Past Events

29 Jun 2016 (All day) to 30 Jun 2016 (All day)

Physics Open Days

Open Days - Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June 2016
We are open from 10:00 - 16:00

Due to anticipated building works our 2016 open day event will be much smaller than in previous years.

We endeavor to offer admissions talks, demonstrations, tours of the department and the chance to speak to current tutors and students.

27 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm


Date: Monday 27 June


  • 17:00-18:30 (Family Friendly younger audience)
  • 18:30- 20:30 (14+ yrs and adults)

Venue: Martin Wood Complex

Admissions: Free, Book Tickets

27 Jun 2016 - 9:30am

Parking: Available to all (details will be emailed closer to the date)
Catering: Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided
Event fee: Free
Prizes: Of course!

25 Jun 2016 (All day) to 26 Jun 2016 (All day)

18 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

2016 Physics Alumni Garden Party
Saturday 18 June - Afternoon tea at St Hugh's College, Maplethorpe Hall.

Professor John Wheater (Head of the Department of Physics) is pleased to invite all physics alumni and friends of Physics, to our 2016 Alumni Garden Party.

18 Jun 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

A one-day workshop on solving physics problems on Saturday 18th June 2016. The day will cover extending able students in class through providing extension classes to help them explore their interest in physics. Teachers with experience in stretching students in physics will be present to offer advice, suggestions, ideas and answer questions.

This event is sponsored by the British Physics Olympiad which is supported by the University of Oxford. Staff from the Department of Physics will also be at the event to talk about admissions.

14 Jun 2016 - 9:30am to 16 Jun 2016 - 3:45pm

Tuesday 14 June 2016: Health
Wednesday 15 June 2016: Technology
Thursday 16 June 2016: Environment

11 Jun 2016 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

APPEAL 7 - Understanding the Universe – From Gravitational Waves to Sub-atomic Particles

With the announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves earlier this year and the LHC finding the elusive Higgs boson in 2012, now is a great time to discuss the connections between astrophysics, particle physics and accelerators with A-level pupils.

10 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm

Tremendous advances have been made in the last two decades in precision ‘Quantum’ technologies and techniques in multiple disciplines e.g. cavity electrodynamics, atomic beam interferometry, SQUIDS, quantum optical “squeezed state” techniques for noise-free single photon detection, qubit-based quantum entanglement techniques, high-Q superconducting cavities, precision NMR detection via designer materials, etc. These advances promise to enable transformational research using ultra-sensitive probes to explore very “weak effects” on a laboratory scale.