Marie Curious

A free one‐day science event for girls with exciting hands‐on workshops and activities


The activities are run by volunteer role models in STEM fields. The event is open to girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Years 7-9).

The event aims to build confidence in girls with an interest in science and fuel a passion for continuing to pursue STEM subjects at a higher level. The day provides an exciting opportunity for girls to meet likeminded individuals from other schools and we encourage all girls to work new people at the event to get the most out of the day.

You can get to know some of the people who are helping with Marie Curious by watching them answer a few questions here.

You can also hear about our adventures and plans for the future on our Facebook page.

The Activities

It's a full-on day! After a quick introduction, we're straight into 45-minute, hands-on workshops all about science, technology, engineering or maths. Everyone will get to try three workshops over the course of the day, and each workshop will have 12-15 girls at a time. The workshops are run by passionate role-models from a variety of fields.
Ever wanted to quiz a scientist? Here's your chance! We'll have a Q&A with leading scientists from all stages in their careers, ready to answer your questions! Then there will be a chance to pick which scientist you want to talk to some more, and have a real chat with them.
To round everything off, the day will finish with an interactive science show!

The Venue

Much of the day is hosted at the Physics Department of the University of Oxford, split between the Denys Wilkinson Building and the Martin Wood Building. Part of the day is also spent at St John's College, one of the University's colleges - that is nearly 500 years old!

Next event
We will run our next event in Spring 2022. Parents can keep up to date with all of our events by signing up to the Oxford Physics mailing list here: