The Accelerate! show

Marie Curious, Oxford 2023

Secondary school events
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Knowledge of physics?
No, knowledge of physics not required

You are invited to bring 12-15 girls in Years 8 or 9 to the event.

About the day: Marie Curious is a free one-day science event for girls aged 12-14, 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. It's a busy day that begins with a quick introduction before participants have the opportunity to join three 40-minute, hands-on workshops all about science, technology, engineering or maths. The workshops are run by passionate role-models from a variety of fields. The workshops are followed by a lively Q&A session with leading scientists from all stages in their careers, ready to answer questions. The day concludes with an interactive science show.

Audience: Girls in Y8-9. Schools should expect to bring groups of 12-15 girls who haven't previously attended the event. We would particularly encourage you to bring those girls who would most benefit from the experience of meeting successful women in science and getting hands-on with experiments.

More general information:

Booking: Teachers can apply for places for their school here:
The application deadline is 23:59 on Weds 8th Feb.

We will inform you no later than Thurs 9th Feb if you have been allocated places. You will then need to confirm your places by 26th Feb.

We will be asking for all parents / guardians of pupils to complete an online registration form in advance of the event. Please let us know if you foresee any problems with this.

Priority booking for state, mixed-gender schools.