Marie Curious

29 Apr 2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Y7-9)

Fully Booked


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.


We are now fully booked and registration is closed.


The 45-minute hands-on workshops are 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.

Magnets Fantastic Show

We will end the day with a show about magnetism. This will be a fun show with lots of exciting demonstrations about magnets. We have a limited number of spaces for parents/guardians in this final session. If you wish to attend with your child please apply for tickets via the registration form. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee places for everyone.


Lunch and refreshments

Lunch is not provided and participants must bring along a packed lunch. Refreshments and snacks at break times will be provided. The girls will be escorted to and from St John’s College for their lunch.

The Venue

Most of the day will be hosted at the Physics Department of the University of Oxford, split between the Denys Wilkinson Building and the Martin Wood Building. However we are thrilled to also be spending some time at St John's College, one of the University's colleges that is nearly 500 years old!