Join science-based artist, Dr Lizzie Burns and discover cells using simple materials. Taking place online and at Oxfordshire County Library.

Cells are the basic unit of life. They were first observed by Robert Hooke in 1665 when he made a microscope and looked at cork…

At this unique art-science workshop, you'll have the chance to make your own cell and to find out what cells look like under the microscope. All you'll need is some ordinary paper and colouring pens/ pencils if you have them.

Led by science-based artist, Dr Lizzie Burns, this family-friendly workshop is a unique opportunity to understand what living things (including people) look like at the microscopic level, and to find out what can go wrong when cells divide uncontrollably (causing cancer). You'll also have the chance to make your own origami cell and DNA helix. As she demonstrates the activities, Lizzie will be chatting with a pathologist about their work studying cells and tissues, and diagnosing disease using a microscope.

If you live in the Oxford area, you can join the team at Oxfordshire County Library (Oxfordshire County Council, Westgate, Oxford OX1 1DJ) for an in-person session with Lizzie being live-streamed into their MakerSpace. Zoom details for those joining remotely will be provided shortly before the event.

  • 11:00 - 24/06/2023 to 12:00 - 24/06/2023