Past Events

20 Mar 2020 - 10:00am to 23 Mar 2020 - 5:00pm

Meeting Minds Berlin 2020


20 to 23 March 2020

After careful consideration, the University has made the decision to postpone Meeting Minds Berlin to a later date still to be determined. We understand the disappointment this will cause but the University has taken this precautionary step given the uncertainty associated with the spread of coronavirus around the world.

18 Mar 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm


Consulting Services is the consulting arm of Oxford University Innovation Ltd, the University’s technology transfer company.

Come and join us on 18th March 2020, 11.00am in the Simpkins Lee Room, Beecroft Building, to learn about how you can undertake consultancy activity as an integral part of your research activity whilst at Oxford. This seminar will be of interest to academics, researchers and DPhil students.

17 Mar 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Hear from two enterprising and successful women, who have helped form spin-out companies from Oxford Physics research, sharing their personal journeys into entrepreneurship and advice for students and researchers.

Ilana Wisby (CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC)) gained a PhD in quantum physics, after which she entered the world of start-ups and is now leading an Oxford University spin-out company, creating the core of the quantum revolution.

12 Mar 2020 - 3:00pm

We are sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we have decided to postpone this lecture. Apologies.

Bleaney's nuclear lambs and electronic wolves

Professor John Gregg, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

This annual lecture commemorating Professor Brebis Bleaney (1915-2006) was endowed by Bleaney's pupil Professor Michael Baker (1930-2017)

4 Mar 2020 - 5:00pm

Marking 80 years of the Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

29 Feb 2020 - 10:30am

Morning of Theoretical Series for Alumni & Guests

'AI in Physics'


Prof Ard Louis

22 Feb 2020 - 10:30am to 5:00pm

"The Rise of Big Science in Physics"

One day conference.
Saturday 22nd February: 10.30 am - 5.00 pm

19 Feb 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Come and join the Women in Physics society for lunch with special guest Dr Sam Henry. Want to know more about the recent UCU strike action or interested in addressing the gender pay gap? Bring along your questions for Sam. We'll also be hearing all about Sam's outreach and public engagement activities. Lunch is provided - sign up at the OxWiP website: .

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).

10 Feb 2020 - 5:30pm

'Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses'

Special Public lecture by Prof Donna Strickland
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo
Nobel Laureate, Physics 2018

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics OX1 3PU