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forced migrants train as tour guides press release

Forced migrants train as tour guides at Oxford University museums
November 2018
A new team of tour guides will be greeting their first visitors on 16 November at the Museum. The volunteers, who have recently arrived in the city as forced migrants from countries including Syria and Iraq, will be running guided tours in Arabic.
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BioArt and Bacteria: an artistic journey through antibiotics and the microbial world
July 2017
BioArt and Bacteria is a contemporary art exhibition by internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu which explores our relationship with the microbial world, antibiotics and technology. 
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New exhibition celebrating generous donations to the Museum
February 2016
New Acquisitions, opening 19 January 2016 is a new Entrance Gallery exhibition celebrating recent arrivals to the Museum.
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oxford university museums and libraries celebrate public engagement

Oxford University museums and libraries celebrate public engagement awards
July 2017
Two University museums – the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the History of Science Museum – and the Bodleian Libraries have all won awards in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards.
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Fingers Crossed for Sun
April 2016
Thirteen times each century the planet Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun. Celebrate this astronomical rarity by joining the History of Science Museum and Hanwell Community Observatory in University Parks.
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