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What's On, Knowledge, STEM

IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival Events

9th - 12th

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Lego Club

Mon 9 and 16 October | 3 – 5pm

Oxfordshire County Library, OX1 1DJ

Under 7s / Age 7 - 12

With thousands of individual pieces, the Oxfordshire County Library Lego collection
is yours to browse and build with. Perfect for makers aged 5 – 10 with a grown up, two themed clubs are Build a Spaceship (Mon 9 Oct) and Build a World (Mon 16 Oct).
Children must be accompanied by an adult. - WORKSHOP

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Perceiving things differently: psychosis

Mon 9 October | 7 – 8pm

New Road Baptist Church, OX1 1LQ

Teenage / Adult

What is psychosis?... you can explore it today with Kathy Sykes, in a friendly discussion with psychiatrist Paul Harrison and others who have experienced psychosis. Compare perspectives, share tips on supporting people with psychosis and explore signs and symptoms informed by the latest research. - DISCUSSION

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Science Wonder discovery evening

Tue 10 October | 5 – 8pm

The Farmhouse, Begbroke Science Park, OX5 1PF

Teenage / Adult

Discover research and innovation from Begbroke Science Park and across Oxford University, helping to create a better world. Exciting changes are underway with emerging technologies and research spaces alongside new art and science collaborations. Meet scientists at spin-out labs and explore the Begbroke Innovation District arts programme. - INTERACTIVE

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Tue 10 October | 7.30 – 9pm

The Bullingdon, OX4 1UE

Adult (18+)

Adults concerned about unwanted female pain during consensual sex are invited to this frank and open discussion chaired by BBC Radio Oxford’s Sophie Law. Hear from experts to discuss endometriosis, vaginismus, menopause, chronic pelvic pain and associated psychological aspects, with tips for open and safe conversations with partners. Questions are encouraged so grab a drink and join in. 18+ only. - DISCUSSION

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Experimental drawing: immerse yourself in plants

Wed 11 October | 10.30am – 12.30pm

Oxford Botanic Garden, OX1 4AZ

Teenage / Adult

Led by artist Julia Thaxton, this outdoor, multi- sensory workshop will use botanic DNA and the evolutionary quirks of plants to offer a new way to appreciate and draw the natural world. No drawing experience required - this immersive event will explore the healing effect of nature and creativity on the human body. - WORKSHOP

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Have you thought of a career in medical research?

Wed 11 October | 4 – 5pm

Online event

Teenage / Adult

Join a conversation with three researchers from different University of Oxford medical departments. Ask your questions about what it’s like to study medicine today and how others started their medical journey. This session and others in the series aim to highlight the wide range of different careers available in medical research and some of the surprising ways that people have got there. - TALK

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Glow Your Own (1 of 6)

Wed 11 October | 5 – 6.30pm

Online event

Age 7 – 12 / Teenage / Adult

Get ready for the Oxford Light Festival by creating your very own moving lantern. This weekly workshop series will help you build your own creative circuit with sensors that control LEDs and motors. Receive an Arduino starter kit (sent to UK addresses by post) and use tools like Tinkercad to combine art and engineering. Six live video sessions recorded to watch again on if-oxford.com WORKSHOP

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Language café

Wed 11 and 18 October | 6 – 7pm

Oxfordshire County Library, OX1 1DJ

Teenage / Adult

Cześć! Merhaba! Bonjour! Olá! Bongu! Share stories and swap languages from around the world. This session is friendly and informal, with most of the learning happening through speaking and listening. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a native language to share, are a professional linguist, or you are just starting to learn about a new language or culture. - WORKSHOP

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Pokémaths: the numbers behind the video game

Wed 11 October | 7 – 8pm

New Road Baptist Church, OX1 1LQ

Teenage / Adult

How many Pikachus does it take to power a lightbulb? How much does a Charizard eat? And why does the world of Pokémon seem to ignore the basic laws of physics? Dr Tom Crawford looks at the maths of one of the world’s favourite video games. - TALK

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Empowering healthcare with AI: explore the future

Thu 12 October | 6 – 8.45pm

Ashmolean Museum, OX1 2PH

Teenage / Adult

What is the future for medicine? Explore cutting-edge technology and compassionate care in a world shaped by AI and data-driven innovations. Discover opportunities, limitations and impacts new technologies have on health and social outcomes. Hear new solutions for real-world challenges and meet researchers from Perspectum at a drinks reception to discuss ideas about careers, tech and healthcare. - DISCUSSION

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