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The Power of Curiosity

OX's very own Renée Watson at TEDxAthens

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Our incomporable science writer, Renée Watson, was recently onstage at TEDxAthens asking, 'Is curiosity the secret to a wonder-filled life?'

She's the founder and Head of Explosions at Curiosity Box, a STEM activity subscription box scheme that's spread the love of science to countless young people of all age groups. Last year she was named by Melinda Gates as one six women in STEM to watch. She's now championing a move away from test-led classrooms in primary education and advocating for an approach that puts a child's innate curiosity at the forefront at learning. If all this wasn't enough, Renée will be co-captaining the European over-35s team at the Touch Rugby World Cup. We're priviliged to have this real-life superwoman on our team here at OX - and here she is in her own words...


Kate Pankhurst
Tue 23 Apr 2024

Science Oxford loves to inspire curious children to explore our amazing world and reach for the stars and we were all delighted to unlock our inner astronauts with author and illustrator, Kate Pankhurst, at the fantastic Oxford Literary Festival 2024.

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Mon 25 Sep 2023

Star Soup Tue 24 October | 11 – 11.45am and 1 – 1.45pm The North Wall Arts Centre, OX2 7JN Age 7 – 12  We’re all made of stardust, but what makes a star? The

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Mon 25 Sep 2023

Pandemic board games Thu 19 October | 4 – 7pm Oxfordshire County Library, OX1 1DJ Teenage / Adult  A special edition of Oxfordshire County Library’s weekly Board Game club.

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Mon 25 Sep 2023

Origami club Sat 14, 21 and 28 October 11am – 12pm Oxfordshire County Library, OX1 1DJ Teenage / Adult  Learn how to fold paper through the ancient art and simple pleasure