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On Friday 29 September, the University of Oxford will take part in its first European Researchers’ Night. The Curiosity Carnival will be the biggest public engagement with research event in Oxford so far.

Curiosity Carnival

The Curiosity Carnival is all about celebrating, debating and questioning the way that research affects all our lives. It’s a unique opportunity for people of all ages and interests to enjoy an amazing programme of research-related activity – most of which is free to attend.

On the night events will take place across the city, in seven venues and even in the streets of Oxford - with bite-size talks, music, walking tours, live demonstrations, games, acrobatics, and much more.

Find out more about what's on:

Book your ticket

Oxford Bus Company, who will be providing free transport on the city5 and city8/9 routes from 11am on Friday 29 September to Curiosity Carnival ticket holders. 

Join NDS at the Museum of Natural History

NDS has a prime spot in the Museum of Natural History from 7-10pm. Dr Sarah Cross and team will be demonstrating pancreatic islet isolation and transplantation, with a focus on the innovations in beta-cell replacement therapy that over the last 50 years have enabled islet transplantation to become an effective, minimally invasive treatment option for people with type 1 diabetes. And Mr James FitzGerald will be showing the technology used in the treatment of pain.


Be part of the Curiosity Carnival Volunteer Team

Behind every great event is a great team of volunteers making magic happen. Volunteering to be a ‘Carnival Maker’ is a unique opportunity for you to get involved and ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely. You will present the friendly face of the University and be key in creating a sense of carnival.

Sign up to be a ‘Carnival Maker’ by completing the short online application form: