Schools

Welcome to the Oxford Physics schools pages

Oxford Physics has a series of highly active outreach programmes, reaching over 200,000 people in the last five years. Activities are delivered by staff and students across the Department and include research talks, workshops, shows, festival stalls, tours and competitions.

There are two main schools programmes:

INCREASING ACCESS TO OXFORD
We are committed to attracting applications from all students with the potential to benefit from study in the Department.

INCREASING DIVERSITY IN STEM
We work with local children from backgrounds that are underrepresented within STEM to help raise aspirations to study and work in physics.

Further details of the programmes can be found in the Outreach and Public Engagement Framework (attached to the top right of this page)

Teacher Mailing List

For updates (2 per term) about relevant events and projects please join our schools mailing list: http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/schools-mailing-list

Access events and physics taster days (Years 10-13)

Date Event Run by Yr group Open to* Booking
Jun 29 & Oct 12 2019 Preparing for the PAT Physics Y12 WP students Open
Jun 2019 Further Maths what next? MPLS Y12 All Opens in 8 May 2019
Jul 2019 UNIQ Summer School University Y12 WP students Closed
3&4 Jul 2019 University Open Days University Y12 All Not required
From 22 Jul 2019 Year 12 Physics Summer School Physics Y12 All Open in Spring 2019
Sept 2019 (TBC) AS BPhO Masterclass Physics Y12 Individuals who have entered BPhO Invite only
Sept 2019 (TBC) Yr10 BPhO Masterclass Physics Y10 Individuals who have entered BPhO Invite only
Dec 2019 (TBC) Year 12 Materials and Physics Day Materials and Physics Y12 All (schools with low progression to Oxford prioritised) Opens in 19/20
Jan 2020 (TBC) Year 10 Materials and Physics Day Materials and Physics Y10 All (schools with low progression to Oxford prioritised) Opens in 19/20
Jan 2020 (TBC) Philosophy+ Taster Day MPLS Y12 All Closed
Jan-Mar 2020 (various) Year 10 Pathways University Y10 non-selective state schools Opens in 19/20
March 2020 Further Maths what next? MPLS Y12 All Opens in 19/20
Mar 2020 (TBC) Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences University Y12 All Opens in 19/20
Mar 2020 (TBC) Particle Physics Masterclass Physics Y12 All (schools with low progression to Oxford prioritised) Opens in 19/20
Apr 2019 (TBC) Physics Masterclass Physics Y12 All Open

*Please see event pages for more information

Widening participation events (Years 7-9)

Date Event Run by Yr group Open to* Booking
11 Jul 2019 Quantum 101 Physics Y8-10 Priority state schools Open
1 Jul 2019 Key Stage 3 Physics Challenge Day Physics Y7-9 Oxford Ogden Partnership Schools Invite only
Feb 2020 (TBC) Marie Curious Physics Y7-9 Girls only Opens in 19/20
March 2020 Women in Astronomy Study Day Physics and Museum of Science History Y9-Y11 Girls only Opens in 19/20

Public lectures and events

Date Event Run by Open to* Booking
October 2019 (TBC) 'Physics: From Lab to your Life' showcase event Physics Age 12+ Opens in 19/20
January 2020 (TBC) Stargazing Oxford Physics All Not required

Our [https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/institute-of-physics-oxford-centre-127838... public lecture series[/url] is also open to school groups.

Admissions information

For further information about applying to read Physics at Oxford please visit our undergraduate admissions pages.

Contacts

Dr Siân Tedaldi is our dedicated Outreach Programmes Manager whose role it is to oversee our activities, events and resources for schools. Please explore our schools pages and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Siân.

Dr Siân Tedaldi
Outreach Programmes Manager
Denys Wilkinson Building
Department of Physics, University of Oxford
Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH

Tel: 01865 282447 Fax: 01865 272368
Email: schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk