Oxford Physics Taster Day (WP)

3 Jul 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Fisher Room
Schools (secondary)


The Oxford Physics Taster Day is an event aimed at encouraging state school students to study Physics at university. The day provides students with a flavour of university life with lectures, praticals and problem solving.

Specifically the day will include:

  • A problem-solving Isaac Physics exponentials workshop
  • A chance to see around an Oxford college
  • A talk about an area of current research in the department
  • 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.

The Isaac Physics 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.



All refreshments on the day are provided.

Target Audience

This event is for year 12 students. Priority will be given to students:
1. From state-funded schools, colleges or academies
2. Who live in areas with a low rate of progression to higher education
3. Who have been eligible for free school meals, pupil premium, Education Maintenance allowance and/or 16-19 bursary during their secondary education.

Bookings for this event are now closed.


For more information contact: 

isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk (please include 'Oxford Physics Taster Day 2018 enquiry' in the subject line).