• Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar 2020

  • Our Diverse Planet, Headington Campus, Saturday 29 February 10:30 - 4:.00 

    To complement British Science Week we are following its theme ‘Our Diverse Planet’. The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity. In this fun-filled day be prepared to build, draw, experiment, talk, jump, laugh and think. Meet our staff and students and learn new things - enjoying ‘science’ in the widest possible sense.

    This FREE event will be packed with exciting activities offering something for everyone, from crocs to VR, human health to poetry, music to technology and a BIG truck of science. Be prepared to build, draw, experiment, talk, jump, laugh and think. Get ready to discover Brookes Science Bazaar 2020!

    Activities are aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old.

    Here is a taste of the fun we have in store for you:

    • Come on board Titan II, a 35-tonne truck. Titan II provides a hands on experience showcasing innovations such as Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, robotics, the Internet of Things, thermal imaging, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
    • Get up close and personal with Crocodiles of the World!
    • Learn about conservation and sustainability with The Living Rainforest!
    • Find out what happens to waste and the amazing items that can be made from recycled materials. Join a range of fun, interactive activities led by Cheney School pupils.  
    • Be wowed by Brights Sparks Science and with their interactive demonstrations. They have previously run the Harrell STEAM festival and ATOM festival in Abingdon.
    • Meet the mammals of Borneo and find out what is being done to protect their forest home
    • Play a variety of science themed board games with our researchers who designed the games to highlight their work. 
    • Viruses are extremely diverse, coming in loads of shapes and sizes, and infecting all living things. Find out what viruses look like and what they infect!
    • Not everyone likes sprouts, but have you wondered why? Well now you can understand why your DNA is responsible for likes and dislikes!
    • Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) is proud to exhibit their race car simulator. The award-winning Formula Student team from Oxford Brookes University uses simulators to aid in driver training and selection, a crucial aspect of the team and a great experience for any car enthusiast.
    • What happens when people and wildlife live as neighbours - from people and red kites in Oxfordshire to Malagasy farmers living with lemurs in Madagascar. Complete our quiz, make a mask and create a giant collage.
    • Why are babies so good at learning languages? There are currently 7,111 spoken languages in the world.Two thirds of children globally are being raised in bilingual environments. Uncover myths about being bilingual and learn an artificial language!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Getting to Brookes Science Bazaar
    Please note that parking at Oxford Brookes University is limited.
    Campus directions, maps and travel information is available on our website.
    To increase sustainability and lower traffic congestion, people travelling to the University are encouraged, where possible, to use the local public transport and sustainable travel options.

    If you have further questions about the Brookes Science Bazaar, please email us: sciencebazaar@brookes.ac.uk

    Headington Campus, Saturday 29th February from 10:30am - 4:00pm