In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

Today’s Skills and Tomorrow’s Technology

Venue: City of Oxford College, Technology Campus, Cuddesdon Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, OX4 6HN

This special half-term event is for you and your family to try out some practical new skills together. Whether it’s fixing a bike or making a paper sculpture, there is plenty to do and lots of interesting people to meet – test out some of tomorrow’s technologies today.

Throughout the day, try our ‘Build a Bridge’ challenge with Science Oxford or have a go at some Crafty Maths with the University of Oxford’s mathematicians.

Or why not book onto one of the City of Oxford College’s 45-minute skills workshops?

In a city of cyclists, how much do you really know about your bike? Discover some of the latest developments in lightweight and sustainable material or simply learn how to fix your wheels or brakes when they’re not in good shape. Bicycle maintenance workshops at 1pm and 2pm.

The construction industry is booming and buildings in Oxford are recognised across the globe. See if you can take the pressure of being a skilled plumber. Will your joint be watertight? Plumbing workshops at 2pm and 3pm.

Have you got what it takes to be a computer game designer or control a team of robots? Challenge your parents and friends to some ‘easy’ MicroBit programming and see what you can achieve in just 45 minutes. Coding workshops at 1pm and 3pm.

At 3.30pm, come along to a talk by University of Oxford Engineer Martin Walker and discover how structural failure can be used to inspire engineering innovation.

This is a drop-in event, so you don’t need to book a ticket, but it would help us monitor interest if you register here. The event is free, but donations to IF Oxford are welcomed.

22nd October 2018
Event Type
Hands-on, Talk, Workshop
Computing, Engineering, IT, Materials

Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 17:00

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