Oxford Physics Taster Day

13 Jul 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Schools (secondary)



The Oxford Physics Taster Day is an event aimed at encouraging state school students to study Physics at university. The workshop aims to develop each student's confidence and problem solving skills in a core area of physics by tackling a range of examples from idealised problems through to real-world situations. Students will be guided through the problem solving process, and will solve a range of unusual problems with help and guidance. The day will include:

  • A problem-solving Isaac Physics exponenials workshop;
  • A chance to see around an Oxford college;
  • A talk about an area of current research in the department;
  • Try a first year experiment in the undergraduate labs;
  • Advice on applying to study physics at the University of Oxford, including advice on the PAT and what to expect in interviews.

All refreshments on the day are provided.

Target Audience

Application is by invitation only for year 12 students. You will be informed whether you have been selected by the 1st July 2017.

For more information contact: 

isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk (please include 'Oxford Physics Taster Day 2017 enquiry' in the subject line). Note: This event is now fully booked but we hope to run other taster days during the summer holidays.