Oxplore – Is knowledge dangerous?

Oxplore – Is knowledge dangerous?

Throughout this week, we are linking up with Oxplore, the University of Oxford’s ‘Home of the Big Questions’ to help you to dive into some of the biggest debates facing the world today.

We hope you have learned a lot over the course of this Summer School – that is why, for today’s fifth and final question, we will be exploring a question all about knowledge itself, as we ask: Is knowledge dangerous?

Click the picture above to visit today’s Oxplore question


After you’ve explored some of the materials on Oxplore, why not tell us what you think? Try writing a mini-essay setting out your thoughts on the question. Or draw a picture, take a photograph, or create a short video to illustrate some of the issues you have explored – be as creative as you like! Share with us in the usual way below.


Share with us!

We would love to see any examples of work that you do during your Inspire Summer School. This can be a photo of something you have made, a picture you have drawn, some written work (e.g. the start of a speech, or the answer to a question we asked), or some thoughts you have about what you have learnt!

You can submit your work by emailing inspire@sjc.ox.ac.uk, from the email address you have used to register for the Inspire programme.

Your email should include your:

  • Full name
  • School name
  • Year group

All pupils who share their work with us before August 31 2022 will be entered into a prize draw! Winning entries from each year group will be selected randomly, and a £10 Amazon voucher will be awarded to each winning entry. 

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