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

22 Jul 2020 - 6:45pm to 8:15pm

This is an online webinar that will be held on the Zoom platform. Log-in to the livestream from 18:45. The talk starts at 19:00.

Registration prior to the event is essential. Please register via Eventbrite:

1 Jul 2020 - 9:00am to 2 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm

Open Days 2020 - Physics Open Days

Open Days - Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July 2020

As a result of developments with coronavirus (Covid-19), and in line with Government guidance on social distancing, outreach events are not taking place as planned. This includes our July University-wide Open Days which will now run as virtual open days.

9 Jun 2020 - 3:00pm

The Quantum Information Society invites you to a Q&A Session With Scott Aaronson

We extend the invitation from Aleksei Malyshev, the president of the Quantum Information Society (University of Oxford)

29 Apr 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

We are pleased to be able to offer this talk, streamed live via Zoom.

The Institute of Physics and Oxford University are pleased to present Dr Nick Walkden, a plasma physicist at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in South Oxfordshire, specialising in Scrape-off Layer Turbulence.

12 Mar 2020 - 3:00pm

We are sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we have decided to postpone this lecture. Apologies.

Bleaney's nuclear lambs and electronic wolves

Professor John Gregg, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

This annual lecture commemorating Professor Brebis Bleaney (1915-2006) was endowed by Bleaney's pupil Professor Michael Baker (1930-2017)

4 Mar 2020 - 5:00pm

Marking 80 years of the Frisch-Peierls Memorandum