Women in Physics Taster Day

19 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 young women to study Physics at university. The day will give a flavour of university life with lectures, practicals 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

All girls in UK Yr 12 (or equivalent) interested in studying Physics at university are welcome to apply. In the case of the event being over-subscribed, priority will be given to local state, non-selective schools.

Bookings have now closed.


For more information contact: 

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