Past Events for Alumni

25 Jan 2019 - 3:25pm

Tim Fitzpatrick, Artist in residence for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico)

“Shine: art navigating through the code of starlight”


17 Dec 2018 - 4:30pm

Physics Carol Service

The Carol Service will be held this year on Monday 17th December, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High St, followed by wine and mince pies in the church.
Please make a note in your diary.
As always, staff, alumni, friends and family, especially children, are welcome to attend.

7 Dec 2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm

You are invited to the Atomic & Laser Physics Open Day!

Have you ever thought of what graduate opportunities there may be within the Atomic & Laser sub-Department? This is your chance to come and visit the labs, meet the teams and everyone currently researching the interaction of light and matter. You could be joining them for a DPhil in 2019!

1 Dec 2018 - 11:00am

The annual Particle Physics Christmas Lecture 2018 will take place on Saturday 1st of December.

'Particle Physics: What Next?'

The event will be hosted by the new Head of Particle Physics, Professor Daniela Bortoletto, and our guest speaker is Professor Mark Thomson, Executive Chair of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

17 Nov 2018 - 10:30am

Morning of Theoretical Physics

Saturday November 17 - 10:30 am


Speakers will include Prof John Chalker (Head of Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics), Prof Siddharth Parameswaran and Prof Alex Schekochihin

To find out more details, and to register please visit this link.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:00pm

Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) annual alumni event at the Royal Society

Poles Apart!

Short talks, panel discussions and a drinks and canapes reception at this wonderful venue.
Please book soon to avoid disappointment! Booking ends 2 November.

The format of the event will include four short talks from leading academics, followed by a Q&A session, moderated by Prof Phil Stier, Head of AOPP.

26 Sep 2018 - 5:00pm

Inaugural joint lecture of the Department of Physics (Oxford)
& the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers

'The Search for Life Beyond Earth, In Space and Time' by NASA's Chief Scientist Dr James Green.

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre - 17:00 SOLD OUT

22 Sep 2018 - 11:00am

For Science, King and Country

We are delighted to host a second event this year for all our members of The Henry Moseley Society.

Our guest speaker is Prof Russell Egdell who has recently finished a book 'For Science, King and Country' and will give us a talk about the life of Henry Moseley (new things he has found out during his research for the book), and share lunch here in Oxford, plus there will be a chance to tour the new Beecroft Building and another new special exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science (optional).

14 Sep 2018 - 8:00pm to 15 Sep 2018 - 6:30pm

Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend in Oxford

September - Friday 14 evening and Saturday 15 afternoon.

This year we will host telescope tours and bigger 'astro' night on Friday 14th, and tours of the Beecroft Building and a talk by the new Head of Department (to start after summer), Prof Ian Shipsey.

Booking is open.

30 Jun 2018 - 3:30pm

Physics Alumni Garden Party 2018

The Garden Party will take place in Mansfield College, on Saturday 30th of June.
It will be hosted by Professor John Wheater, Head of Physics, and our guest speaker will be Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell*.