Squishy soft science. Make your own fibres, explore the micro-world, walk on custard and more!

Would you like to have a fun afternoon at Christ Church with your children or grandchildren getting involved with chemistry? On Saturday 9th July (Ch)3 are linking in with researchers working on the DiStruc project http://distruc.eu/ for a family fun day of chemistry in Christ Church, tailored for primary-school and secondary-school audiences, especially those aged 7-14. The children can become involved in the range of hands-on soft matter-related experiments and playful activities. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face with young scientists and give your children/grandchildren an opportunity to become more involved in science.

The event, entitled:“Squishy soft science. Make your own fibres, explore the micro-world, walk on custard and more!” will run from 2pm-5pm. The event is fully flexible, so you can drop in for 30 minutes, or stay for the whole duration. Please note though, that there will not be any childcare facilities, so you'll need to stay with your children at all times. Entry will be £5 per family. Coffee, tea and squash will be provided.

Further details can be found at:


Registration is essential and early registration is strongly advised. Places are strictly limited and booking will be open to the public. Early indications are that it will be a very popular event, so do book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are now available through the Oxford University Online Store.

Parking will be available in Meadows from 11am – 6pm.

The Cathedral garden will be open from noon to members of college and their families coming to the event who would like to bring a picnic. The entrance to the garden will be via Tom Quad.

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:13pm