Rumble Museum Newsletters 2022 - 2023
In our latest edition of Rumble news, find out about the launch of our Utopia Season with Professor Danny Dorling, and our new utopia display in reception. You can also read about a recent trip to the History of Science museum where our museum council chose objects for the Climate Hope trail, and a shadowbox puppetry workshop connected to an exciting new play at the Old Fire Station about ancient fragments of texts!
You can also find out about our latest classics centre blackboard design, and the new classics cafe we are launching next month. Finally, there is an invitation and more information about our Museum Project Presentation Evening on 23rd June, where you can hear students present their research on a very wide range of aspects of museums.
In our first newsletter of the new term, find out about our Utopia Season of events, talks, projects, displays and more! You can also see how our Earth Day Exhibition and Activities went, and read about a Sixth Form Assembly on the Museum of Climate Hope, a project involving the six University Museums plus the Rumble Museum and creating a digital trail of objects.
In our final newsletter of term, you can hear more about our various nature-themed projects, including a Year Eight Museum Council trip to the Botanic Gardens to choose plants for the Climate Hope trail, and beautiful Wood Farm primary school artwork inspired by our British Butterflies Collection!
In other news, Year Nines get behind-the-scenes at the Knossos excavation at the Ashmolean's exciting new exhibition, and Year Twelves and Thirteens speak to museum staff about careers and roles in museums as part of the Sixth Form Careers Event. Finally, there is a reminder of our Nature Stories competition!
In this week's Rumble newsletter, find out all about the Rumble Sixth Form Conference, which included two keynote speakers (on space technology and climate), and twelve different organisations delivering workshops for the whole of Year Twelve. The conference included the opportunity to explore artefacts from visiting collections as well as using the Rumble Museum's own Albion Press, and students from other years were able to explore some of these artefacts at the end of the school day. You can also find out more about the Museum of Climate Hope project, which the Rumble Museum is proud to be working on with six university museum locations.
In our latest newsletter, find out all about the Year Nine visit to the Science Fiction Exhibition in the Science Museum, where students saw Darth Vader's helmet from the famous films, and explored the importance of science fiction to everything from medical advances to environmental campaigns. There is also a brand new exhibition in Brighouse of the Infecting Minds Vaccine Project which 8* and Up classes took part in last term. Year Eights, Nines and Sixth Form took part in Manga Translation workshops with Polly Barton, translator in residence at the Translation Exchange. Finally, there is a reminder of the Rumble Protest Talks season and Protest Song Competition!
In our last Rumble newsletter before half term, find out how our Protest Season talks are going, including a launch of a school wide competition to compose a protest song! You can also read 'Chaos in Knossos', a graphic novel written by Year Eight Latinists exploring the artefacts, gods and stories of ancient Crete. See some of our new Tudor handling collection which is being used in Year Seven History lessons, and find out about the Roman medicine workshops East Oxford Primary School have been taking part in at the Classics Centre with some of our artefacts.
In this week's Rumble newsletter, find out how our first Protest Talk went, hear about the Museum Project's exploration of Headington Hill Tree Trail, and discover some printing artefacts in the front reception cabinet. You can also find out how our Year Nine Debating team got on at the Oxford Union, and the exciting day our Year Twelve girls had a the Oxford Creative Destruction Lab meeting business experts and biotech entrepreneurs. Finally a reminder of our forthcoming myth and climate event for ages 16+, and our Iris Project storybooks exploring myths around trees and plants!
In our first Rumble newsletter of term, you can find out all about how our first primary school visits to Cheney have gone as part of our exciting Wild Escape Project. Have a look at our latest Classics Centre displays as part of a primordial myth season, hear about last term's musical myth performances, a forthcoming myth and voice community workshop, and the latest book in our Iris nature and myth storybook series. Finally, find out about our forthcoming series of Protest Breakfast talks, with seven different speakers and a range of fascinating and relevant topics.
