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Curiosity Carnival (European Researchers Night) is nearly here! Join us on 29 September as researchers across RDM showcase their research in Oxford’s largest ever public engagement event. From a dance performance about heart rhythm research and virtual reality genetics, through to uncovering the mysteries of your amazing blood – we will be dotted across Oxford’s amazing museums.

Curiosity carnival

AF with Flux Dance

We’ve teamed up with dance company ‘Flux’ to create AF - a danced infographic on irregular heart rhythm. They’re transforming research on atrial fibrillation into new choreography - watch the performance in the Ashmolean atrium throughout the evening (7-10pm). 

The Blood Factory and the Natural History Museum 

Where does blood come from and where is it taking us? Step inside the blood factory to get your hands dirty with the (fake) red stuff and find out about its amazing abilities to fight off infection and carry messages around the body. There will also be a chance to find out about our work on blood transfusions. Volunteers needed! Get in touch with Emma O’Brien if you’d like to get involved.

DNA Origami: How do you fold a genome?

After the success of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, we’ll be showcasing our virtual reality tour of DNA folding. Join us at the Ashmolean (7-10pm) to find out how DNA folding influences health and disease.

Botanical Wonderland

Take a stroll through the Botanic Gardens (3-7pm) to learn more about the plants that are the basis of life-saving drugs for cardiovascular disease.

A huge thanks to all the researchers across RDM who have worked so hard to make this a success.

Learn more about Curiosity Carnival and register for your free tickets online.