Quiz whizz? Garden guru? Space ace? There’s something for everyone at the Curiosity Carnival.
The Curiosity Carnival is an evening of fun and entertainment for all ages and interests, with each of our venues getting curious about something different. Most events will be free to attend, plus there’ll be all sorts of activities spilling out onto the streets of Oxford.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum
Curious about people and our planet? Come on a journey from the inside of your cells to distant planets – and lots in between. Researchers will be exploring everything about being human, the planet we call home and how societies and cultures are created. Check out the interactive games, flash talks, experiments, films, live poetry, music and dance – and even a bit of cooking! Have a drink and chat with researchers in the research café and don’t miss Professor Marcus du Sautoy in conversation.
For one night only, the Weston Library is replacing books with living researchers! Borrow a researcher from the Living Library and discuss their fascinating work with them. There’ll be dozens of researchers on loan from all sorts of subjects – just browse the catalogue and find out what our researchers are up to. If you’ve got a competitive streak, try the gaming café with research-inspired board games. Or you can watch researchers fight to survive in the live final of ‘I’m a Researcher, Get Me Out of Here’. And whether you’re a romantic or a cynic, join our debate on perhaps the biggest question of all: is love real?
Museum of the History of Science
Think you’re a quiz whizz? Put your general knowledge to the test in our pub-style quiz. Enter as a team of three or four, or come along on the night and join a scratch team. Each team will be joined by a researcher and you’ll be competing for a mystery prize. This is an 18+ event, with a range of alcoholic and soft drinks available.