Past Events

13 Sep 2017 - 7:00pm

Refreshments: Served from 6:30pm


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

By invitation only


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.

5 Jul 2017 - 6:00pm

Professor Winfried Hensinger, University of Sussex, will give a public talk about his exciting research to build a quantum computer.

Come along and find out about these incredible machines!

4 Jul 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Sir Martin Wood Prize is awarded annually by the Millenium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University Research Institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder of Oxford Instruments. We are pleased to report that the 2016 prize-winner, Professor Akihito Ishizaki, from the Institute for Molecular Science Japan will deliver this year's lecture.

25 Jun 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm

2017 Physics Alumni Garden Party


Prof John Wheater, Head of the Department of Physics, is pleased to invite you to the '2017 Physics Alumni Garden Party'

21 Jun 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

IOP Oxford Physics Lectures

On 21st June the Institute of Physics and Oxford University Physics Department will be hosting Dr. Jena Meinecke, Junior Research Fellow at Oxford University. Jena will report on the first experimental measurements of seed magnetic fields in laser-produced shock waves via the "Biermann battery" process.

Tea and coffee will be served from 18:30 with the talk beginning at 19:00.

About the talk

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.

17 Jun 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Image credit: scui3asteveo, Flickr

The event

Staff and volunteers from the University of Oxford and British Physics Olympiad Trust will provide guidance and resources on helping your students to develop advanced problem solving skills in physics. The day will cover extending able students in class through providing extension classes to help them explore their interest in physics.