Actually, research is about much, much more – in fact many researchers have never worn a lab coat in their lives! Research is feeding curiosity and answering questions - like whether you can turn orange into grapefruit!

The Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September is a chance to find out what research is really all about, meet researchers, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes all our lives.

The night is a huge festival of curiosity – a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods. There will be a wide range of activities for all ages and interests – live experiments, games, stalls, busking, debates, music, dance and a pub-style quiz.

Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival 2017 will join hundreds of other European cities in celebrating European Researchers’ Night.

Each of the Curiosity Carnival venues will get curious about something different, in an evening of fun and entertainment for all ages and interests. Plus there’ll be all sorts of activities spilling out onto the streets of Oxford - with bite-size talks, music, walking tours, live demonstrations and the Marvellous Mathemagicians.

TORCH will be joining the many Humanities researchers leading activities, talks and performances on the night and invite you to join us too! For details of the full programme and how to register, click here

Audience: 
Open to all