Past Events

22 Oct 2013 - 5:00pm

The Hintze Lecture Series

Professor Christopher Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland

‘The role of black holes in galaxy evolution’

Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 5pm

15 Oct 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

[b]Ada Lovelace Day 2013: A celebration of women in astronomy

Presented by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell[/b]

Telling the stories of successful women astronomers and looking at the position of women in astronomy today.

8 Oct 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

An evening for home educated children and their parents

Come along and view the night sky with our 0.4 metre telescope and find out more about the research we do in the Department.

Whilst it is lovely to have a good clear night, we have significant experience in hosting visits and will ensure that everyone is informed and entertained regardless of the weather.

3 Oct 2013 - 7:30pm

An invitation from the Oxford and Cambridge Dining Club of Geneva, to all physics alumni.

A dinner has been arranged for Thursday 3rd October 2013 at the Auberge Communale de Meyrin, avenue de Vaudagne 13bis, 1217 Meyrin, at 7:30pm for 8:00pm. Our after-dinner speaker will be Professor Wade Allison who will discuss 'Radiation, Science and Society – was there a radiation disaster at Fukushima?'

3 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm

Prof Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith will be giving a lecture 'Waiting for Higgs' at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid on 3rd October.


2 Oct 2013 - 7:30pm

Professor Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith will be giving a lecture, ‘Sustainable Energy for the World?’ , at Fundacion Ramon Areces (Madrid) on Wednesday 2nd October.

22 Sep 2013 - 4:00pm

Professor Roger Davies and Dr Chris Lintott will be hosting an alumni drinks reception at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on September 22nd, 16:00hs, following Dr Lintott's public lecture 'How to find a planet from your sofa?'.

There will be a series of talks and other events during that day and following week, as part of the Galaxy Evolution Conference.

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