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

10 Mar 2018 - 10:00am to 18 Mar 2018 - 4:00pm


Come and say hello to our researchers at the ATOM Festival of Science! Our physics features in a number of activties:

14 Mar 2018 - 6:00pm

Professor Adam Leroy, The Ohio State University
ALMA and the Birth of Stars Across Galaxies
Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 18:00 (to be seated by 17:50)

18 Jan 2018 - 6:45pm

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On 18th January the Institute of Physics and Oxford Physics will be hosting Simone Sturniolo from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) who will be talking about his work in Quantum Chemistry.

11 Dec 2017 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

The show will still go ahead this evening but please take care on your way into the Department and only travel if it is safe to do so.

Doors open: 6:00pm, arrive to be seated by 6:15pm


Christmas Lecture


13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm

The 15th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Noble Prize Winner in Physics.

Title: State of the Universe
Abstract: Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future – and describe what we know, and what we do not yet know, about the Cosmos

8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017