Science Bazaar Saturdays

Back for its second year, Oxford Brookes will be hosting a series of monthly, FREE, interactive events in collaboration with Bright Sparks Science CIC! Get ready to learn, play, build, experiment and discover! These sessions are fun for all the family and most suitable for 5-12 years.

Most events are virtual, however, lookout for our live, in person, science workshops, which will be followed by a movie, held in our John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre!

Registration is required for all events, see booking details below.

Stay up to date with Science Bazaar Saturdays by following us on Twitter @ScienceBazaar or if you have any questions you can email us at sciencebazaar@brookes.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there! 


17 September 2022 11am-12pm - registration has now closed

Virtual Event

Monster Genetics (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in discovering about genetic inheritance, DNA, and Darwin's monster! As well as exploring DNA origami with Oxford Brookes researcher Dr Priya Samuel.

To join in with this session you will need to download and print Monster Science Genetics and Land of Monsters Storyline.

You will also need the following:

  • scissors
  • blu tac
  • colouring pens /pencils
  • a dice

1 November 2022 - registration has now closed

Christmas Science boxes (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Fancy doing some science over the Christmas break? Why not order one of our FREE Christmas Science Boxes? Which contains everything you need to perform three experiments at home, including a follow along video, as well as some extra goodies! These boxes are limited and only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will be making the video and a list of items needed for the experiments available on this web page if you would like to join in at home!

Registration has now closed


19 November 2022 11am-12pm (virtual event) - registration has now closed

Virtual Event

Neuroscience: the science of your brain (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in exploring the brain, mindset and proprioception!


3 December 2022 (live workshop)

Live Workshop

Polymers in science (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science live at our Headington Campus to explore the science of polymers in fun hands-on workshops, followed by a film with free popcorn!

Film: Finding Dory

Places for this event are limited so please book early.


28 January 2023 (virtual event)

Virtual Event

Cells: life's building blocks (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in investigating cell biology, organelles and replication!

Details of equipment and reagents that you will need to join in with the show will be available here.


11 February 2023 (virtual event)

Virtual Event

Digestion (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food we eat? How do we convert food into energy? Or why is it important to eat your fruit and veg? Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in discovering about the digestive system!

Details of equipment and reagents that you will need to join in with the show will be available here.


18 March 2023 (virtual event)

Virtual Event

The Science of shapes: how to engineer a strong building (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in exploring structures and geometry! Discover what makes a strong building and have a go at engineering your own gravity defying structures.

Details of equipment and reagents that you will need to join in with the show will be available here.


22 April 2023 (live workshop)

Live Workshop

Fairground Science (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science live at our Headington Campus (JHB 408) to investigate the science of the fairground in fun hands-on workshops, followed by a film at 1pm with free popcorn!

Film at 1pm Trolls World Tour (JHB LT)


13 May 2023 (virtual event)

Virtual Event

The Science of Sound and Vibrations (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in exploring the invisible world of sound!

Details of equipment and reagents that you will need to join in with the show will be available here.


June 3 2023 (live workshop)

Live Workshop

Minibeasts (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science live at our Headington Campus (JHB 408) to discover the small but mighty world of minibeasts in fun hands-on workshops, followed by a film at 1pm with free popcorn!

Film at 1pm Over the Hedge (JHB LT)


8 July 2023 (virtual event)

Virtual Event

Hydrophobic art (most suitable for 5-12 yrs)

Join Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Saturdays and Bright Sparks Science in exploring the properties or water through creating hydrophobic masterpieces!

Details of equipment and reagents that you will need to join in with the show will be available here.

Science Bazaar Saturdays