Past Events

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

4 Feb 2020 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The IOP and Oxford University are pleased to present Dr Felix Flicker. Felix is the Astor Junior Research Fellow of New College, Oxford. His work in theoretical physics concerns the application of geometry and topology to quantum materials.

Join us on an expedition to find the north pole! The last century saw teams of explorers from around the world brave the ices in attempts to reach the north and south poles. These days we are again working to discover the poles -- but this time, the task is to isolate the individual poles of a magnet.

25 Jan 2020 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 25th January 2020 from 2pm to 9pm (last entry 8.30pm)

Each year over 1,000 people of all ages gather at Stargazing Oxford as they seek to explore the wonders of the Universe. Join us again for a space-themed open day in the Department of Physics. Activities include talks, hands-on stalls and observing (night-sky, solar and radio).