Welcome event 2020

Thursday 22nd October, 5pm


As with a lot of 2020, this year's welcome event will be a little different. Join us online to meet up with other members of the department and get to know some new faces. You'll get to speed meet other people as you move between break out rooms and have your chance to vote on our film for movie night later in the term. ​

Guest lunch with Dr. Sam Henry


Join us for lunch with special guest, Dr. Sam Henry on Wednesday 19th February. Along with being a Detector Development Scientist working in the Particle Physics sub-department, Sam is a casework coordinator with UCU, the University and College Union. Come along to hear about the recent strike action and the union's work on equal pay. Sam is also heavily involved in the department's outreach activities and will be telling us more about his public engagement using My Little Pony science fan-fiction!

Lunch is provided - please complete the form here to help us with catering arrangements and to let us know of any dietary requirements you may have. Lunch will be very informal so even if you can't make the whole session, feel free to drop in when you can.

Winter Banquet - Hilary 2020


Sign-up is now closed for the Women in Physics Winter Banquet at Christ Church college on Tuesday, 11th February!

For those who successfully registered for the event, the evening will start with a drinks reception at 7:30pm in the Christ Church buttery bar, followed by a three course meal with wine (optional), and coffee and mints. Join us for a celebration of women in physics and of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We look forward to seeing you at Christ Church

Recurring events

We host tea sessions, catered lunches, banquet dinners, and much more in an effort to create a warm community of familiar faces. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other physicists in your programme, talk to more experienced women about your career, and encourage others to keep their enthusiasm for physics alive.

Upcoming events are listed in the right panel.

Tea Sessions:

We meet routinely in either the Clarendon or DWB canteen to casually chat about life and take a relaxing break from work. We sometimes invite guests to these sessions to share their experiences and advice.

Banquet Dinners:

We typically hold one formal dinner each term. So far these have been held at Merton College. The evening banquets start with a welcome drinks reception, followed by a delicious three course meal in Merton College's formal dining hall. Let us treat you to dinner! More details of next term's event will appear here in due course.

Guest Speakers:

Each term we have the opportunity to suggest colloquium speakers for the department. In addition, we organize informal meetings with the speakers either over lunch or coffee, so that they can share their knowledge and experience with us. Why should I pursue a degree in physics? What job opportunities are available to me after graduation? How do you balance a home life with work?