Join us in the Weston Library to celebrate the History of Science Museum's first 100 years.
Activities for all ages.
Visit our pop-up workshop where Dr Taha Yasin Arslan will talk you through the process as he makes an astrolabe. And there'll be opportunities to get hands-on and engrave part of an astrolabe.
Our team will be there to demonstrate how an astrolabe works. And they'll help you handle the astrolabe so you can have a go yourself.
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
Follow in our founder Lewis Evans' footsteps as he searches for new finds for his collection.
Pick an object card and follow a map trail to discover what it is, where he found it, and who helped him along the way.
With craft activities for all ages, you can choose an astrolabe or a sundial, follow the simple instructions (our volunteers are there to help), and see how we told the time before clocks and phones. And our MultakaOxford volunteers will show you how to write in Arabic calligraphy.
ABOUT TIME: CENTENARY LECTURE
Dr Sumner Braund, curator of the new Lewis Evans display About Time, will share her latest research findings.
She'll explore the people behind these beautiful instruments, outline the myriad journies the objects took before Lewis Evans acquired them, and reveal the fascinating histories at the heart of the collection.
You can book your free ticket on the website.
There's something for everyone. See you there!