Past Events for Public Outreach

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

15 Feb 2020 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

A collage of images of girls doing science activities
A free, one‐day science event for girls with exciting hands‐on workshops and activities. The activities are run by volunteer role models in STEM fields. The event is open to girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Years 7-9).

4 Feb 2020 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The IOP and Oxford University are pleased to present Dr Felix Flicker. Felix is the Astor Junior Research Fellow of New College, Oxford. His work in theoretical physics concerns the application of geometry and topology to quantum materials.

Join us on an expedition to find the north pole! The last century saw teams of explorers from around the world brave the ices in attempts to reach the north and south poles. These days we are again working to discover the poles -- but this time, the task is to isolate the individual poles of a magnet.

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.