Past Events

25 Apr 2019 - 3:00pm

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our third open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

BPhO lecture: Photovoltaics, solar energy: present status and emerging perovskites

13 Apr 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm


The Oxford Physics Masterclass aims to:

  • Increase students’ interest in pursuing physics at university.
  • Raise awareness of application requirements and undergraduate courses at Oxford Physics.
  • Enable students to develop problem-solving skills and confidence which are essential for making competitive applications to Oxford Physics.

The day will include:

12 Apr 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Magnets Fantastic

At school, they teach you that iron, nickel and cobalt are magnetic, and that's about it. But that isn't the whole story. It's barely even the beginning. In fact, all kinds of things are magnetic, from pencil leads and beautiful crystals, to frogs and even the air we breathe...

In this interactive, family-friendly show full of experiments and demonstrations, we explore and explain all this and more from the world of Magnets Fantastic.

2 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm


Professor Karen Masters, Haverford College, PA, USA

I will talk about state-of-the art maps of the Universe, such as those produced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which have revealed the complexity of structures on many scales found in our Universe. I will also talk about the development of these maps, and how our knowledge of the basic structure of the Universe, along with our place in it has changed so dramatically in the last several hundred years.

25 Mar 2019 - 8:45am to 29 Mar 2019 - 4:30pm

Date 1: 25.03.2019
Date 2: 29.03.2019

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25 Mar 2019 - 11:30am

A special lecture intended especially for early-career scientists

Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS is Visiting Professor in Astrophysics at Oxford

In this talk Professor Bell Burnell will describe UK initiatives by some senior women scientists to enable women to participate more in science, and how these initiatives have been adopted by research funding bodies and are now spreading world-wide.

All welcome, no booking required.

22 Mar 2019 - 3:30pm

Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect and New Progress
Professor Qi-Kun Xue
Tsinghua University & Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100084, China

22 Mar 2019 - 9:00am

Alumni Weekend in Tokyo

22-24 March 2019
Booking is now open for the next Meeting Minds weekend, to be held in Tokyo from 22-24 March 2019.

This event is organised by the Central Alumni Office for ALL alumni of University of Oxford, regardless of the discipline of study.

14 Mar 2019 - 9:15am to 2:30pm

KS4 Study Day ‘Women in Astronomy’
Thursday 14th March 2019

Aimed at girls in Years 9/10/11.

A hands-on study day aimed at promoting girls into astronomy and astrophysics at the History of Science Museum and Oxford University Physics Department exploring ideas about space, the Universe and big cosmological questions.