Past Events

20 Sep 2013 - 8:00pm to 21 Sep 2013 - 7:00pm

Physics will open its doors to Alumni and their families during the University Alumni Weekend in September. Last year we had more than 400 people attending the Open Telescope night, lectures, drinks and hands-on experiments.

20 Sep 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Information Day - Friday 20th September 2013

A smaller open day, with tutors available to answer course-specific questions and course literature available for collection but no sample lectures or activities.

There will be an enquiry desk in the Martin Wood Complex from 10.00am to 4.00pm. For directions, please see the Oxford Physics Map

Some other Departments and Colleges will also be open on this day, some of which you do need to book to attend. For more information please see

17 Jul 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Explore the 'Physics in Rowing' at the Department of Physics.

A competition for Year 12 students. Other 'Physics in Sport' events will also take place on the same day in universities across the South East. More information and booking can be found here:

Physics in Sport flyer

15 Jul 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Dr. Chris J. Lintott
Researcher and Citizen Science Project Lead, University of Oxford

Astronomy is undergoing a quiet revolution - new telescopes and new techniques being built and developed right now will change our view of the Universe for good. In this lecture, Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott will peer into the future and predict what we will - and won't - know in twenty years' time.

11 Jul 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Prof. Phillip Burrows (University of Oxford) & Prof. Gigi Rolandi (CERN & Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa)

10 Jul 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Professor David W. Townsend, PhD, FRCR (Hon)
Director, A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre, Singapore

2 Jul 2013 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Fully Booked

Students: Girls in Year 11 and AS with an interest in studying physics at university (Max 6 students per school)
Cost: Free

The day provides a range of exciting activities designed to:

  • Build confidence in female physicists
  • Introduce female students to a community of female physicists
  • Encourage further study in physics

The programme includes:

26 Jun 2013 - 10:00am to 27 Jun 2013 - 4:00pm

Physics Open Days

Full Open Days - Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June 2013

These are our main open days. We will offer sample lectures, admissions talks, demonstrations, tours of the department and the chance to speak to current tutors and students.

24 Jun 2013 - 1:00pm to 25 Jun 2013 - 12:30pm

Energy and Energy Resources

University of Oxford
24th June(1pm-4pm)
25th June(9.30am-12.30pm)

Format: Hands-on exhibits and demonstration lecture
Topic: Energy
Year group: Year 9
Where: Clarendon Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

A half-day session with fun hands-on demonstrations exploring Energy. The taster event is followed by a series of workshops delivered in participating schools. The event is best suited to students who are just about to start or are just starting their GCSEs. Activities include: