If you’re free on Tuesday 7 June, you might want to make your way to the Science Together event taking place at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. It’s an opportunity to learn more about how university researchers are collaborating with local organisations to explore issues that impact Oxfordshire residents.
Science Together is a grass-roots organisation that runs this collaborative programme. Their event will showcase the eight projects that are currently running, allowing visitors to interact with some of the solutions and share their thoughts on future development of the project. The event is intended to highlight the benefit of academics working with local people to produce innovative solutions to some of our pressing challenges.
One of the groups involved is the Oxford Play Association, which the Parish Council has supported via a grant earlier this year. Each group will have an interactive display of their project as well as running workshops and activities from 10am-5pm at the Museum. The range of projects is broad, from how to make natural paint from sustainable materials to the evolution of hip-hop technology.
In the evening (7-9pm), ‘Science on the Sofa’ involves some of the researchers and organisation representatives discussing the programme in more detail with Science Together lead Oli Moore. Refreshments will be provided and although the event is free to attend, advanced registration is advised. The evening session will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.
More details on both these events, as well as the Science Together project, can be found on the University of Oxford website. The event flyers can be downloaded below.