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

29 Apr 2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Fully Booked


A free one‐day science event for girls with exciting hands‐on workshops and activities. The activities are run by volunteer role models in STEM fields. The event is open to girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Years 7-9).

25 Apr 2018 - 5:00pm

Professor René Doyon, Director, Mont-Mégantic Observatory & Institute for Research on Exoplanets, University of Montreal, Canada
The Quest for Nearby Habitable Worlds
Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 5pm (to be seated by 4:50pm)

14 Apr 2018 - 10:30am to 3:15pm

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