Key stage 3 history, maths and science sessions

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The Museum presents a world-class collection of historic scientific instruments relating to astronomy, time, electricity, chemistry, medicine, photography, microscopy, mathematics, early radio and more. The Museum’s learning programme offers a range of learning experiences to suit different audiences using the collection to encourage curiosity and develop understanding.

Taught sessions for secondary and post-16 are normally available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sessions vary in length between one and two hours and can normally accommodate between 20–30 students depending on the session.

Please email learning@hsm.ox.ac.uk with questions or find out more and make a booking.

History

The Museum's objects, along with a rich collection of books and archive material, can provide historical context for topics such as the development of science, technology and medicine, and Renaissance studies. Taught sessions are available to support GCSE teaching on the history of medicine.

Mathematics

The Museum has many objects related to mathematics, including calculating devices, clocks and sundials, measuring instruments, navigational instruments, surveying equipment, and a remarkable collection of instruments from the Renaissance period. A visit to the Museum can provide inspiration for students through practical problem-solving and historical interpretation.

Science

Taught sessions for secondary and post-16 are normally available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sessions vary in length between 1-2 hours and normally accommodate between 20-30 students depending on the session.

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