Community Tree Trail Event: Monday 22nd July, 4 - 6.30pm

We are delighted to announce that we are holding a Tree Trail Open Event on Monday 22nd July, 4 to 6.30pm at Cheney School.

We are privileged to be joined by author Julia Golding for a talk and booksigning between 4 and 4.30pm.

The event will be open for the whole community to explore our beautiful trees, see our brand new tree trail signs, take part in a range of stalls and activities and follow our trail maps! All ages are warmly welcome and refreshments will be available. There will be storytelling workshops running during the event.

The Cheney Tree Trail was first created in 2021 by the Year Eight Museum Council, and since then several other groups of students have added to the trail, as well as a range of staff and even some celebrities adding their voices to the trees!

The event will celebrate the installation of the six new signs, funded by the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment & Grundon Recycling. The wording of the signs was written by the 8* Museum Council last term. The students chose six more of our trees to make signs for: crabapple, ash, oak, redwood, pine and plane.

If you would like to attend, please fill in this form to book places. The whole event is free and all ages are welcome.


Technology through Time Stories and Artefacts Collection Afternoon, Tuesday 19th March, 3.30 - 5.45pm

To celebrate our Technology through Time Collection at the Rumble Museum, we are holding a Technology Exhibition and Stories Afternoon on Tuesday 19th March, 3.30 - 5.45pm at Cheney School.

We will have many exciting artefacts on display, including an early 1900s Cylinder Phonograph and 1950s Bakelite TV amongst many other objects! We are also delighted to be joined by a number of other museums who will be bringing their own objects and running exciting activity stalls around those. All ages are warmly welcome. There will also be refreshments available.

Visitors of all ages are also warmly welcome to share stories of their experiences with technology of any kind. We will create a digital archive of the stories  we collect (with permission). We are just as interested in recent and current experiences as with historic experiences. We are also very interested in objects and photographs people might like to bring. We will take photographs of all items. We are happy to receive any items as donations to our collections.

You do not have to bring a story or object to attend. The whole event is free.

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If you're planning to share a story or bringing an object, it is helpful to let us know in advance, but not essential.


Amazing Brain Festival, 20th February, 3.45 - 6pm

We are very excited to be holding an 'Amazing Brain' Festival on Tuesday 20th February, 3.45 to 6pm.

The festival will include a range of engaging activity and information stalls aimed at all ages, all exploring the human brain and mind. It will include a 2 metre high T-Rex which people can operate, as part of a range of activities exploring dinosaur brains. There will also be activities and stalls also exploring ancient ideas about the mind and brain. There will be refreshments and a bookstore too.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore "Your Amazing Brain", an exhibition which we are privileged to be hosting. It is designed and created by the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging,in partnership with Banbury Museum & Gallery, and features striking educational displays and interactive exhibits, all exploring the brain behaviour, structure and abilities.

The stalls and activities will be open from 3.45 to 5.30pm (from 3pm for Cheney students).

There will be a closing talk from 5.30 - 6pm by Professor Sophie Scott, neuroscientist and comedian: "The Brain: Ten Things You Should Know".

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The event is free and open to all ages, but please do donate online here


Vintage Board Games and Books Cafe for ages 11 - 18

Saturdays 2.30 - 5pm at St Mary & St John's Church, Cowley Road

We are excited to be launching a brand new vintage board games and books cafe for young people this January!
 
If you're aged 11 to 18, and would like to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon in an atmospheric building, playing a board game, reading a book, or just chatting with friends over hot chocolate, then come along to our new Book and Board Games Cafe.
 
All are warmly welcome - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend; parents and carers will need to fill in a consent form, which we will email or have available on the door. 
 
Forthcoming dates are: 3rd and 24th February.
 
We have some vintage board games and books, but please also free to bring your own to play and read. If you have any books or board games that you'd like to donate to the cafe, please get in touch!