Past Events for Schools Outreach

26 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm to 23 Apr 2018 - 4:00pm

The Oxford Department of Physics with Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source are inviting you to design a poster about crystals!

This competition is open to students in years 4-7 and will be judged in two categories:
• Years 4 & 5
• Years 6 & 7.
The deadline for submitting posters is 23rd April 2018.

While the competition is running, we're going to put up loads of cool videos, pictures and info all about crystals - so keep checking back!

Further details can be found on the link below:

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

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)

14 May 2019 - 4:30pm

Professor Elena Aprile, Department of Physics
Columbia University, New York
“The XENON project: at the forefront of Dark Matter Direct Detection”

Registration essential via:
Password: Physics2019

25 Apr 2019 - 3:00pm

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our third open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

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

13 Apr 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm


The Oxford Physics Masterclass aims to:

  • Increase students’ interest in pursuing physics at university.
  • Raise awareness of application requirements and undergraduate courses at Oxford Physics.
  • Enable students to develop problem-solving skills and confidence which are essential for making competitive applications to Oxford Physics.

The day will include:

12 Apr 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Magnets Fantastic

At school, they teach you that iron, nickel and cobalt are magnetic, and that's about it. But that isn't the whole story. It's barely even the beginning. In fact, all kinds of things are magnetic, from pencil leads and beautiful crystals, to frogs and even the air we breathe...

In this interactive, family-friendly show full of experiments and demonstrations, we explore and explain all this and more from the world of Magnets Fantastic.

25 Mar 2019 - 8:45am to 29 Mar 2019 - 4:30pm

Date 1: 25.03.2019
Date 2: 29.03.2019

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14 Mar 2019 - 9:15am to 2:30pm

KS4 Study Day ‘Women in Astronomy’
Thursday 14th March 2019

Aimed at girls in Years 9/10/11.

A hands-on study day aimed at promoting girls into astronomy and astrophysics at the History of Science Museum and Oxford University Physics Department exploring ideas about space, the Universe and big cosmological questions.