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Science @ The Shops: IF Oxford

“Where might your shopping trip take you?”
Science at the Shops

Discover senses, surgeons and the solar system at Banks Court in Templars Square shopping centre this weekend. Take part in an exciting selection of enjoyable activities for all ages and meet the people shaping tomorrow’s future today. Where might your shopping trip take you?

There is no need to book for this event.

Activities include:

Help me stay well
Your arteries are amazing. They carry blood loaded with oxygen around your body, but when they get blocked, things can go seriously wrong. Find out how to keep your arteries clear and your blood flowing, to protect your heart and brain, with interactive team games.
Oxford Population Health, University of Oxford

Animal behaviour adventures
Are you as clever as a crow? Explore your inner beast and learn about animal intelligence through interactive games. Notice the mammal, bird, reptile and insect behaviours around you. What might they tell you about yourself?
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Our place in space
Soar through a scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers and astrophysicist Stephen Smartt. See what happens when science and the arts come together. Explore the role of gravity and space with Performance ‘professor’ Lukey Luke.
UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK

Cutting-edge research
Have a go at cutting-edge science and become a trainee surgeon. Try your hand at surgery to discover more about the exciting research from two global medical research groups right here in Oxford.
Nuffield Dept of Surgical Sciences / Nuffield Dept of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford

Saturday 15 October - Sunday 16 October / 10am – 4pm

Templars Square Shopping Centre Pound Way, Cowley, OX4 3XH

Unticketed, PWYD

Age 7 – 12, Teenage, Adult



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