Rumble Museum

Rumble Museum Dystopia Breakfast Talks for Year Eight and Nine
The Rumble Museum is running a fresh season of talks next term, open to anyone in Year Eight and Nine, themed on dystopias, The talks will take place on Thursdays at 8.30 to 9am in L14 (the classics centre) during April and May next term. Please contact Dr Robinson with any questions!
The following talks will be available and students can sign up here:




28th April

Dr Aidan Power, University of Exeter

Dystopias in film

5th May

Professor Matthew Beaumont, University College London

‘Utopia, Dystopia and the City’

12th May

Dr Anna MacFarlane, University of Leeds

Feminism and dystopias

19th May IN PERSON

Dr Caroline Edwards

Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature

Birkbeck, University of London

Climate change and dystopian fiction

26th May

Dr Adam Stock, York St John University

Politics and dystopian fiction

Black Classicists Exhibition in Classics Centre, 1st - 8th April:  An exhibition celebrating the important role of African Americans in the field of Classics will be on display at the Iris Classics Centre at Cheney from 1st to 8th April. Find out more about the exhibition 

We will be arranging for students to come and visit during the school day. It will be available for anyone from the wider community to book to view on 2nd and 3rd April between 1 and 3pm, and from 4th to 8th April from 3pm to 5.30pm. It will also be available to view at our Graphic Novel Launch Event on 1st April from 3.45 - 5.30pm (see below for further information).

Please email Dr Robinson to book a time and day to visit if you would like to come and take a look.

Classical Myth Graphic Novel launch on Friday 1st April from 3.45 to 5.30pm in L1:  Last year, the Year Eight Latinists worked with artist Lydia Hall to create their own graphic novel, Primordial Soup, a selection of short stories imagining the primordial Greek gods, overthrown by the Olympians, and residing in modern day Oxford. This year, the current Year Eight Latinists have taken up the baton, and have created a new graphic novel, Pick 'n' Styx, set in the Underworld, where the Olympian gods have found themselves in a variety of hilariously frustrating situations.


We weren't able to do a launch of Primordial Soup last year due to the pandemic situation, so on Friday 1st April, we are holding a double book launch. Students, parents, and siblings are warmly welcome to come to Cheney from 3.45pm onwards to have a look at the stories, pick up a copy of the books, enjoy some Underworld and Olympian-themed refreshments, and take part in a few activity stalls too.

The event will be held in L1 in the Sixth Form area. Please email Dr Robinson if you would like to attend. 

Breakfast Talks - Year 8

The Rumble Museum is running a series of breakfast talks for Year Eights during Tutor Time on Thursdays in March exploring different aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The talks are delivered by experts in their field, and will involve a short talk plus questions. They are designed to be general introductions to the topics - no prior knowledge is required!

The talks will take place in the Classics Centre (L14 on the ground floor in Lane Block). We will register you so there is no need to go to your tutor - you should come straight to the Breakfast Talk at 8.25am so we can start promptly at 8.30am. Those who arrive early will be offered a breakfast biscuit!

Date Speaker Title
Thursday 3rd March, 8.30 - 9am
Prof. David Hogg (Director), PhD students: Mary Paterson, Jack Breen, Samuel Llanwarne, Sian Carey
UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care, University of Leeds
A.I. and Diagnosing Diseases
Thursday 10th March, 8.30 - 9am Professor Michael WooldridgeDept of Computer Science, University of Oxford “What Machines Cannot Learn”
Thursday 17th March, 8.30 - 9am
Prof. Vania Dimitrova (Co-Director)
PhD students: Alan Pang, Shazeea Masud, Jason KeighleyUKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care, University of Leeds
A.I. and Patient Treatment
Thursday 24th March, 8.30 - 9am Professor Nigel Crook,Oxford Brookes University “Rise of the Moral Machines”
Thursday 31st March, 8.30 - 9am Dr Lei Shi, University of Durham A.I. and Human Interaction