Past Events for Schools Outreach

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

13 Mar 2018 - 8:45am to 15 Mar 2018 - 4:30pm

Day 1: 13th Mar 2018 (08.45am - 4.30pm)
Day 2: 15th Mar 2018 (08.45am - 4.30pm)

This event has been cancelled

14 Mar 2018 - 6:00pm

Professor Adam Leroy, The Ohio State University
ALMA and the Birth of Stars Across Galaxies
Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 18:00 (to be seated by 17:50)

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


7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 8 Dec 2017 - 2:30pm

Lecture date: Friday 8th December 2017, 13:30-14:30


Schools Physics Christmas Lectures


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

13 Jul 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm



8 Jul 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Stories of science are filled with eureka moments—from Archimedes’ bath to Newton’s apple—but the scientific method or procedure of discovery also includes false starts and mistakes that are essential to longer-term success. The scientific method is characterised by the systematic observation, measurement and experiment as well as the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses – for which critical analysis and thinking form a central part of the process.

21 Jun 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

The Ogden Trust Oxford Partnership have teamed up with Isaac Physics and the University of Oxford Physics Department to offer an exciting end of term experience which aims to stretch and challenge Year 12 Physics students. We aim to help students improve their problem solving skills within a scientific context, a key requirement for students who wish to study STEM subjects at university.