Talks and Events

The Museum hosts a varied programme of lectures, discussions and talks aimed at an adult audience.

The Beekeeper’s Year

The Beekeeper’s Year
Join Mark Blanchette of Oxfordshire Beekeepers Association for tales from the hive. Find out how the colony changes during the year and discuss threats to local and international bee populations.
Tickets are £3, please book here
Thursday 21st April , 7 - 8.30pm

Rewriting The Ancestor’s Tale

Recent Changes to the Tree of Life: Rewriting The Ancestor’s Tale
Meet Professor Richard Dawkins and Dr Yan Wong to hear how recent changes to the tree of life influenced their rewriting of the best selling book The Ancestor’s Tale. Includes a chance to buy a signed copy of the new book. Free, please book here
Thursday 28th April , 6 - 7pm

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique
A chance to listen to scientists talk about their current work and its implications for society over a glass of wine.
Café Scientifique
Suitable for adults
7.30 - 9pm on the second Tuesday of every month

Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours
Take a free volunteer-led tour to learn about the Museum's Grade 1 listed Neo-Gothic building.
Every Friday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm

Adult SEN Groups
Working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council’s Adult Learning Department, the Museum runs three courses for adults with learning difficulties a year based around natural history topics from rocks, bugs and dinosaurs to learning to draw cartoon animals. The sessions involve handling real museum specimens, short tours of the building and craft activities linked to the topic under investigation. Further information

If you are involved in an adult SEN group and would like to see if we can facilitate a visit, please contact us by email or telephone: 01865 282456.

The Museum is open to visitors of all ages and hosts a busy calendar of events and activities all year round. To assist us we have many excellent volunteers. Our team of volunteers have a great time, receive training, and gain valuable experience in Museum education.

Further information about volunteering at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History or at other Oxford University Museums and Collections.

The Museum now has a beautiful café on the upper gallery. Why not enjoy a break while over-looking the dinosaurs!


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