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

12 Dec 2020 - 3:00pm

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form.

Round off the school term by joining us for some themed arts and crafts, and learn a little bit about crystals along the way!

5 Dec 2020 - 3:00pm

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form.

Join us on the hunt for the elusive magnetic monopole!

Text "Quantum Materials Winter Workshops" on a pale blue, icy patterned background.
1 Dec 2020 - 4:30pm

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form.

Explore magnets and magnetic fields with us using a brand new online demo!

In this 45 minute long workshop, we will delve into the world of magnets, including live demonstrations to show some weird and wonderful magnetic effects.

Logo saying 'Challenges and Changes Department of Physics'
23 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm

Prof. Bell Burnell discusses her research and the challenges that physics & physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

Logo with text saying Challenges and Changes with department of physics logo
11 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm

Dr Clara Barker discusses her research and the challenges that physics and physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

26 Oct 2020 - 3:30pm

Dr Jess Wade discusses her research and the challenges that physics and physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

In the first lecture of this new series from the Department of Physics, we will hear from Dr Jess Wade [she/her], a research fellow at Imperial College, London where she works on chiral organic light emitting diodes. She is an advocate for minority voices in science and has created hundreds of Wikipedia pages to amplify the achievements of women and people of colour in science.

3 Sep 2020 - 4:30pm

Are you thinking about applying to study Physics and Philosophy 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 & Philosophy students on Thursday 3 September 2020 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 and Philosophy in Oxford, or student life, or anything you think you want to know.

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.

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