Past Events

9 Jun 2017 - 1:30pm to 11:00pm

The Henry Moseley Society Special Event

We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting JET at Culham on June 9th. for our Special Event.
Due to the nature of the experiment, we are restricted in the number of guests we can take (50 only), so we will book places on a first come, first served basis.

7 Jun 2017 - 5:00pm

The 2017 Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Rainer Weiss, MIT on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on Wednesday 7th June 2017

TITLE: Observation of the mergers of binary black holes: The opening of gravitational wave astronomy

19 May 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

2017 Leavers Reception - 19 May

This is the opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 Leavers to enjoy an informal lunch and have a group photo taken.

This event is free and for Physics leavers only.
Leavers would have received an email with the password to be able to book.

To book, please fill in the form and bring the confirmation with you on the day.

12 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Professor Dr Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching & Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich will deliver the 57th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

This is a free event and the general public are welcome. Registration not required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Title: Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices

6 May 2017 - 10:30am

Morning of Theoretical Physics 'Ripples in spacetime: the discovery of gravitational waves '


Prof James Binney FRS: From action at a distance to gravitational waves

Prof Subir Sarkar: The birth of gravitational wave astronomy

Prof John March-Russell: Exploring the very early universe with gravitational waves

More information, abstracts and how to book available here

5 May 2017 - 3:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquia Series

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford
'Pulsars & Extreme Physics - a 50th Anniversary'

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4 May 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Conny Aerts, Director, Institute of Astronomy KU Leuven.

This is a free event, general public welcome.

27 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm

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.


Talk details


26 Apr 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


The Institute of Physics Oxford Centre will be hosting Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics & Astronomy at University College London. Jon will be giving a talk entitled Smashing Physics: latest news from the energy frontier based on his first hand experiences working at the Large Hadron Collider.

21 Apr 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm