Past Events

9 Jul 2019 - 2:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquium

Gravitational Waves and Prospects for Multi-messenger Astronomy
Prof Barry C Barish (Caltech - Nobel Prize Physics 2017)

9 July 14:30 - 15:30 hs

Venue: Lecture Theatre University of Oxford Museum Natural History

The quest for gravitational waves, following their prediction by Einstein in 1916 to their detection 100 years later will be traced. The subsequent opening of exciting new science, from rigorous tests of general relativity to using gravitational waves to explore the universe will be discussed.

7 Jul 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

The carnival takes place every year and regularly attracts 50,000 people. This year’s event, which is being held on July 7, will have a theme called Space is the Place and will celebrate the exciting work being carried out by scientists in and around Oxford, and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in July 1969.

6 Jul 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

With the road-map for particle physics in Europe – the so-called European Strategy for Particle Physics – being currently updated, now is a great time to discuss with A-level pupils the future direction of particle physics research at the high-energy accelerator frontier, both in Europe and elsewhere.

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

Our 2019 Open Days are Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September. We warmly welcome students, parents, carers and teachers to meet staff and students from all over the University and sample the atmosphere that makes student life at Oxford so special.

It is not mandatory to register to attend an Oxford Open Day. However you may need to book for specific popular sessions at Colleges in advance. More information here:

2 Jul 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

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

2 Jul 2019 - 6:30pm

Alumni Reception in Edinburgh

We are delighted to invite you to our physics alumni event in Scotland, our first ever! This time will be at the New Club (Princes Street), in the beautiful Ramsay & Long Rooms on July 2nd.

This will be an evening event hosted by Head of Department, Prof Ian Shipsey and alumna Dr Susan Hezlet, whose idea and support were vital for this fantastic opportunity. We are very grateful to Dr William Duncan for his time and support, too.

29 Jun 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Physics Alumni & Friends Garden Party

This year we are hosting our yearly event in the wonderful riverside setting of Wolfson College.

29 Jun 2019 - 9:00am

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.

25 Jun 2019 - 2:00pm

Professor Andrea Ghez, UCLA

Our Galactic Center: A Unique Laboratory for the Physics & Astrophysics of Black Holes

22 Jun 2019 - 10:30am to 6:00pm

Thinking 3D: Space & Time

The Department of Physics and Magdalen College, are happy to announce this fantastic event, part of the 'Thinking 3D' programme, that we will host together for alumni & general public.

This event is part of a wider programme of events, a year-long series of exhibitions, events, public talks, gallery shows, and academic symposia intended to incite dialogue between artists, art and book historians, mathematicians, astronomers, geometers, earth scientists, botanists, chemists...and more.