Speakers for schools

Many of our researchers give talks about their work in schools. These are most suitable for students with an interest in Physics in Years 10-13.

If you are interested in booking a talk please complete the attached booking form (to the right of the page) and return to schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk. One of the outreach team will then discuss dates and make arrangements with speakers.

At the moment, owing to the pandemic, we are advising that all talks be given online. This restriction will remain in place until at least Jan 2021, and is subject to ongoing review.

A collage of photos of speakers presenting to audiences

Talks are on a variety of topics including:

  • Cosmology and dark matter
  • The LHC
  • Climate change
  • Space exploration and telescopes
  • Planetary atmospheres
  • Quantum physics
  • Lasers
  • Relativity
  • Crystals
  • Solar cells

Speakers availability increases at the beginning and end of school terms. Independent schools or schools situated a significant distance from the university may be asked to contribute to the speakers' expenses or partner with a neighbouring school to make the most from the visit.