Alumni

The Department of Physics Alumni Relations Office works to develop, nurture and promote a continuing relationship between the Department and its alumni.
We also work with current students, staff, researchers and friends of the Department, aiming and enhancing the experience of being part of one of the largest and most successful Departments of Physics in the world.

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29 August 2013

Take a look at the latest Physics newsletter

The latest edition of the Physics newsletter is available here

We hope you enjoy reading it, and to hear your comments, suggestions and articles, if you'd like to contribute for the next issue.

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05 August 2013

Physics Open Day - Alumni Weekend

Department of Physics Open Day - Saturday 21st of September

We will have an open café, hands on exhibitions, posters, the opportunity to chat with current members of staff, and have a fantastic time at Physics.

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08 July 2013

Dr Geoff Smith (1938-2013)

A message from the Head of Department, Dr John Wheater:

Dear All,

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27 June 2013

Physics Flash Talks

A showcase of research at Oxford Physics through exciting 10 minute presentations delivered by graduate research students. The topics span the breadth of research at Oxford and include topics such as climate change, exoplanets, magnetism, the higgs and quantum computers.

Click here for podcasts.

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25 June 2013

Alumni Summer Garden Party

The first Garden Party took place last Saturday. It was a lovely occasion in spite of the weather and more than 180 people met at University Parks for afternoon tea and Pimms.
We had guests who matriculated in 1951 to leavers of 2013, and it was lovely to meet so many people.

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09 June 2013

'God's philosophers - How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science' a book by alumnus Dr James Hannam

Alumnus news. Today: Dr James Hannam.

After leaving Oxford in 1993 where he’d graduated in physics under Professor Neville Harnew, Dr James Hannam has been an accountant and a historian of science. His book God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science was published in 2009. It was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize in 2010 and the British Society for the History of Science Book Prize in 2011.

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28 May 2013

Lectures by Lord Cherwell

'You might be interested to know that I am old enough to have gone to lectures by Lord Cherwell. He got round to the topic of his lectures by the third week, by which time most of the class had deserted him, but he reminisced about his early life, and the advice his father gave him, around the turn of the 20th century. "Don't study physics, my boy; they have found everything of importance, and now they are just filling in the details". Luckily he ignored the advice'.

Contributed by Eric Crook, Balliol College (1954)

Thanks Eric!

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02 May 2013

Alumni Reunion in Madrid

During the Alumni Reunion in Madrid, held last week (26-28 April) the Department of Physics reconnected with a lot of alumni and friends who met in the Spanish capital.

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02 May 2013

Alumni event in London at the Oxford & Cambridge Club

The University Alumni Office is organising a professional networking event at the Oxford & Cambridge Club (London) on Wednesday 22nd May, 'Careers in Science Communication'.
Among the speakers, Dr Chris Lintott (Astrophysics, Department of Physics) will share his experiences.

Please have a look here for full details.

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16 April 2013

Why physicists think big - by Steve Morris (University College, 1989)

Why physicists think big

About the author: Steve Morris read Physics at University College, Oxford and graduated in 1989 with first class honours. He spent ten years working for the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell, Oxfordshire, before starting his own internet company.

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