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The Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences (MPLS) Division have just launched their new resource for parents and families, called 'Just Add Imagination'. It is part of their new Parents for STEM Futures project to actively engage parents of primary school aged children in science and maths subjects. 

This digital (and printable) resource aims to show how creative and exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are, to dispel stereotypical ideas about who ‘belongs’ in STEM fields, and to encourage parents and children to explore the opportunities offered by a STEM career.  It includes:

  • Profiles of (current and former) staff and students at the University of Oxford, enjoying a variety of STEM career paths;
  • Fun, easy, and creative activities that parents can do with their children;
  • Talking points to help guide discussion and get talking about science and maths in everyday life; and
  • How to find out more about careers that interest your child.


The profiles and activities can be viewed online:, and the entire booklet can be downloaded by clicking here.

Written by: Isabel Thomas

Designed by: University of Oxford Design Studio

 They have also launched a 'Parent Ambassadors for STEM' scheme to bring this resource to life in Oxfordshire primary schools.

 If you would like to find out more or get involved then please contact, and please share.