A night of curiosity in Oxford

By John Charlton

The Curiosity Carnival on Friday September 29 is a chance to find out what research is really all about, meet researchers, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes all our lives.

The night is a huge festival of curiosity – a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods. There will be a wide range of activities for all ages and interests – live experiments, games, stalls, busking, debates, music, dance and a pub-style quiz.

Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival 2017 will join hundreds of other European cities in celebrating European Researchers’ Night.

European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide event dedicated to explaining research through fun, interactive learning – and this is the first one ever to be held in Oxford. It is a unique opportunity to meet researchers, ask questions and find out more about what they research and why.

All the events will take place on Friday 29 September, in over 300 cities across Europe and in neighbouring countries. This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, which is an EU funding programme to support research careers. To find out what is happening across the rest of the UK and Europe please visit the European Commission website.

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