Past Events for Schools Outreach

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:

30 Apr 2020 - 3:00pm

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our first open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

Book A place for your Students:

Talk details


18 Apr 2020 - 10:00am

This year the Oxford Physics Masterclass will be on Saturday 18th April 2020. Owing to the current restrictions on face-to-face events, we are planning to run this as an online event. Details of how to join the event will be sent to those who successfully registered for it or were placed on the waiting list.

The Oxford Physics Masterclass aims to:

23 Mar 2020 - 8:45am to 27 Mar 2020 - 4:30pm

With regret, we announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we have decided to cancel this event. We are sorry for any disappointment this causes.

15 Feb 2020 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

A collage of images of girls doing science activities
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).

14 Jan 2020 - 9:45am

An exciting opportunity for students enjoying physical sciences at GCSE and considering further studies in this area to find out about materials and physics at university. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out experiments in both departments and will learn more about these exciting subjects.

10 Dec 2019 - 9:45am

The Physics and Materials Science Departments collaborate to run the Year 12 Materials and Physics Taster Day. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out experiments in both departments and will learn more about these exciting subjects.

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: