Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Super Science Saturday

Sunday, 27 November 2016

super science

On November 27th 2016 Professor Alistair McGregor and members of his research group in BMS, took part in a public event at the Oxford Museum of Natural History.

This Super Science Saturday was a free family day at the museum, where researchers from across Oxford produced a variety of engaging and interactive stalls to teach the public about their work. Alistair and team used pieces of Duplo to encourage children to build their own arthropods and learn about insect body development. 

Professor Anna Nekaris from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences also took part, to raise awareness of the illegal slow loris pet trade. Anna even managed to persuade one of her dedicated research students to dress up as a giant slow loris mascot (see photo)!

The event was a huge success and welcomed over 2450 visitors. The next SSS will be on March 11th and our Faculty will be represented once again- so make sure to save the date!

Photo credit: Oxford University Museum of Natural History