Special Events

Thursday 25 October, 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 16.00

Oxford Stanza 2 and Bonn-based Dada war alles gut are running two free creative poetry workshops aimed at all ages to explore the theme of intrepid women. As well as the adult creative poetry sessions, each workshop will also have Extraordinary Adventures, fun activities for children: an exciting opportunity to explore some of the wonderful objects in the Pitt Rivers Museum and to create their own poems, pictures or body art! Booking essential - please call 01865 613031 to book your place. Then come along and release your inner poet!

Saturday 27 October, 15.15 - 16.15

Oxford Stanza 2 and Bonn-based Dada war alles gut will be on the Museum Balcony giving a poetry reading on the theme of intrepid women. Free drop-in session.

Saturday 3 November, 10.30 - 16.30 (£100, includes all tuition, materials, sandwich lunch and behind the scenes tour of Conservation Lab)

Spend a day making a small basket from wild foraged grasses, using the universal basketry technique of coiling. You'll make a basket that's sturdy and perfect for storing eggs or other similar-sized objects. It'll get you looking at verges and lawns in a whole new way! The course is led by Ruby Taylor (Native Hands, Sussex). Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Limited spaces. Book your place here.

Thursday 15 November - Saturday 24 November

As part of the Being Human Festival explore the life and archive of influential but little known archaeologist O.G.S. Crawford. View the pop-up display in the Museum, then pick up a leaflet and go on a walking tour of sites linked to Crawford across the city.

O.G.S.Crawford - Object Handling Sessions

Saturday 17 November & 24 November, 14.00 - 16.00

Head to the First Floor Research Area to join PhD student, Beth Hodgett and explore O.G.S. Crawford's archive in these special object handling sessions.

Friday 16 November, 19.00 - 22.00

Discover the Museums after dark! With a stunning light show outside and music, theatre, torchlit tours and a bar inside! Joint event with Museum of Natural History, in partnership with Luxmuralis. Free but booking essential. https://bit.ly/2D87wpB

Saturday 3 November 2018, 14.00 – 15.30

Organised to accompany the forthcoming Archive Case display Surveying the Nagas, this special workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about the Pitt Rivers Museum's R. G. Woodthorpe collection of visual material from Nagaland in north-east India. Among items shown and discusssed will be several albums of watercolour paintings and photographs conserved in 2010 with the support of the Friends of the Museum. The workshop will be led by academic specialist Thomas Simpson with curators Philip Grover and Nicholoas Crowe. Places are free but limited, so please reserve your ticket here.