Past Events for Public Outreach

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


17 Sep 2019 - 7:00pm

Fully booked

The Institute of Physics and Oxford University are pleased to be hosting Vlatko Vedral, Professor of Quantum Information Science at the University of Oxford.

The talk will start at 19:00 with refreshments served shortly beforehand.

20 Jul 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


7 Jul 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

The carnival takes place every year and regularly attracts 50,000 people. This year’s event, which is being held on July 7, will have a theme called Space is the Place and will celebrate the exciting work being carried out by scientists in and around Oxford, and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in July 1969.

2 Jul 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

BPhO lecture: Photovoltaics, solar energy: present status and emerging perovskites

28 May 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm



A day to showcase, share and celebrate outreach and public engagement in the Department. The programme will be updated over the next couple of weeks.

The day is open to members of the Department who are interested in outreach and public engagement.


9.30-11.30: Workshop (sign-up in advance)

22 May 2019 - 5:00pm

Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University

The Role of Gas in Galaxy Evolution

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 17:00 (to be seated by 16:50)