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
Jan-Mar 2020 (various) Year 10 Pathways University Y10 non-selective state schools 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
18 Apr 2020 Physics Masterclass Physics Y12 All Open
Jun & Oct 2020 Preparing for the PAT Physics Y12 WP students Opens March 2020
Jul 2020 UNIQ Summer School University Y12 WP students Open
1&2 Jul 2020 University Open Days University Y12 All Not required
Jul 2020 Year 12 Physics Summer School Physics Y12 All Open in Spring 2020
Sept 2020 (TBC) AS BPhO Masterclass Physics Y12 Individuals who have entered BPhO Invite only
Sept 2020 (TBC) Yr10 BPhO Masterclass Physics Y10 Individuals who have entered BPhO Invite only
Dec 2020 (TBC) Year 12 Materials and Physics Day Materials and Physics Y12 All (schools with low progression to Oxford prioritised) Opens in Oct 2020
Jan 2021 (TBC) Year 10 Materials and Physics Day Materials and Physics Y10 All (schools with low progression to Oxford prioritised) Opens in Oct 2020
Jan 2021 (TBC) Philosophy+ Taster Day MPLS Y12 All Closed

*Please see event pages for more information

Widening participation events (Years 7-9)

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

Public lectures and events

Date Event Run by Open to* Booking
25 January 2020 Stargazing Oxford Physics All Not required
October 2020 (TBC) 'Physics: Lab to Life' showcase event Physics Age 12+ Open now

Our IOP public lecture series 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. Sian is currently on leave and her cover is Oliver Moore. Please explore our schools pages and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the outreach team.

Dr Siân Tedaldi / Mr Oliver Moore
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