Past Events for Public Outreach

28 Jan 2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 28th January 2017 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

10 Nov 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The 13th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Spergel, Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, Princeton Unversity, on Thursday 10th November 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: Our Simple but Strange Universe

16 Jan 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 16th January 2016 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

18 May 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm


Professor Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

25 Jan 2020 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 25th January 2020 from 2pm to 9pm (last entry 8.30pm)

Each year over 1,000 people of all ages gather at Stargazing Oxford as they seek to explore the wonders of the Universe. Join us again for a space-themed open day in the Department of Physics. Activities include talks, hands-on stalls and observing (night-sky, solar and radio).

10 Dec 2019 - 6:00pm

The event provides an exciting opportunity for children to learn more about physics.

The Moon isn’t made of cheese, but how can we be sure? This talk will explain how we now know what the lunar surface is made of and how this changed our ideas of the formation and evolution of both the Earth and the Moon.

21 Nov 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The IOP and Oxford University are pleased to present Prof Paul Dastoor, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge.

14 Nov 2019 - 5:30pm

The First Image of a Black Hole

Thursday 14 November 2019 at 17:30 (to be seated by 17:20)

22 Oct 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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At the Department of Physics, our research spans everything from the tiniest particles to the entire cosmos, but we don’t just leave the ideas scrawled on blackboards, hidden on hard drives or tucked into unfathomable scientific papers. We take our research and make it work for you.

23 Sep 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm