Past Events

20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

28 Jan 2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 28th January 2017 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

10 Nov 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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

16 Jan 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 16th January 2016 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

29 Jun 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Sunday 29th June, afternoon tea in the Garden at St Hugh's College, Oxford

Following on the success from last year’s first Physics Alumni Garden Party, and thanks to the generosity of one of our alumnus, we are hosting this year’s party at St Hugh College’s beautiful gardens on Sunday 29th June, 4-6:30 pm.

18 May 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm


Professor Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 8 Dec 2017 - 2:30pm

Lecture date: Friday 8th December 2017, 13:30-14:30


Schools Physics Christmas Lectures


2 Dec 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Particle Physics Christmas Lecture

We are delighted to host our second Particle Physics Christmas Lecture, and have Prof. Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, FRS, as our guest speaker. He is an experimental particle physicist and Professor of Physics at Imperial College London. Read more about the speaker below.

13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm

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

10 Nov 2017 - 6:00pm

Alumni Event at The Royal Society hosted by Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group (AOPP)

Led by Prof David Marshall (Head of AOPP) and a panel of senior academics from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group, we are organising a third alumni event focused on the work the Department of Physics is carrying on on this field.