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Update from the Alumni Office

Posted: 29 Oct 2020

Today we sent an email to all our alumni with an update on event registration links, some news and social links.

With an increased activity online, it is really important that our alumni have an email registered so we can get in touch. If you are reading this, it is very likely you are already in our mailing list, but we'd really appreciate you helping us in sending the message to all those not connected.

Things to do and watch this week...

Posted: 15 Oct 2020

Things to do and watch...

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NEW for staff and students: Weekly outreach drop-in: Thursdays 3.30pm - 4.00pmThe outreach team invite you to join them for a weekly drop-in. Come along to find out more about our events and activities or to discuss new ideas for engaging people with physics.

Black Academic Futures Scholarships

Posted: 15 Oct 2020

Black Academic Futures Scholarships

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The Black Academic Futures Scholarships launching in 2020 will offer up to ten UK Black and Mixed-Black students financial support and an exciting new opportunity to pursue graduate study at Oxford.

The scholarship covers your course fees and will provide you a grant for your living costs at the UK research council rate (at least £15,285 per year).

Things to do and watch this week...

Posted: 05 Oct 2020

Things to do and watch this week...

(all hyperlinks are listed below)

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Watch the Nobel Award for Physics live - Tuesday 6 October

How to make the world add up, by Tim Harford (A Mathematical institute event).

Celebrating Prof William 'Bill' Hayes 90th birthday

Posted: 05 Oct 2020

Calling all students, colleagues and friends of Prof William 'Bill' Hayes (St John College).

We are planning Bill's online birthday on November 12th, and we have a few initiatives going on (videos, virtual card and more).

If you'd like to take part, please email Val Crowder to get all the links.

Image copyright: Royal Irish Academy

New book - Principles of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter

Posted: 05 Oct 2020

Prof Andrew Boothroyd has published his latest book:

Principles of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter

Neutron scattering is arguably the most powerful technique available for looking inside materials and seeing what the atoms are doing. This textbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the many different ways neutrons are being used to investigate the behaviour of atoms and molecules in bulk matter.

Things to do on a rainy day...

Posted: 27 Aug 2020

Things to do on a rainy day...


Tour the fantastic Museum of the History of Science in Oxford through this fabulous virtual tour

You could visit the Museum's website to find a lot more resources and fun things to do.

Things to do and watch this week...

Posted: 24 Aug 2020

Things to do this week...

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Register now!
‘Q&A with Physics & Philosophy students’
We’re going to be running an online Q&A with current Physics & Philosophy students on Thursday 3 Sept at 16:30-17:30.

"The Greatest Physics Discovery of the 20th Century" VIDEO available

Posted: 18 Aug 2020

At the end of July, we supported the St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics HAPP in their fantastic event:

A Nobel Laureate panel discuss their choices for "The Greatest Physics Discovery of the 20th Century".

The video is now available to watch. Click here.

Things to do and watch this week...

Posted: 27 Jul 2020

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Things to do and watch this week...

Posted: 21 Jul 2020


Beautiful image of our Beecroft Building

Posted: 21 Jul 2020


We love this fabulous image taken by Jesper Ekelund (follow him on instagram @jesperekelundphotography).
If you have images you'd like to share with us, please tag us or send it to us to this email...
we love hearing from you.

As we are still working from home and measures are still in place keeping us away from the city or landmarks, images of our buildings and familiar places are more important than ever...share your

Things to do and watch this week...

Posted: 15 Jul 2020


Book soon to avoid disappointment - HAPP event

Posted: 08 Jul 2020

A Nobel Laureate panel will discuss their choices for "The Greatest Physics Discovery of the 20th Century" in an event taking place on July 31st.

Confirmed panellists are:
Professor Steven Weinberg ForMemRS (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979)
Professor William Phillips (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997)
Professor Sir Anthony Leggett FRS (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2003)
Professor John Mather (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2006)

This is an event organised by The St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics (HAPP)

Things to watch this week...

Posted: 06 Jul 2020

Thank you for the great feedback from last week's post, glad you liked it!

Find more things to read and watch this week:

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[*]Last alumni event post and link to video

[*]Open days general info

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New section: Things to watch this week...

Posted: 01 Jul 2020

Keeping our physics alumni community connected

We have been very busy in our social media pages, but we have realised not everybody uses them, so I will post here, on a weekly basis, a selection of news and videos, lectures any other things that may be interesting to the Physics Alumni Community.
Of course, the main source of Physics News is in our main page...these would be updates from colleagues, or 'other news'.

If you see anything interesting elsewhere that you think the rest of the community may be interested, or have questions/photos to share/anecdotes

Very successful first online alumni event

Posted: 01 Jul 2020

'The Idea of Particle Physics'
by Dr James Dodd

Hosted by Prof Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics, with the collaboration of Prof Daniela Bortoletto (Head of Particle Physics).

Our first alumni event online took place on the 20th of June, with more than 300 registrants from all over the world.

Alumni events and Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted: 18 Mar 2020

Alumni events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting everyone.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that we will be able to list a new calendar of events soon.

In the meantime, why not visit the videos or podcast pages, to watch a lot of videos of past lectures?

Engage with our community via our social media pages - we are present in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN and Instagram.