Past Events

14 Jul 2016 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

8 Jul 2016 - 3:00pm to 9 Jul 2016 - 4:00pm

Invite only
The Department of Physics and St John's College are hosting the first British Physics Olympiad Masterclass for Year 12 students who achieved a Gold Award in the AS Challenge.

Through specialised talks and workshops, the event aims to broaden knowledge and experience of Physics and develop problem-solving skills.

You'll meet other top AS physics students from across the UK and get to experience life as an Oxford University undergraduate student.

The programme includes:

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