The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival (IF Oxford) is the annual city-wide science and ideas festival, now in its 31st year. Between 7 and 30 October over 100 events will take place across the city, including interactive zones, workshops, performance art, walking tours, and panel discussions.
What does it take to make a vaccine? How do birds fly? Why would you take a plant to outer space? What is love? These are just some of the questions that Oxford University researchers will explore as part of IF Oxford. Whether your interests are in computers, the natural world, health and disease, or the great philosophical questions of life, IF Oxford aims to enable everyone to meet and question experts, have fun, and experiment with something new. With events for children and families, sessions for teenagers and adults, and group activities, there really is plenty for everyone to explore.
Alongside hundreds of creative and technical professionals from businesses and organisations across Oxfordshire, a wide range of Oxford University departments are contributing to the 2022 festival. Researchers are heading out to meet the public in community centres, libraries, theatres, shopping centres, pubs, cafés, and online.
Highlights from the 2022 programme include: