Past Events

9 May 2019 - 2:30pm

Finance might appear to be a world away from physics and hence from your life. However, whether you take not of it or not, your daily life is governed by markets. Finance is ultimately the study of markets, specifically seen through a financial lens and the understanding of these has ramifications for everything from how much we are paid to where we live and what is available in the supermarket.

8 May 2019 - 5:00pm

The 2019 Halley Lecture will be delivered by

Professor Marc Kamionkowski, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor – John Hopkins University

Is Dark Matter made of Black Holes

Wednesday 8th May 2019 @ 17:00

3 May 2019 - 3:30pm

All are welcome to this colloquium delivered by Dr Silke Weinfurtner, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham

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.