Past Events

11 Jan 2017 - 9:45am to 4:45pm

What is chaos? What is infinity? Can machines think? The links between science and philosophy are broad and deep, extending well beyond the obvious overlaps in logic, artificial intelligence, and ethics.#

19 Dec 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Physics Department Carol Service 2016

The Carol Service will be held this year on Monday 19th December, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High St, followed by wine and mince pies in the church. Please make a note in your diary. As always staff, students, alumni, friends and family, especially children, are welcome to attend.

7 Dec 2016 - 4:15pm

Aims: In this introductory Teacher CPD session, an experienced A level physics teacher from Isaac Physics will show you how to:

7 Dec 2016 - 9:45am to 3:30pm

If you are in Year 12 and are interested in studying Materials Science and Physics at University come along to find out more!

Please book your places here:

14 Nov 2016 - 10:00am to 3 Dec 2016 - 6:00pm

The Department of Physics is delighted to present the exhibition

‘New Eyes on the Universe: Science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and SNOLab*’.


3 Dec 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Department of Physics is pleased to present the inaugural Particle Physics Christmas Lecture

"The Future of Particle Physics"

by Professor John Womersley (STFC)*

Hosted by John Wheater (Head Department of Physics) & Ian Shipsey (Head Sub-department of Particle Physics)

30 Nov 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Talk for Prospective DPhil Students will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 3.30pm in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre the talks will be followed by a drinks reception in the Denys Wilkinson Building Common Room.

The talks will be given by:

Professor Daniela Bortoletto
Director of Graduate Studies for Particle Physics

Professor Subir Sarkar
Head, Particle Theory Group

Professor Andrei Seryi
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science

19 Nov 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit the Barton Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday 19th November for a day of space themed fun! Games, model-making, face-painting, kids' crafts, flash talks, infra-red camera, planetarium (from 2pm) and MORE! Meet space scientists and learn about study and careers in the UK Space Industry.

11 Nov 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

“Oxford Physics exploring the Planets”

Our second AOPP Physics Alumni event at the Royal Society, London, will take place on Friday November 11th, 2016.

Following the success of last's year's first event 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 second one focused on the work the Department of Physics is carrying on to explore the Planets.