Research is all about lab coats and test tubes, right? Actually, research is about much, much more – in fact many researchers have never worn a lab coat in their lives! Research is feeding curiosity and answering questions – like whether you can turn orange into grapefruit!
The Curiosity Carnival took place on Friday 29 September 2017 and was a chance to find out what research is really all about, meet researchers, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes all our lives. Tickets were free and a Curiosity Explorer ticket gave access to the Ashmolean Museum, Weston Library, Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of Natural History.
The night was a huge festival of curiosity – a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods. There will be a wide range of activities for all ages and interests – live experiments, games, stalls, busking, debates, music, and dance. Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival 2017 joined hundreds of other European cities in celebrating European Researchers’ Night.