Magnets Fantastic - Family Friendly Christmas Lecture

Date: 
11 Dec 2017 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Family friendly

The show will still go ahead this evening but please take care on your way into the Department and only travel if it is safe to do so.

Doors open: 6:00pm, arrive to be seated by 6:15pm

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Christmas Lecture

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Magnets are all around us, and we use them for all kinds of things, from decorating our fridges to helping doctors see inside our bodies. Humans have known about magnets for thousands of years, but for almost all that time, they’ve been something of a mystery. How does a magnet work? What makes something magnetic? Why do compasses always point North?
In this interactive, family-friendly show, we will take a tour round the discoveries that helped us to understand magnetism, from digging up rocks, to building a magnet out of wire and batteries and exploring the future of magnetic levitation!

PLEASE NOTE THE SLIGHT CHANGE TO THE TIMES BEFORE YOU BOOK (edit 20/11/17).

Doors open: 6pm, arrive to be seated by 6:15pm
Lecture times: 6:15pm-7:15pm

Email us to reserve a place: public.events@physics.ox.ac.uk

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