Y10 Materials and Physics Day – Tuesday 8 January 2019

8 Jan 2019 - 9:45am to 3:30pm
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Schools (secondary)

Y10 Materials and Physics Day – Tuesday 8 January 2019

An exciting opportunity for students enjoying physical sciences at GCSE and considering further studies in this area to find out about materials and physics at university. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out experiments in both departments and will learn more about these exciting subjects.

You will learn how physicists at Oxford gaze into the far reaches of the cosmos, address pressing questions about the Earth's climate and explore the strange world of quantum mechanics. There will be particular emphasis on ‘What is Material Science?’, showing how the interdisciplinary subject spans the physics and chemistry of matter, and explores the fascinating world of materials and their real world applications.

The day will highlight key ideas in both subjects areas with practical demonstrations including an investigation of materials used in aircraft design and using diffraction glasses which reveal a world of hidden rainbows.

Bookings need to be through the school and will be limited to 8 students per school; students must be accompanied by a teacher.

Priority will be given to schools with little or no history of sending students to Oxford.


The PDF draft programme gives an outline of the days activities and can be found attached to the top right of this page.


Please complete the Registration Form word attached to the top right on this page