Marie Curious is a free one-day science event for girls aged 11-14, run by the Department of Physics. 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 participants are encouraged to work with new people at the event to get the most out of the day. 

The programme

It's a busy day that begins with a quick introduction before participants have the opportunity to join three 45-minute, hands-on workshops all about science, technology, engineering or maths. The workshops are run by passionate role-models from a variety of fields and each workshop will have between 12 and 15 participants.

The workshops are followed by a lively Q&A session with leading scientists from all stages in their careers, ready to answer questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk to the scientists one-to-one to find out more about their work and their career path. The day concludes with an interactive science show...

The activities are run by volunteer role models in STEM fields.

The venue

Much of the day is hosted at the Department of Physics at 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

The next Marie Curious event will take place in spring 2022. Parents can keep up to date with all of our events by signing up to the Department of Physics mailing list here. You can also hear about our adventures and plans for the future on our Facebook Page here.

Meet Fran who helps with our Marie Curious events
We interviewed lots of other women in STEM; meet them on the Marie Curious YouTube channel