Science @ the Shops

15 October, 10:00 am

6 hrsPWYD

Interactive, Hands-on | Health & Medicine, Science

Science @ the Shops

Templars Square Shopping Centre, Pound Way, Oxford OX4 3XH

Discover the secrets of the human body, how diseases are treated and how to stay healthy at Banks Court in Templars Square shopping centre this weekend. Take part in an exciting selection of enjoyable activities for all ages and meet the people shaping tomorrow’s future today. Where might your shopping trip take you?

There is no need to book for this event.

Activities include:

Harnessing the power of T cells to develop new therapies
Play games to explore how the body’s own immune system can form the basis for new therapies to treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. Learn how these therapies work and how they are developed.

Take part in health research
Discover how research has developed new treatments and ways to care for people. Guess how much sugar is in everyday foods and meet health professionals to find out how you can take part in research studies near you.
NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands

Mysteries of tooth decay
Your teeth can resist everyday wear and tear from chewing and biting, bacterial infection and acid attack, but if you don’t look after them, they can decay or even fall out. Find out what scientists are learning about the biological materials in your mouth and how to look after your smile.
Dept of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Help me stay well
Your arteries are amazing. They carry blood loaded with oxygen around your body, but when they get blocked, things can go seriously wrong. Find out how to keep your arteries clear and your blood flowing, to protect your heart and brain, with interactive team games.
Oxford Population Health, University of Oxford

IF Oxford uses Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing so you can choose to pay whatever you want, or can afford. You can make your donation during booking or after the event and the amount you pay is up to you. A suggested donation of £5 per person for each event enjoyed will help secure the future of the Festival. IF Oxford is run by The Oxfordshire Science Festival (charity #1151361) and your donation may be eligible for Gift Aid, where a charity can claim back an extra 25% of your donation at no cost to you.

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Templars Square Shopping Centre, pound way, Oxford OX4 3XH, UK OX4 3XH