Schools Outreach

The 13th Hintze Lecture: Our Simple but Strange Universe, Professor David Spergel

Date: 
10 Nov 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 13th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Spergel, Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, Princeton Unversity, on Thursday 10th November 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: Our Simple but Strange Universe

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613 973
Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk

15th Hintze Lecture

Date: 
13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 15th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Noble Prize Winner in Physics.

Title: State of the Universe
Abstract: Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future – and describe what we know, and what we do not yet know, about the Cosmos

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
Tel: 01865 613 973
email : Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk

Magnets Fantastic

Date: 
7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
Year 7 to Year 9 (11+)

Magnets are all around us, and we use them for all kinds of things, from decorating our fridges to helping doctors see inside our bodies. Humans have known about magnets for thousands of years, but for almost all that time, they’ve been something of a mystery. How does a magnet work? What makes something magnetic? Why do compasses always point North?

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Oxford Physics Taster Day

Date: 
13 Jul 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: 
dwb
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

FULLY BOOKED !!

Aims

For more information contact: 

isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk (please include 'Oxford Physics Taster Day 2017 enquiry' in the subject line). Note: This event is now fully booked but we hope to run other taster days during the summer holidays.

Isaac Physics Calculus Workshop

Date: 
16 Jun 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Abingdon School, Abingdon
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

The Abingdon Science Partnership have teamed up with Isaac Physics and the University of Oxford Physics Department to offer an exciting end of term experience which aims to stretch and challenge Year 12 Physics students. We aim to help students improve their problem solving skills within a scientific context, a key requirement for students who wish to study STEM subjects at university.

For more information contact: 

To register your interest please click here. If you have any further queries please email isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk

4 April 2017

Congratulations Subir Sarkar!

Many congratulations to Subir Sarkar who has been awarded the IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Medal and Prize 2017.

This prize is awarded for distinguished contributions in high energy cosmic ray physics and astro-particle physics.

You can read more here

Isaac Physics Year 12 Problem Solving Event

Date: 
21 Jun 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Magdalen College School, Oxford
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

The Ogden Trust Oxford Partnership have teamed up with Isaac Physics and the University of Oxford Physics Department to offer an exciting end of term experience which aims to stretch and challenge Year 12 Physics students. We aim to help students improve their problem solving skills within a scientific context, a key requirement for students who wish to study STEM subjects at university.

For more information contact: 

To register your interest please click here. If you have any further queries please email isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk

APPEAL-8 - Misadventures Along the Path to Big Physics Discoveries

Date: 
8 Jul 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Audience: 
Teachers of physics

Stories of science are filled with eureka moments—from Archimedes’ bath to Newton’s apple—but the scientific method or procedure of discovery also includes false starts and mistakes that are essential to longer-term success. The scientific method is characterised by the systematic observation, measurement and experiment as well as the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses – for which critical analysis and thinking form a central part of the process.

For more information contact: 

To sign up for the event, please register your details here: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/appeal-8-registration

Please email schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Timetable information will be updated here and we will send a finalised copy in the lead up to the event: https://indico.cern.ch/event/613680/page/9634-home

BPhO lecture: I WANT TO BELIEVE: AN ASTRONOMER’S SEARCH FOR ALIENS

Date: 
27 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
The Royal Society: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our first open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

FULLY BOOKED!

Talk details

I WANT TO BELIEVE: AN ASTRONOMER’S SEARCH FOR ALIENS

For more information contact: 

Please contact schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions about the event.

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