Latest

More

Oxfordshire in Fifty Objects
Mums & Dads

Oxfordshire in Fifty Objects

Oxford is known for its museums, including the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum; the Museum of the History of Science; the Pitt Rivers Museum (a treasure trove of cultural curiosities); and the specialty museum, the Bate […]

Computers, curiosity and science cafés
Mums & Dads

Computers, curiosity and science cafés

Oxford, Oxfordshire, and the thousands of words written about them year in year out, are so often focused on golden stone, an illustrious past and the dusty corridors of academia that it’s important to remember that Oxfordshire is also a forward-looking country rich in innovation, invention and, therefore, opportunity. […]

Fireworks!
Key Stage 3

Fireworks!

Fireworks originated in China about 2000 years ago. It is generally believed that they were discovered or invented accidentally by a cook who happened to mix three ingredients you would regularly found in kitchens of the day […]

Bonfires burn for 5th November
Mums & Dads

Bonfires burn for 5th November

Back in 1605, Guy Fawkes and a group of Catholic rebels planned to kill King James I by blowing up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament. The leader of the plotters was a man called Robert Catesby who had been forced to sell his home at Chastleton House, near Chipping Norton, to pay a fine for his role in an earlier rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I…
the […]

An Apple a Day….
Mums & Dads

An Apple a Day….

Harvest is a derivative of the Old English word hærfest, which meant autumn and – the season during which grain and other crops are reaped and gathered. […]

The Houses of Parliament
Key Stage 2

The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament, also called the Palace of Westminster, is on the River Thames in London. Parliament is where Members of Parliament (MPs) and members of the House of Lords work to make new laws and discuss important topics. […]

Why is fear fun?
Key Stage 3

Why is fear fun?

With Hallowe’en approaching, it’s hard to avoid ghosts, goblins and other spooky decorations, but some people go even further, seeking out experiences that they know will scare the living daylights out of them. […]

We Remember
Mums & Dads

We Remember

On Sunday 13th November across the country and the county, servicemen, veterans, scouts, cadets and people from all generations and walks of life will stop as a nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect today’s freedoms. […]