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Science merges with arts at ideas festival

Original published by Oxford Times   Science, ideas and creativity takes centre stage in Oxford this month as the city dives into a festival of knowledge. The IF Oxford science… read more →

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For Arts Sake late

originally published by Oxford Times For Arts Sake late Sept/early October 2019 by Dane Comerford, Festival Director, IF Oxford Species habitat loss, energy production, global environmental change or the benefits… read more →

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Book Review: The Dinosaurs Rediscovered

Related event: The Dinosaurs Rediscovered Twenty-first century dinosaurs: a whole new world of understanding Picture this: a ginger feathered dinosaur with a striped orange and white tail perched in a tree… read more →

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A wonderful snapshot of a fascinating and colourful condition

Related event: Speed dating with ideas Synaesthesia – when words and colours or sounds and tastes are biologically-interconnected in someone’s brain – fascinates me. Who wouldn’t like to see the colours… read more →

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Book Review: Kit Chapman Superheavy

Related event: Superheavy History, politics, particles, and the superheroes of the Periodic Table who’ve blown it apart! This is a book of history, politics, particles and the superheroes of the… read more →

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Book Review: Psychopathy VSI Essi Viding

Related event: Speed dating with ideas Book review of Psychopathy: a very short introduction (Essi Viding; Oxford University Press, Oct 2019) An excellent concise overview of a chilling condition with… read more →

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Book Review: The Crowd and The Cosmos

Related event: The Crowd and The Cosmos Crowd-surf through the universe in this informative and fun frolic to infinity and beyond. I’m a human biologist, and rather lapsed, so physics… read more →

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Science and ideas

First published in Round and About From Friday 18th to Monday 28th October, the funky IF Oxford invites you to enjoy activities at more than 30 venues including the Oxford… read more →

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IF Oxford featured in Cotswold Life magazine

Extract from October 2019 edition of Cotswold Life exploring the city through the lens of Alice in Wonderland. This article uses whimsy and humour as a family makes stops at Westgate… read more →

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People-power, saving penguins & counting galaxies

First published in Ox Magazine I meet Chris Lintott in the Oxford University Department of Physics’ new Beecroft Building, a structure that won RIBA South Building of the Year 2019… read more →

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Oxford printmakers resurrect ancient organisms for science and ideas festival

First published in Ox Magazine As First Imprints, an exhibition by Oxford Printmakers, opens later this month, Dr Jack Matthews, Museum Research Fellow at Oxford University Museum of Natural History,… read more →

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Movement and music – from magic to the mind

Original published in Pick Magazine  The streets of Oxford are rich with rhythm this autumn as the poetry, music and dance enliven the city and offer entertainment for all ages… read more →

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Dinosaur poo, planets and penguins!

Original published in Pick Magazine  There’s fun galore for all the family across Oxford this October (18-28) with IF Oxford, the annual science and ideas festival. You can enjoy dozens… read more →

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An Alternative Oxford

First published in Ox Magazine This month, Oxford is awash with ideas and events thanks to IF Oxford, the science and ideas festival (18-28 October) which gives a fascinating glimpse… read more →

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IF Oxford 2019 programme available now

IF Oxford returns as the science and ideas festival that takes over 30 venues in Oxford 18-28 October 2019, with activities for adults, children and teenagers. Festivalgoers can pick from… read more →

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Questioning the Colour of Science – IF Oxford in Black History Month

Scientific thinking isn’t just black and white: it encompasses every shade in-between and so do the researchers and inventors behind new discoveries and innovative thinking. As part of the IF… read more →

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From Frankenstein to Facebook

Artificial intelligence is the newest tool on the block for humans, and our use of new technologies that replicate or supersede the way we think and operate are likely to… read more →

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If Oxford: so what’s it all about?

First published in Round&About September 2018 You are invited to take part in a funky new festival this month, IF Oxford, which – following on from 25 years of the… read more →

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IF Oxford Provides Food For Thought

As IF Oxford comes to town next month (12-22 October), it’s a chance to savour some ideas about how food relates to your health and wildlife habitats at talks, workshops… read more →

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The Heavens Will Move With IF Oxford

Comedy, dance and performance art are a big part of IF Oxford, the new science and ideas festival that runs across the city from 12-22nd October. Comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby… read more →

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Choose your adventure

First published in Pick Magazine Like a butterfly from a caterpillar, the 25th Oxfordshire Science Festival has metamorphosed to emerge this autumn as IF Oxford (12th-22nd October). This Festival now… read more →

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Introducing IF Oxford

A new festival, IF Oxford, will take over Oxford city-centre for eleven days in October (12-22 October 2018), building on the legacy of the Oxfordshire Science Festival, with more than… read more →

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