Past Events for Alumni

20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

29 Jun 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Sunday 29th June, afternoon tea in the Garden at St Hugh's College, Oxford

Following on the success from last year’s first Physics Alumni Garden Party, and thanks to the generosity of one of our alumnus, we are hosting this year’s party at St Hugh College’s beautiful gardens on Sunday 29th June, 4-6:30 pm.

9 Jan 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics

Talks explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level


SATURDAY 9 JANUARY 2021 10.00 - 13.00


- Why is Quantum Gravity so hard? Prof John Wheater

A portrait of the speaker, Prof Roger Davies
14 Dec 2020 - 3:45pm

'Armchair Travel: Curious Physicists' by Prof Roger Davies

(Note: this is an external event, organised by the central University of Oxford Alumni Office and Last Frontiers, aimed at University Alumni from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge)

Portraits of Prof Allen and Prof Snaith, poster for the event on 11 December.
11 Dec 2020 - 5:00pm

"From climate to energy: physics is key to the world's most pressing issues"

We are delighted to invite you all to join us on this Special Department of Physics Lecture.

Hosted by Prof Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics, and Prof Philip Stier, Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) the topic will be Energy and Climate Change. The event will be held via Zoom, on December 11th, at 17:00hrs GMT.

5 Dec 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"It's all about mass" by Prof Young-Kee Kim

Hosted by Prof Daniela Bortoletto, Head of Particle Physics, with Prof Young-Kee Kim as our guest speaker, this year's Particle Physics Christmas Lecture will take place on Saturday 5th of December, from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs GMT.

Will Marshall alongside one of the images from
18 Nov 2020 - 4:00pm

Join us for a discussion with Dr Will Marshall, co-founder and CEO of Planet and alumnus of Oxford's Department of Physics and Wadham College. Planet is a space company that operates the largest-ever constellation of earth imaging satellites – more than 150 – that take pictures of the globe on a daily basis.

14 Nov 2020 - 5:30pm

We are delighted to announce our next alumni event on 14th November at 17:30hrs GMT.

18 Sep 2020 - 9:00am

Explore the University of Oxford Virtual Open Days

The next Virtual Open Day will be on Friday 18 September and if you are interested in attending, we recommend that you register in advance here.

This event is aimed at prospective students and their families. There is a specific physics section there, too.

7 Sep 2020 - 10:00am to 12 Sep 2020 - 8:00pm

Meeting Minds Global 2020

Join the rest of the Oxford Alumni community for Meeting Minds Global, our week long online virtual event between 7-12 September 2020.
The event is completely FREE of charge, all you need to do is register here.