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

23 Sep 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm


11 Jul 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

A Levitating superconductor
Quantum 101 will be an exciting opportunity for students to explore the weird and wonderful world of quantum physics and some of its real-world applications now and in the future, from levitating trains to quantum computers!

The day will include:

6 Jul 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

With the road-map for particle physics in Europe – the so-called European Strategy for Particle Physics – being currently updated, now is a great time to discuss with A-level pupils the future direction of particle physics research at the high-energy accelerator frontier, both in Europe and elsewhere.

3 Jul 2019 - 10:00am to 4 Jul 2019 - 4:00pm

Our 2019 Open Days are Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September. We warmly welcome students, parents, carers and teachers to meet staff and students from all over the University and sample the atmosphere that makes student life at Oxford so special.

It is not mandatory to register to attend an Oxford Open Day. However you may need to book for specific popular sessions at Colleges in advance. More information here:

22 May 2019 - 1:10pm to 19 Jun 2019 - 4:45pm

The Department of Physics invites YOU to help us create a new Primary school Physics webpage! YOUR TASK is to design a poster in the style of an educational webpage aimed at Primary school students explaining the force of gravity and how it has been scientifically investigated.

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