Magnets Fantastic

7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 8 Dec 2017 - 2:30pm
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Year 7 to Year 9 (11+)

Lecture date: Friday 8th December 2017, 13:30-14:30


Schools Physics Christmas Lectures


Magnets are all around us, and we use them for all kinds of things, from decorating our fridges to helping doctors see inside our bodies. Humans have known about magnets for thousands of years, but for almost all that time, they’ve been something of a mystery. How does a magnet work? What makes something magnetic? Why do compasses always point North?
In this interactive, family-friendly show, we will take a tour round the discoveries that helped us to understand magnetism, from digging up rocks, to building a magnet out of wire and batteries and exploring the future of magnetic levitation!

Booking required. Please click on the link below to book places for your school:

Thursday show CANCELLED. Booking for Friday only.

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