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The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University of Oxford first launched Beyond Boundaries in 2018, and this year has opened its second competition. This science inspired art competition is for Oxfordshire state school students in Years 5, 6, 7, & 8 to create art inspired by research from six Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic scientists.

The Beyond Boundaries project, originally funded by the University of Oxford Diversity Fund, aims to increase the visibility of Oxford’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) scientists and mathematicians, bridge the perceived divide between science and art, and further connect schools and local communities with the University.

Our University project partners include: Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM), Oxford Sparks, Oxford Education Deanery, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Undergraduate Admissions Office      


To find out how to participate in the 2020 competition; or to view the artwork, exhibit and awards ceremony photos from our 2018 competition, check out the Oxford Sparks Beyond Boundaries webpage.

Click here to download a copy of the Beyond Boundaries Teacher Letter.

Follow us on @OxfordSparks on Twitter for tweets about the project.

Beyond Boundaries poster - all information is provided on the Oxford Sparks webpage linked to on this page.

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