Past Events for Schools Outreach

30 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

APPEAL 9 – Year of Engineering 2018

How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines

With the designation of 2018 as the Year of Engineering, now is a great time to discuss with A-level pupils the connections between engineering, particle physics and particle accelerators.

18 Jun 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Primary School Science Day
Oxford University MPLS Divison

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A fun day of science activities for students in Year 5 and 6. The event aims to inspire students, engage their curiosity and create excitement around science.

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