In our latest Rumble newsletter, Year Eight and Nine Museum students create riddles for Robbie the Robot at the Story Museum, 8* and Up create a pharmacy of the future in their final museum session of term, Year Sevens find out about an ancient Egyptian village and the gods, and students create text for a display of Lyra's coat from the BBC His Dark Materials series which will be in display soon at the Pitt Rivers Museum!
It's a bumper Ancient Egypt-filled edition of the Rumble Newsletter. Explore our busy Egyptian gallery at Ashmolean's After Hours event on Friday, run by 27 Museum Council students!
You can read about our Year Seven Egyptian Breakfast talks, where they have been discovering more about hieroglyphs and playing Egyptian board games. We also have a front reception display of beautiful papyri to view.
We unveil our new Middle East cabinet in the Lane Building, curated by Sixth Form Historians, and our Year Nine Museum Project students get to do some printing at the Bodleian, and learn about the work of archivists and conservators at the Weston.
It's Ancient Egypt Season at the Rumble Museum this term, and in our first bumper edition of Rumble news this term, you can find out all about the projects and talks taking place this term on the theme. You can also read about Dr Lennon Mhishi's visit to speak to sixth formers, see some photos from Year Nine trips to the Pitt Rivers and Bate Collection, and get a sneak preview of the Year Eight Latinists' Minoan-inspired graphic novel!
Finally, find out more about a museum workshop where Cheney students met virtually with students in a school in Afghanistan, and Year Eight History classes exploring some of our African artefacts in lessons.
In this final newsletter of the term, read all about our plans to take part in a national museum project exploring nature collections, The Great Escape, as well as a call to primaries be involved! Find out what plants 8* and Up explored and drew as part of their plants and medicine project, and hear about our planned ancient myth, plants, art and stories course as part of our Telling Tales in Nature series!
Finally, you can see the beautiful winning entries for the Ecofest Nature Challenge Competition - congratulations to Layla (Y9) and Leto (Y12) for these stunning photos, and to everyone who entered an image.
In this week's edition of Rumble news, find out all about how our ecofestival went, which was brimful of environmental stalls, ideas, information, crafts, delicious food and fun! You can find out what 8* and 8Up have been up to with their vaccine project this week, and read about A Level Historians meeting Rana Ibrahim, founder of Iraqi Women: Art and War, who visited to help us explore our Middle East artefacts. Finally, find out how our Rumble Tube Map 'stations' are growing in number, and our urban transport breakfast talk series too!
In this newsletter, find out all about 8* and 8Up's project to create a beautiful new vaccine display for the museum, and their first workshop with our objects and with artist Lizzie Burns. Our new Year Eight Museum Council explores Tutankhamun as they begin their first project together, and our Year Nine Museum Project students see a very old octopus and a very small horse fossil in an exciting behind-the-scenes visit to the Natural History Museum in Oxford.
In this bumper edition of the Rumble newsletter, you can find out about NHS doctor, film-maker and climate activist Dr Adnan Raja who spoke to the whole sixth form last Friday as part of the Rumble Museum's climate season.
Read about our Museum Project students' visits to the Museum of Oxford and History of Science Museums, as they continue their journey exploring museums of all kinds, and see our brand new tube maps for buildings and tickets for travellers!
You can also have a peek at how our 80s displays are coming on, and read about an exciting Year Eight project to make graphic novels about Minoan artefacts with artist Lydia Hall!
In this newsletter, you can find out how meeting Ai-Da the Robot went at the Weston Library, where over 700 visitors got to explore Cheney's A.I.-inspired artwork and creative writing, get more detail of our forthcoming Eco Festival and Film Screening, and also read about the new Year Nine Museum Project group's first museum trip of the year.
In our first Rumble newsletter of the term, you can catch up with our very busy summer of installations and events. Find out about our new display cases in Lane, our brand new Rumble tube map, the arrival of a beautiful Victorian Printing Press and our sea-themed classics summer school! Also a reminder of our event with Ai-Da the robot this Saturday at the Weston Library!
Rumble Museum Newsletters 2021 -2022