Past Events

23 Jun 2018 - 9:30am

Developing the problem solving skills necessary for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

This course is for year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges with little or no history of successful applications to the University of Oxford who are interested in applying to study Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering or Materials Science.

22 Jun 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Alumni Reception in London

One of our alumnus has generously organised a drinks and canapes reception in his private home for Physics Alumni & Guests, overlooking the Royal Festival Hall and fabulous views of the Thames and London's skyline.

The event will start at 18:30 and finish at 21:30. We hope to have a clear evening to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset!

19 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to 21 Jun 2018 - 5:00pm

Workshop Motivation:
As astronomical datasets grow ever larger, new thinking and new tools are required to ensure we get the best from them. This Wetton Workshop will bring together researchers from very different parts of the field - from galaxy evolution, stellar astrophysics, transient astronomy and more - to explore the tools and techniques that will let us that will uncover the surprises in modern surveys. A particular focus is on the discovery of rare and unusual objects and features and the science that can be done with them.

19 Jun 2018 - 5:00pm

Realising The Astronomy of the Future III: The Wetton lecture

How do we find planets around other stars?

Professor David W. Hogg
Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University

18 Jun 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Primary School Science Day
Oxford University MPLS Divison

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A fun day of science activities for students in Year 5 and 6. The event aims to inspire students, engage their curiosity and create excitement around science.

7 Jun 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

CalTech President Thomas Rosenbaum will discuss new ways to interrogate nature on 7 June 2018 from 12:00-14:00 in the Physics Department (Audrey Wood Seminar Room).

President Rosenbaum will share stories of great discoveries with a CalTech bent and how they illustrate the creativity, persistence, and inspiration of science. He intends to make remarks for 20 to 30 minutes and to take questions on any topic desired for the rest of the time.

This event is free and open for all students and researchers, but there are only 40 places.

31 May 2018 - 2:00pm

Dr Michihisa Yamamoto,from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, the University of Tokyo & RIKEN, winner of this year's Sir Martin Wood Prize, will deliver his lecture on 'Management and Control of the Phase of an Electron Wave' at 14:

23 May 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Physics Year 3 & 4 Leavers Reception and Photo

All Physics students from year 3 & 4 that are leaving us this year, are welcome to come to this informal, fun and friendly event organised by the Alumni Office. It is a social occassion, with free drinks and food, and the opportunity to have your group photo taken, and for you to meet our Alumni Officer who will be your contact with the Department once you leave.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the day!

22 May 2018 - 5:30pm

22 May 2018 (17.30pm – door open 17.15)
2018 Halley Lecture
Professor Adam Showman, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PU (Followed by drinks reception – Martin Wood Foyer foyer)

Registration via:

18 May 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Clarendon Laboratory
University of Oxford
Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PU