The Museum runs three day schools a year in conjunction with the Department for Continuing Education. The courses are based around short lectures given by museum staff, integrated with the examination of specimens from the collections. Open to all interested adults.
This year’s courses are; ‘The Arctic: A Natural History’, ‘Birds of a Feather: The Origin of Evolutionary Relationships of Birds’ and ‘Madagascar: The Geology and Zoology of a Gondwanan Island’.
Further details, booking and prices
Talks and Events
The Museum hosts a varied programme of events and talks aimed at an adult audience. A highlight is the Oxford Geology Group’s annual Colloquium on March 8th, which is fast becoming the largest earth science event in the UK. This year it features a lecture from Professor Iain Stewart and many other speakers and activities.
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!