Past Events

14 Nov 2019 - 5:30pm

The First Image of a Black Hole

Thursday 14 November 2019 at 17:30 (to be seated by 17:20)

26 Oct 2019 - 10:30am

Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics

Talks explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level

Our popular alumni event is back on October 26th, and booking is now open!

Speakers are: Prof James Binney FRS, Prof Subir Sarkar and Prof Philipp Podsiadlowski.

To book and more information, please visit this page.

22 Oct 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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At the Department of Physics, our research spans everything from the tiniest particles to the entire cosmos, but we don’t just leave the ideas scrawled on blackboards, hidden on hard drives or tucked into unfathomable scientific papers. We take our research and make it work for you.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:30am to 25 Sep 2019 - 2:00pm

The Quantum materials Symposium 2019 will take place next week from 23 to 25 September.


The full programme and further details can be found here.

The QMS 2019 is organized by the Oxford Quantum Materials group.
The group has been organizing annually the Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:45am to 25 Sep 2019 - 1:30pm


23 Sep 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm


21 Sep 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Meeting Minds Oxford - the weekend for all University of Oxford Alumni

The Department of Physics will open its doors on Saturday 21 September to welcome all alumni, regardless of their studies. We hope to offer you all a chance to visit our thriving department, meet our scientists, learn more about what is the cutting edge research taking place in one the the largest Physics Departments in the world.

Proposed format on the day is:

17 Sep 2019 - 7:00pm

Fully booked

The Institute of Physics and Oxford University are pleased to be hosting Vlatko Vedral, Professor of Quantum Information Science at the University of Oxford.

The talk will start at 19:00 with refreshments served shortly beforehand.

20 Jul 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


11 Jul 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

A Levitating superconductor
Quantum 101 will be an exciting opportunity for students to explore the weird and wonderful world of quantum physics and some of its real-world applications now and in the future, from levitating trains to quantum computers!

The day will include: