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

27 Jul 2020 - 9:00am to 31 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm

The Oxford Physics Y12 Summer School is planned to run from 27th - 31st July 2020. Anyone in Year 12 or equivalent is welcome to apply. We will be constantly considering the summer school in light of arrangements for the coronavirus pandemic, but are currently planning as though it will go ahead.

29 May 2020 - 12:00pm to 31 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm

This year, the Department of Physics are inviting you to design a poster all about magnetism!

You can create a poster for one of two categories:

  • An infographic style poster, telling us all about some aspect of magnetism, or
  • A research style poster, explaining an experiment that you have carried out yourself that explores magnetism

This competition is open to any students in Year 3 through to Year 13 and will be judged in age categories based on Key Stage.

21 Jul 2020 - 4:00pm

Quantum Materials Seminars for Year 10 to Year 13 students

(These will be given on four different dates, with different speakers)

14 Jul 2020 - 4:00pm

Quantum Materials Seminars for Year 10 to Year 13 students

(These will be given on four different dates, with different speakers)

8 Jul 2020 - 4:00pm

Quantum Materials Seminars for Year 10 to Year 13 students

(These will be given on four different dates, with different speakers)

8th July - Dr Alexy Karenowksa: "Making Waves in Magnetism: exploring a fantastical face of an everyday phenomenon"

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27 Jun 2020 - 9:00am

This course, which runs over the summer, is designed to improve your physics and maths problem-solving skills and help you prepare for the Physics Aptitude Test.

11 Jun 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Are you thinking about applying to study physics at Oxford? Maybe you are interested, but have some questions? Or maybe you want to get to know the "real" Oxford?

We’re going to be running an online Q&A with current physics students on Thurs 11th June at 16:30-17:30. This is your chance to ask a panel of undergraduates what they think! You can bring questions about applications and preparation, or about studying physics in Oxford, or student life, or anything you think you want to know.

16 May 2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

We will be running a second 2020 Oxford Physics Masterclass on Saturday 16th May. This online event is a re-run of the Masterclass held on Sat 18th April, for those who were not registered or able to attend. On this occasion, priority will be given to UK state school students who live furthest from Oxford.

About the day

The Oxford Physics Masterclass aims to:

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