Drop into the College for this special half-term event where you can compare an Iron Age furnace with up-to-the-minute technology and have a go at maths challenges in the family hands-on zone. Want to try something new? Choose from workshops for adults and teenagers for a taster of electronics and circuits, carpentry, construction and forensic skills.
The hands-on activities at this event are unticketed, but it helps us monitor interest if you register here.
Please book for workshops on their separate listings.
Engineering the future
Discover the high performance computing involved in space technology, particle accelerators and helping us understand the Universe’s smallest building blocks. Today you can meet apprentices studying for a Digital and Technology Solutions Degree who are supporting the development of innovative new software and systems.
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Experiment with patterns, shapes and angles at a carousel of tabletop maths challenges and games that’ll get your brain buzzing. Fun for all the family, these intriguing puzzles will get you thinking, questioning, and hopefully smiling when you solve them!
Diamond: an Engineering Gem
Diamond is an amazing material, however most people only think of diamond as a gemstone. Diamond actually has an impact on your everyday life in shaping the things around you from being used to machine your smart phone to use in lasers that cut sheet metal for cars.
Create something beautiful and mathematical. Make a greeting card or try your hand at origami and help build a sculpture throughout the day. All materials provided.
Department of Mathematics
University of Oxford
Making metal – performing production
Experience the sounds, sights and smells of the furnace with this live demonstration of smelting. In this celebration of the human relationship with minerals, fire and metal, explore our ancient connection with copper, tin and iron. Speak to archaeological scientists and consider how the properties of these metals continue to shape our society today.
Department of Archaeology
University of Oxford
11:00 - 16:00