Oxford Physics Taster Day

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

By invitation only


The Oxford Physics Taster Day is an event aimed at encouraging 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 workshop;
  • A chance to see around an Oxford college;
  • A talk about an area of current research in the department;
  • Look around 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.


Students are asked to bring a pack lunch.

Target Audience

Application is by invitation only for year 12 students. You will be informed whether you have been selected by the 18th July 2017.

For more information contact: 

isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk (please include 'Oxford Physics Taster Day 2017 enquiry' in the subject line).