Past Events for Public Outreach

27 Jan 2018 - 2:00pm


Stargazing Oxford returns on the 27th January 2018 from 2pm to 9pm (last entry 8.30pm)

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

1 Nov 2017 - 6:45pm

Booking: Required in advance


Gravitational waves - a prediction of Einstein’s General Relativity – are still among the most elusive signals from far out in the Universe.

31 Oct 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Booking: Recommended, please see below


17 Oct 2017 - 5:00pm

Welcome to an Evening of Quantum Discovery!

Come and find out about Quantum Physics. Hear about the exciting new research and innovative technology development being done at Oxford University. Discover how Quantum Physics impacts on your everyday life, now and in the near future.

13 Sep 2017 - 7:00pm

Refreshments: Served from 6:30pm


5 Jul 2017 - 6:00pm

Professor Winfried Hensinger, University of Sussex, will give a public talk about his exciting research to build a quantum computer.

Come along and find out about these incredible machines!