Science in Oxfordshire
Our school loves science and we hope and believe that our parents do too, so this page will be dedicated to assemble information and ideas for science trips for both the school and the parents in the school holidays. If you feel anything is missing, please send an e-mail to the office!
PHYSICS CONTROVERSIES PAST AND PRESENT" ONE-DAY CONFERENCE
This event will be a one-day conference on the 24th February 2018 on Physics Controversies Past and Present. Over the centuries the progress of physics has been marked by theoretical hypothesis investigated by experimental verification or falsification, or by experimental discovery seeking a theoretical explanation. In both circumstances, controversies have often raged before a generally accepted view is adopted. This conference will look at some famous examples starting with the observations and theory of Copernicus challenging the centuries-old theological explanation of the heavens right up to one of the most recent, the claim by a major experimental group to have observed neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light in apparently direct contradiction of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity.
Registration and attendance at the conference are FREE.
Details of the conference and how to register are at:
- Every year: Hour of Code event
- Science Oxford - organises events, activities and workshops
- Harcourt Arboretum - the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire with some good ones to climb (to study the branches up-close of course, for purely scientific reasons).
- The Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
- The Oxford Museum of Natural history - with our own tyrannosaurus rex!
- The Ashmolean Museum - classic paintings and art-work with regular workshops for children
- The Museum of Oxford - the history of Oxford
- Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre - a good place for a picnic and the study of nature. You may even run into Steve Backshall who is one of its sponsors!
- The Earth Trust - beautiful walks and plenty of sheep
- ATOM- the annual Abingdon science fair for schools
- Rutherford Appleton Laboratory does regular public events, like stargazing