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Science Bazaar Beyond 2023

The Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond took place on Saturday 18th February 2023 This FREE event is open to all. Fun for all the family and most suitable for 5-12 years.

This event will be held at our Headington Campus (OX3 0BP) in our Clerici building, accessible just off of Gipsy Lane.

Join us on campus to meet our staff and students, explore our interactive stands, learn something new, and to get stuck into our many activities!

We will be following the British Science Week (10-19 March 2023) theme of “Connections”. Where you can explore topics such as; how all living things are connected through evolution; how the internet connects people across the world; how we are connected to our planet's health; how our brains are connected to, and therefore control our bodies; and much, much more!

There will also be a relaxed autism-friendly early opening from 9:30am - 11:30am before the main event begins at 11.30.

The festival will open to all from 11:30am - 4pm. Be prepared to explore, listen, watch, build, experiment, get messy and most of all have FUN! Expect to see Science Bazaar Beyond regulars Bright Sparks Science and Crocodiles of the World as well as exciting activities led by our staff and students! You can also get creative with LEGO with The BRICK People or discover comic book illustration with Neill Cameron!

We hope to see you there!

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Can't wait for Science Bazaar Beyond? Why not check out our Science Bazaar Saturday events?


Timed Sessions and Workshops which can be booked upon your arrival:

Mega Robo Moral Machines

Can robots be good? In this interactive workshop, professor of AI and Robotics Nigel Crook and comics artist Neill Cameron (Mega Robo Bros, The Phoenix) join forces to make comics looking at the rise of moral machines, how robots might learn to make moral decisions, and what could possibly go wrong along the way!

Session 1  10:30am - 11:30am
Session 2  12pm - 1pm

Crocodiles of The World

Ever wondered how many teeth a crocodiles has? Or what they feel like? Get up close and personal with crocodiles! Discover more about these amazing animals with Crocodiles of the World!

Session 1  12pm - 12:20pm
Session 2  12:30pm - 12:50pm
Session 3  1pm - 1:20pm
Session 4  1:30pm - 1:50pm

The Ministry of Sense

The discovery of the Higgs Boson won the Nobel Prize. Could you make the discovery yourself? Join this highly energetic, comedic and interactive show where you control the awesome Large Hadron Collider. Can you hunt down the Higgs? (Please bring your smart devices - mobile, iPad).

Session 1  1pm - 2pm
Session 2  3pm - 4pm

Kung Fu

Explore the ancient art of Kung Fu in this demonstrator led workshop by the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes.

Session 1  2pm - 3pm

Parasite Comics

In this interactive workshop, parasitologist Dr Jack Sunter and comics artist Neill Cameron (Mega Robo Bros, The Phoenix) join forces to make comics exploring the fascinating world of parasites - nature's original transformers!

Session 1  1:30pm - 2:30pm
Session 2  3pm - 4pm

Chinese Handcrafts

Have a go at creating your very own velvet peach blossom in this workshop led by the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes.

Session 1  1pm - 2pm
Session 2  3pm - 4pm

Science Bazaar over the years

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar ‘Connections’ 2023 
On Saturday 18th February 2023 the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar followed the British Science Week theme of ‘Connections’. New for 2023, the Science Bazaar ran a ticketed, relaxed autism-friendly early opening, for those who prefer a quieter event experience. Later in the day the event was open for all to explore the 30+ different activities. Over 3,200 excited visitors enjoyed the day, taking part in activities such as designing their own Edible Street from LEGO, creating comic strips based on ethical AI, and being amazed by Spot the robot dog!    

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar ‘Growth’ 2022
Saturday 29th October 2022 was the first Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar held in person at our Headington Campus following 2021’s entirely virtual Science Bazaar Beyond event. The Science Bazaar followed the British Science Weeks theme of ‘Growth’. Over 800 visitors explored the 20 different activities on offer. Visitor favourites included The Big T: using technology to help children with cancer feel better, Waste Warriors, and the Science of Poetry. 

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond Virtual Event ‘Discovery and Exploration’ 2021
On Saturday 13th February 2021 the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar went Beyond! In response to the covid-19 pandemic the Science Bazaar ran, for the first time, an entirely virtual program. Following the theme of ‘Discovery and Exploration’, over 500 virtual visitors got to explore the 20 different ‘live’, pre-recorded, and downloadable activities. 

Highlights of what was on offer can be viewed here.  

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar ‘Our Diverse Planet’ 2020
The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity. On Saturday 29th February 2020 Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar followed the British Science Week theme ‘Our Diverse Planet’. The Science Bazaar welcomed over 2,500 visitors from across the UK to explore over 30 different activities. Some of the highlights included cancer-themed video games from Winchester Science Centre, Chinese tea ceremonies with the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes, getting up close and personal with baby crocodiles from Crocodiles of the World, meeting beautiful birds from Hawk Walk, and creating gooey slime with Bright Sparks Science!

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar ‘Explosion of Elements’ 2019
The Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar got visitors' minds rocking on Saturday 23rd February 2019 by inviting them to discover - what our world is made of - in their ‘Explosion of Elements’-themed activities! 2019 was the International Year of the Periodic Table and the Science Bazaar welcomed 1,500 excited visitors from across Oxfordshire to explore the 20 different activities on offer. From examining creepy crawlies and fancy flowers down the microscope, to making and launching rocket cars, and improving balance and coordination in the drums alive exercise program, there was something to surprise, amaze and inspire everyone who came.

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar ‘10th Birthday Bonanza’ 2018
On Saturday 24th February 2018 the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar celebrated its tenth birthday with a day full of celebrations and amazing science! This year, the Bazaar took visitors on a journey through time to explore discoveries from the past and breakthroughs of the future! The Science Bazaar welcomed over 2,000 visitors from across Oxfordshire and beyond to explore the 23 different activities on offer across the four event zones. Some of the highlights were visitors got to look through the eyes of a modern paramedic by exploring the pop-up ambulance and try their hand at real-life medic training, busted myths about the brain, and took a spin in the Oxford Brookes Racing simulator!