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OxHOS is a student-led science outreach society who run interactive science events in Oxford and around the UK every year

Do you like designing experiments and want to engage children and families in science?

Do you want experience of writing grants to scientific funding bodies?

Are you keen to tell the public how exciting and important scientific concepts are?

OxHOS are looking to appoint a new committee who will organise our events this year including our annual tour – The OxHOS Summer Roadshow!

Positions (open to both new and current committee members) available are:
  • President (x2)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Fundraising Officer
  • IT/Website Officer
  • Publicity Officer
  • Schools Officer
  • Volunteer & Protection Officer
  • Logistics & Safety Officer
  • Experiments Officer
  • Subject Coordinators: Biology, Chemistry, Physics etc
  • Social Secretary
If you have any questions about any of the roles then email jacqueline.gill@zoo.ox.ac.uk for more info.

We aim to have a collaborative committee where members all help each other out, as different roles will have different ‘peak times’ throughout the year. We meet for about an hour or two every 2-3 weeks, depending on how busy the OxHOS calendar is, and have socials too!

To apply to join our committee please email susan.leung@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk with a few lines about why you’re interested in the role and any relevant experience you have.

Our AGM will take place on Thurs 18th January at 6pm at Worcester College (meet at the front gates) where we will be electing all positions and discussing our general plans for the year. If you’re interested in a position but can’t make the meeting, just let us know! Alternatively, if you’re unsure about whether our committee is for you, then come along and decide on the night!

For anyone who’s interested in joining OxHOS with less of a time commitment than the committee, become one of our fantastic demonstrators. Join the mailing list by emailing jacqueline.gill@zoo.ox.ac.uk for updates on training and events in the upcoming year.

We look forward to meeting our new committee and another fun year of Science Outreach Events!

Roadshow 2017

Our 2017 Roadshow lasted four weeks between 17th June and 24th July, in which we visited schools in Oxford, Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and Southampton.

On top of this we did several public events including ; Oxford Science Festival, the Dinosaur Isle museum, the Isle of Wight Zoo and Winchester Science Centre.

You can find out all about it in our 2017 Roadshow Report (pdf).

OxHOS Roadshow Sponsors

Upcoming/Recent events

DateEventWho For
25th FebSt Edmund Hall Research ExpoInvited Participants
25th FebGreen Light for GirlsInvited Participants
4th MarNAPE Oxfordshire Family Science DayInvited Participants
Around 16th JuneOxHOS Roadshow 2017TBC

For all our events we need the help of volunteers to demonstrate the experiments. If you are interested in volunteering see here.

Social Feeds

You can follow us on twitter here.

Roadshow Map (2017)

2015, 2016, 2017
Isle of Wight
South Wales

OxHOS Summer Roadshow 2016!

"Take a look at our Roadshow Report..."
Our second Roadshow took place between Sunday 26th June and Friday 8th July 2016!

We started off the Roadshow with the Oxfordshire Science Festival – on Sunday 26th June with Street Science on Cornmarket Street and Broad Street in Oxford where you can have a go with our exciting experiments! On Saturday 2nd July we were at Templars Square Shopping Centre in Cowley for the Oxfordshire Science Festival Health Day.

Between Monday 27th June and Friday 1st July we visited four schools in Oxfordshire.

Then between the 3rd and 8th July, we went on tour to South Wales! We stayed in a lovely campsite and visited 5 schools during the week.

Take a look at our Roadshow Report (click to open the PDF) for more information about what we got up to!

OxHOS Summer Roadshow 2015

Our first Roadshow lasted one week, when we visited schools in Oxfordshire. We had a great time meeting students from: We also ran two public events at East Oxford Community Centre and Templars Square Shopping Centre.

Feedback from the events was amazing with 100% of our visitors rating the event as either fantastic or enjoyable!

You can read the full report here.