We have been collecting material, both our own and from the internet. Here you can find everything from general information on DNA, to podcasts and information on hands on activities.
We were involved with two events this year - 'Wow! How?' and our own event, 'Science in the Kitchen'.
We are working with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the History of Science to provide workshops and practical demonstrations for their school study days.
Resources for Schools
We are now running DNA handling workshops designed specifically to give A level students hands-on experience in the laboratories. If your school is interested, please contact us.
The Centre is involved with the Science and Engineering Ambassadors (SEAs) scheme, managed nationally by STEMNET and locally through 53 SETPOINTS. Our local SETPOINT is the Oxford Trust. We currently have 25 active SEAs at the Centre. If you think we can help with specific learning points, an after school science club or anything else, let us know! You can also contact the Oxford Trust for more information on how your school can be involved.
(If you are a Centre member and are interested in becoming an Ambassador, click here for information on the next training course.)
Several Centre members are involved in the Researchers in Residence scheme which organises and supports the placement of DPhil students in secondary schools. If you represent a school or are an interested DPhil student at the Centre, please contact us.
Following our National Science and Engineering Week event, 'Genetics in the Kitchen', we created some loan kits. These are completely self-contained and are suitable for all age groups. All kits use household equipment, so are very safe! The kits can be borrowed by any school or community group for up to two weeks - please note that all kits have to be collected and returned to the WTCHG. The kits available are:
Please contact us for more information and to check availability.
If you have any other suggestions or ideas for kits, let us know!
Contact the Public Engagement of Science Team
+44 (0)1865 287649
+44 (0)1865 287650