Alumni articles for astrophysics

The Final Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor David Deutsch FRS is now online

Posted: 23 Mar 2016

The Final Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Professor David Deutsch FRS (Oxford)

Title: The Unity of the Universe

Thursday 3rd March, 2016. Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Abstract: Dennis Sciama's 1959 book The Unity of the Universe was ostensibly about the Steady State theory, a cosmological/astrophysical theory which was to be comprehensively and irreversibly refuted by observations only a few years later. But it wasn't really about that.

Why Rosetta Matters?

Posted: 22 Jan 2014

Rosetta is all over the news this week. Watch Dr Chris Lintott (Astrophysics) talking to Jeremy Paxman on the last Newsnight episode, about why it matters...

[click on the image below to watch the clip]

Videos from Stargazing Oxford are available now

Posted: 04 Feb 2013

Videos and podcasts of the event that took place early this month, can be found here:

Oxford on iTunesU:

Web site: