Oxford Ogden Schools Partnership

The Ogden Trust sponsors a number of Schools Science Partnerships across the UK. These partnerships typically include schools, sixth-form colleges, FE colleges and university physics departments and provide a forum for collaborative enhancement activities

Oxford activities

Supporting Physics Teaching Workshops (3rd December 2013)
KS3 enrichment days (30th Jan 2014)
Girls in Physics; Degree Taster Day (2nd July 2013)

For more information about upcoming events visit: http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events/schools-outreach

Steering committee

All activities have been planned by a steering committee, currently chaired by Rachel Harris at St Birinius School, with science teachers from Oxfordshire schools (see below), Sian Owen and Judith Hillier from Oxford University Departments of Physics and Education and Jenny Mant from the Institute of Physics.

St Birinus School(Hub)
Cheney School
Faringdon Community College
Gosford Hill School
Magdalen college school
Wallingford School
Oxford Spires Academy

We are always looking for new people to join us– you just have to be enthusiastic about teaching physics! If you would like to join the steering committee, or have any further questions about the Partnership, then please email Rachel: RHarris@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk.

Teachers try out different demonstrations at the Supporting Physics Teaching Workshops

News and publications



“Bending light and reading secret mes-sages—physics is fun at the Department of Education”
Oxford University, Department of Education news, January 2013

“Day of Challenges help prove physics is fun”
Oxford Times, 31st January 2013

“A new collaborative initiative”
Physics Education, May 2013