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.

31 May 2018 - 2:00pm

Dr Michihisa Yamamoto,from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, the University of Tokyo & RIKEN, winner of this year's Sir Martin Wood Prize, will deliver his lecture on 'Management and Control of the Phase of an Electron Wave' at 14:

23 May 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Physics Year 3 & 4 Leavers Reception and Photo

All Physics students from year 3 & 4 that are leaving us this year, are welcome to come to this informal, fun and friendly event organised by the Alumni Office. It is a social occassion, with free drinks and food, and the opportunity to have your group photo taken, and for you to meet our Alumni Officer who will be your contact with the Department once you leave.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the day!

22 May 2018 - 5:30pm

22 May 2018 (17.30pm – door open 17.15)
2018 Halley Lecture
Professor Adam Showman, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PU (Followed by drinks reception – Martin Wood Foyer foyer)

Registration via:

11 May 2018 - 4:30pm

58th Cherwell Simon Lecture 2018
‘Random Walk to Graphene’
Prof Sir Andre Geim - University of Manchester

11 May - 16:30 - Martin Wood Complex

Graphene – a single plane of carbon atoms – is probably the simplest material one can imagine. On the other hand, graphene has acquired so many superlatives to its name that it is often called a wonder material.
I will discuss how this research started and, then, try to explain why graphene attracts so much attention these days.

27 Apr 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Physics Alumni event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

16 Mar 2018 - 8:00am

Join us in 2018 for the next European Meeting Minds in the Eternal City of Rome.

2 Mar 2018 - 3:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquia Series

The following lectures will be given at 3.30pm on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road. Tea will be served in the Physics Common Room at 4.30 pm.

All are welcome to attend.

Dr Siddharth Ashok Parameswaran, Dept of Physics, University of Oxford
2 Mar: Nodal semimetals: exploring “relativistic" fermions and quantum anomalies in solids

23 Feb 2018 - 3:30pm

This week’s colloquium, due to take place on Friday, has now been postponed due to UCU strike action. This colloquium will be rescheduled for Michaelmas Term 2018.

Our next colloquium will take place on 2 March 2018 and will be presented by Sidd Parameswaran, Oxford Physics, and entitled “Nodal semimetals: exploring “relativistic" fermions and quantum anomalies in solids”. 3.30 PM Martin Wood Lecture Theatres