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Curiosity Carnival Event: Walking Tours

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Broad Street

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Oxford

OX1 3AZ

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Curious Walking Tours!

Come and join one of Oxford's researchers for their own walking tour of Oxford. This is a unique opportunity to explore Oxford with the students and academics who live and work here, and get an insight into their research.


This event has now sold out, but there are 10 'sign up on the day' spaces available from 11am on Friday 29th September, outside the Museum of the History of Science.



Walking Tours Available:


‘These ruins are inhabited!’: Oxford’s endurance, decay and renewal
12:30, 14:00
(1 hr)
Led by David Garrard from the Technology, Design & Environment faculty at Oxford Brookes University


Oxford through deep time: a turbulent geologic history in the heart of Europe
12:30, 14:00, 15:30
(1hr)
Led by Karin Sigloch, a researcher from the Earth Sciences faculty at the University of Oxford


Thatcher, Brexit and Oxford University: a history of British foreign policy on foot
12:00, 13:30, 15:00
(1 hr, 15 mins)
Led by Katherine Pye, a Laidlaw Scholar and undergraduate student from the History faculty at the University of Oxford


Russian Presence in Oxford (from a historical perspective)
12:00, 13:30
(1hr)
Led by Nina Kruglikova, a researcher in Heritage Studies from the School of Geography and the Environment faculty at the University of Oxford


Oxford during the First World War
15:00
(1hr)
Led by Nina Kruglikova, a researcher in Heritage Studies from the School of Geography and the Environment faculty at the University of Oxford


Let us walk through the Science Park
11:30, 13:00, 14:30
(1 hr)
Led by Pawan Kumar, a researcher from the Chemistry faculty at the University of Oxford and Dr. Ysobel Baker, a postdoctoral researcher also from the Chemistry faculty at the University of Oxford.



Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your walking tour. Failure to turn up on time may result in losing your place.


MEETING POINT

Broad Street, Outside the Museum of the History of Science



Book your ticket(s) for Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September - a unique opportunity for people of all ages and interests to enjoy an amazing programme of activity across Oxford.

There are hundreds of activities that are FREE to attend!

Find out more about what's on here: www.ox.ac.uk/curiosity-carnival/whats-on

Curiosity Carnival Venue Map




FAQs


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will need to bring either a printed ticket or show the ticket on your phone to the walking tour steward, who will be stationed outside the Museum of the History of Science on Broad Street


Can I turn up on the day?

Yes. There are several spots availble for people to sign up on the day. However, to gurantee your spot we advise that you book in advance.


What if it rains?

The tours will still go ahead even if it rains! We suggest bringing an umbrella with you (this is England!).


Where is the start point?

All walking tours will start from outside the Museum of History of Science on Broad Street. Look for our walking tour steward in a yellow Curiosity Carnival T-Shirt and holding a clipboard!


What are my transport / parking options for getting to and from the event?

TRAIN
Direct services run from London Paddington (serving Oxford station) and London Marylebone (serving Oxford and Oxford Parkway stations). Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading.
For details and to plan your journey, go to: National Rail Enquiries.
Oxford Railway Station is a 10 - 20 minute walk to the venues in the centre of Oxford.

COACH
There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube.

BUS
Local bus services are run by the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach.

CAR / PARKING
There is very limited car parking in the centre of Oxford. We recomend using one of the five Park & Ride Car Parks:
Pear Tree Park and Ride (North)
Redbridge Park and Ride (South)
Seacourt Park and Ride (East)
Thornhill Park and Ride (West)
Water Eaton Park and Ride (Oxford Parkway Station)

For further details of city centre car parks, go to: City Centre Car Parks.


Accessibility

If you have any questions about accessibility, please email curiositycarnival@admin.ox.ac.uk and specify which walking tour you are interested in.






This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722615.



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