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Roll up, roll up! There's a carnival taking over Oxford! On 29 September 2017 researchers will be taking over the University's gardens, libraries and museums, and spilling out onto the streets, with a host of activities to feed even the most hungry minds and take you on an adventure of curiosity.

Find out more at www.curiositycarnival.org.

There's a jam-packed programme but there's still time to get involved as a volunteer: bit.ly/carnival-maker.

Now it's time to make sure everyone knows! The University is coordinating a comprehensive awareness campaign, but you can do your bit, too!

Tweet about it!

What makes you curious? What events are you/your researchers involved in? Do you have existing content showing researchers and what they do? Share it with #CuriosityCarinval

The event is all about showing what research is all about, as well as showing the benefits of research globally and in our everyday lives - it's also about showing who researchers and inspire young people that they could one day be researchers - so share any content you have that supports these messages via your social media channels. 

Toolkit

Need images, logos and more? Take a look at the Curiosity Carnival toolkit, which includes a social media plan, suggested tweets, images and graphics, short social videos, logos and more. If in doubt or if you want advice, contact kirsty.heber-smith@mpls.ox.ac.uk.

Who is taking part?

In case you're not sure who in your departments are taking part, below is a table of participating MPLS researchers, listed by department:

Dept

Who (primary contact)

What

Where

Chemistry

Holly Reeve

Reaction race

Museum of Natural History

Chemistry

Pawan Kumar

I’m a Researcher… + Living Library

+ walking tour

Bodleian and online

 

Street

Chemistry

Jacqueline Tan

Walking tour

Street

Chemistry

Grace Turner

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

Chemistry

Renee Haver

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

Computer Science

Jun Zhao

Privacy with smartphone data

Ashmolean

Computer Science

Maaike Zwart

Aerial acrobatics

Street

Computer Science

Helena Webb

Control on social media

Museum of Natural History

Computer Science

Jason Nurse

Living Library

Bodleian

DTC

Mark Chonofsky

Mathematical Biology

Botanic Gardens

Earth Sciences

Claire Grainger

Disaster Zone

Museum of Natural History

Earth Sciences

David Pyle

Games café

Bodleian

Earth Sciences

Brooke Johnson

Walking tour

Street

Earth Sciences

Tamsin Mather

Stories around the campfire

Museum of Natural History

Engineering

David Howey

Battery health clinic

Museum of Natural History

Engineering

Priyanka Dhopade

I’m a Researcher… + Living Library

Bodleian and online

Engineering + SmartyCity Oxford

Stephen Kyberd

Sensors on street sweepers

Museum of Natural History

Engineering Science

Naharika Gurram

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

Mathematics

Nabil Fadai

Coffee bean roasting and mathematical modelling

Botanic Gardens

Mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy & Mathemagicians

Symmetry in sound

Ashmolean

Mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy

In Conversation…

Museum of Natural History

Mathematics

Gergely Rost

I’m a Researcher… + Living Library

Bodleian and online

Mathematics

Mathemagicians (Amy Mason)

Mathemagicians

Street

Mathematics

Joshua Bull

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

OeRC

David Wallom

Magic Planet

Ashmolean

OeRC

Neil Ashton

Bloodhound SSC

Ashmolean

Physics

Merritt Moore

Quantum dance

Ashmolean

Physics

Emma Cohen

Time and black holes

Ashmolean

Physics

Suzie Sheehy

Accelerate show

Museum of Natural History

Physics

Ian Walmsley

Living Library

Bodleian

Physics

Neil Bowles

Musical Abstracts

Street

Physics

Sam Henry

Particle Physics stall

Ashmolean

Physics

Andreas Zoettl

I’m a Researcher… + Living Library

Bodleian and online

Physics

Jaz Hill-Valler

Painting space

Street

Physics

Kathryn Boast

Quantum

Street

Physics

Donal Hill

Lumps of stuff

Street

Physics

Susie Wright

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

Physics

Franziska Kirschner

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

Physics

Amy Hughes

Researcher Bake Off

Botanic Gardens

Physics

Nathan Walk; Helen Chryznowksi, Matty Hoban (NQIT)

Quantum measurement systems and many-worlds theory through games and magician's tricks

Botanic Gardens

Physics

Colin Wilson

Satellites / data transmission

Museum of Natural History

Plant Sciences

Charlotte Kirchelle

Into the cell, microscopy

Botanic Gardens

Plant Sciences

Sarah Watkinson

Roaming Poet

Botanical Gardens

Plant Sciences

Lindsay Turnbull

Research Café Bar

Museum of Natural History

Plant Sciences

Tonya Lander

Research Café Bar

Museum of Natural History

Zoology

Amy Dickman

Stories around the campfire

Museum of Natural History

Zoology

Guy Western

Stories around the campfire

Museum of Natural History

Zoology

Annette Fayet

Birds on the move

Ashmolean

Zoology

Tom Hart

Penguin Watch (colony)

Museum of Natural History

Zoology

Lucy Woodall

Living Library

Bodleian

Zoology

Varvara Fazalova

Pea aphids

Street

Zoology

Cedric Tan

Interactive play, table

Museum of Natural History

Zooniverse

Zooniverse

Spacey Zooniverse

Ashmolean

If you'd like any further information, please contact michaela.livingstone@mpls.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

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This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.