Curiosity Carnival

Various, around Central Oxford

Fri September 29th, 2017 15:00 to Fri September 29th, 2017 22:00

Roll up, roll up! There's a carnival taking over Oxford! On 29 September 2017 researchers will be taking over the University's gardens, libraries and museums, and spilling out onto the streets, with a host of activities to feed even the most hungry minds and take you on an adventure of curiosity.

The Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September is a chance to find out what research is really all about, meet researchers, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes all our lives.

The night is a huge festival of curiosity - a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods. There will be a wide range of activities for all ages and interests - live experiments, games, stalls, busking, debates, music, dance and a pub-style quiz.

Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival 2017 will join hundreds of other European cities in celebrating European Researchers’ Night.

NQIT is taking part in several activities on the day:

Spend your afternoon as a Botanic Browser

3pm to 7pm - Botanic Garden
You'll need a free Botanic Browser Ticket

Get curiouser and curiouser, discovering the weird wonderland of things living and hiding in the Botanic Garden.

Hear strange tales at Quantum Story Corner - science and storytelling for all ages.

Vote in the Great Research Bake-Off, where researchers explain their work... in cake.

Living Library

7pm to 10pm
You'll need a free Curiosity Explorer Ticket

For one night only, the Weston Library is replacing books with a living library of researchers! Take out a researcher on loan from the Living Library and chat about their fascinating work.

Quantum Dance

7pm to 10pm
You'll need a free Curiosity Explorer Ticket

Explore how researchers use time and space at the Ashmolean Museum and find out more about what makes the universe - and us - tick.

Find out about the rest of the varied and entertaining events taking place during the Curiosity Carnival.

Merritt Moore, Physicist Ballerina!
Curiosity Carnival
Oxford Botanic Gardens