Past Events for Admissions

2 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm


Professor Karen Masters, Haverford College, PA, USA

I will talk about state-of-the art maps of the Universe, such as those produced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which have revealed the complexity of structures on many scales found in our Universe. I will also talk about the development of these maps, and how our knowledge of the basic structure of the Universe, along with our place in it has changed so dramatically in the last several hundred years.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:30am

A special lecture intended especially for early-career scientists

Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS is Visiting Professor in Astrophysics at Oxford

In this talk Professor Bell Burnell will describe UK initiatives by some senior women scientists to enable women to participate more in science, and how these initiatives have been adopted by research funding bodies and are now spreading world-wide.

All welcome, no booking required.

22 Mar 2019 - 3:30pm

Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect and New Progress
Professor Qi-Kun Xue
Tsinghua University & Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100084, China

27 Jun 2018 - 10:00am to 28 Jun 2018 - 4:00pm

Physics Open Days

Open Days - Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2018
We endeavor to offer admissions talks and the chance to speak to current tutors and students.

We are open from 10:00 - 16:00 (tours of teaching laboratories will be suspended between 13:00-14:00).

You do not need to book to attend.

23 Jun 2018 - 9:30am

Developing the problem solving skills necessary for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

This course is for year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges with little or no history of successful applications to the University of Oxford who are interested in applying to study Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering or Materials Science.

14 Apr 2018 - 10:30am to 3:15pm

15 Sep 2017 - 11:00am

Information Day - Friday 15th September 2017

A smaller open day, with tutors available to answer course-specific questions. There will be course literature available for collection but no tours or activities.

There will be admissions talks at 11:00 and 15:00.

There will be an enquiry desk open from 10:00 to 16:00.

Our base for the day will be in the Denys Wilkinson Building. For directions, please see our travel information.

30 Nov 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Talk for Prospective DPhil Students will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 3.30pm in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre the talks will be followed by a drinks reception in the Denys Wilkinson Building Common Room.

The talks will be given by:

Professor Daniela Bortoletto
Director of Graduate Studies for Particle Physics

Professor Subir Sarkar
Head, Particle Theory Group

Professor Andrei Seryi
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science

19 Jun 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Halley Lecture - 'Understanding the Monsoon' by Professor Peter J. Webster, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

8 Dec 2014 - 10:00am

If you are interested in a DPhil (PhD) beginning in October 2015, come to visit Oxford Astrophysics on our Graduate Open Day which starts at 10:00 on Monday 8th December.
For more information about Astrophysics at Oxford, click here.