Saturday 7 July 2007
The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, will mark the date 07.07.07
with a day of talks, activities, tours, trails, music and film.
Admission to the Museum and to all events in the programme is free
Open 10 am to 10 pm
A series of seven talks in the Basement Gallery
2.00 Seven Days in the Week, by Dr Stephen Clucas
2.30 Seven Seas, by Dr Elizabeth Baigent
3.00 Seven Years War, by Dr Erica Charters
3.30 Seven Deadly Sins, by Canon Brian Mountford
[4.00: Interlude, Seven Ages of Man: Shakespearean Karaoke with Robert
Booth, see below]
4.30 Seven Colours of the Rainbow, by Dr Stuart Judge
5.00 Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by Jack Flavell
5.30 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, by Professor Michael Vickers
Search for Seven
A trail for young visitors. Answer the questions and win a prize. All the
answers are in the galleries. Collect your form at the Reception Desk in
the Entrance Gallery.
10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Curators will lead guided tours with two themes:
'Seven Stars' (the most famous 7 objects in the collection), 11.00 am
'Seven Secrets' (7 objects you might not notice), 12 noon
Meet in the Entrance Gallery.
When you roll two dice, are all the possible results from 2 to 12 equally
likely? Find out in the Top Gallery, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
The Japanese Tanabata festival is celebrated on 7 July. Make a wish in the
Entrance Gallery, 10.00
'All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players'
A competition for everyone on the famous 'Seven Ages of Man' speech by
William Shakespeare (words supplied), led by actor Robert Booth.
4.00 pm, Basement Gallery
The D'Aranyi String Quartet will play the quartet by Joseph Haydn
The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross
7.30 pm, Top Gallery
Buster Keaton's Seven Chances
8.30 pm, Basement Gallery