Admissions

Admissions

Q&A with Physics & Philosophy students

Date: 
3 Sep 2020 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Online (Zoom webinar)
Audience: 
Prospective applicants

Are you thinking about applying to study Physics and Philosophy at Oxford? Maybe you are interested, but have some questions? Or maybe you want to get to know the "real" Oxford?

We’re going to be running an online Q&A with current Physics & Philosophy students on Thursday 3 September 2020 at 16:30-17:30. This is your chance to ask a panel of undergraduates what they think! You can bring questions about applications and preparation, or about studying Physics and Philosophy in Oxford, or student life, or anything you think you want to know.

For more information contact: 

Dr Kathryn Boast, Access Officer: kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

Physics Open Days 2020

Date: 
1 Jul 2020 - 9:00am to 2 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Online
Room: 
Audience: 
Prospective students

Open Days 2020 - Physics Open Days

Open Days - Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July 2020

As a result of developments with coronavirus (Covid-19), and in line with Government guidance on social distancing, outreach events are not taking place as planned. This includes our July University-wide Open Days which will now run as virtual open days.

For more information contact: 

Q&A with Oxford Physics Students

Date: 
11 Jun 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Prospective applicants

Are you thinking about applying to study physics at Oxford? Maybe you are interested, but have some questions? Or maybe you want to get to know the "real" Oxford?

We’re going to be running an online Q&A with current physics students on Thurs 11th June at 16:30-17:30. This is your chance to ask a panel of undergraduates what they think! You can bring questions about applications and preparation, or about studying physics in Oxford, or student life, or anything you think you want to know.

For more information contact: 

Dr Kathryn Boast, Access Officer by email.

Oxford Physics Masterclass 2020 - Online

Date: 
18 Apr 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Y12 students

This year the Oxford Physics Masterclass will be on Saturday 18th April 2020. Owing to the current restrictions on face-to-face events, we are planning to run this as an online event. Details of how to join the event will be sent to those who successfully registered for it or were placed on the waiting list.

The Oxford Physics Masterclass aims to:

For more information contact: 

Dr Kathryn Boast, Access Officer: kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

Preparing for the PAT 2020

Date: 
27 Jun 2020 - 9:00am
Venue: 
Online

This course, which runs over the summer, is designed to improve your physics and maths problem-solving skills and help you prepare for the Physics Aptitude Test.

For more information contact: 

Condensed Matter Physics graduate open day

Date: 
2 Dec 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Prospective DPhil students

Would you like to find out more about studying for a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics starting in October 2020? This open day will give you the opportunity to listen to talks about current research as well as discuss ideas for possible research projects with supervisors and post-docs. Current graduate students will also be on hand to answer questions and show you around the department.

  • Talks
  • Lab tours
  • Q&A
  • Refreshments

2-5pm, Department of Physics, Parks Road, OX1 3PU

For more information contact: 

Please email cmpgradadmin@physics.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a place.

Open Days

Date: 
3 Jul 2019 - 10:00am to 4 Jul 2019 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Audience: 
Year 12 students and their teachers and families

Our 2019 Open Days are Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September. We warmly welcome students, parents, carers and teachers to meet staff and students from all over the University and sample the atmosphere that makes student life at Oxford so special.

It is not mandatory to register to attend an Oxford Open Day. However you may need to book for specific popular sessions at Colleges in advance. More information here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/open-days-and-visits

For more information contact: 

12 April 2019

Dr Becky Smethurst Discusses New Black Hole Image on Channel 4 News

Dr Becky Smethurst, Junior Research Fellow in Astrophysics at Christ Church, has been speaking in the media about the new image of a black hole at the centre of the galaxy M87, released on 10th April.

12 April 2019

British Instruments Reveal Secrets of Martian Sky

The first results from the ExoMars mission supported by the UK Space Agency reveal the effects of a massive, global dust storm on the Red Planet.
British instruments reveal secrets of martian sky

Over the last year the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) spacecraft followed the onset of the storm and monitored how the increase in dust affected the water vapour in the atmosphere - important for understanding the history of water on Mars.

Preparing for the PAT - Developing Skills in Problem Solving

Date: 
29 Jun 2019 - 9:00am
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

Developing the problem solving skills necessary for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

This course is for year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges with little or no history of successful applications to the University of Oxford who are interested in applying to study Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering or Materials Science.

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