MMM Patient and Public Open Evening: 30th June 2016

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Details:

Venue:

Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU

Click here for map of the John Radcliffe Site:

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The West Wing Atrium is the new, blue building at the bottom of the hill, near the entrance roundabout and Car Parks 3 and 4. The craft workshop will take place next to the Pret a Manger cafe in the West Wing Entrance.

Tingewick Hall is near to the Level 2 Main Entrance.  We will have guides directing you from the main entrance from 5pm onwards from the Main Reception. If you wish to make your own way, from the main Reception, go past the Marks & Spencer Mini Supermarket on your left. There is a corridor with signs to the Academic Centre – take this and go outside- the entrance to Tingewick Hall is directly in front of you in the Academic Centre.

Collaborative Art/Science Workshop:

Internationally recognised Artist and Modernising Medical Microbiology ‘Artist in Residence’ Anna Dumitriu will be running an interactive craft workshop from 1pm -4pm in the West Wing Atrium.

In this you will have the chance to make a small ‘votive offering’ which tells your own story and experience with microbes, infection, or antibiotics using very simple techniques. Your contribution will form part of a large collaborative artistic installation which is due to be shown locally this winter at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford and subsequently will plan to tour the UK, and feature at venues such as the Eden Project.

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Anna has exhibited previous collaborative work with Modernising Medical Microbiology around the world, and you can read more about her work here: www.normalflora.co.uk.  Or hear Dumitriu and researcher Nicola Fawcett discuss Art/Science collaborations on Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ 

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3D Virtual Reality Artwork

Artist Alex May will feature ‘Sequence’, a 3D virtual reality artwork created with Dumitriu, which combines the science of microbiology and DNA analysis with the latest in virtual reality technology. This can be experienced using an ‘Oculus Rift’ headset.  Spaces may be limited!

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Travel:

As it is towards the end of the day, parking spaces should be readily available in public car parks. We can provide parking permits for free parking from 5pm onwards on the John Radcliffe Site, on request (by filling in the registration form).

Public transport information to the John Radcliffe is available here: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/hospitals/jr/find-us/bus.aspx.  We may be able to provide reimbursement for local travel – please correspond to confirm in advance.

Booking:

There is no need to book or register for the afternoon craft workshop- just turn up when you’re free!

Booking is not essential for the scientific talks, but we would greatly appreciate you registering so we can estimate numbers. Please fill in the form to the right.

If you wish to note any dietary requirements (we will provide tea and cakes)  or request free parking from 5pm onwards, then please register before 6pm on Wednesday 29th June.