Featured Events

Date:
28 May 2019 - 3:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

The Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture 2019

Dr. Yoshihiko Okamoto (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University, Japan)

'Creation of Functional Electronic Phases'

Date:
28 May 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Venue:
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Members of the Department of Physics only (students and staff)

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Introduction

A day to showcase, share and celebrate outreach and public engagement in the Department. The programme will be updated over the next couple of weeks.

The day is open to members of the Department who are interested in outreach and public engagement.

Programme

9.30-11.30: Workshop (sign-up in advance)

Date:
4 Jun 2019 - 2:00pm
Venue:
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Specialised / research interest

Celebrating its 35th year in 2019, the SETI Institute, founded by Astronomers Carl Sagan, Jill Tarter and Frank Drake, has grown from a small research team focused on searching for radio signals beyond our solar system (as a proxy for intelligent civilizations) to an organization of over 90 PhD scientists representing 23 different academic backgrounds, organized into 6 divisions of research. CEO, Bill Diamond, will describe the multidisciplinary structure and research of the Institute, whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the nature and origins of life in the universe.

Date:
6 Jun 2019 - 6:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

Special Public Lecture

'Finding aliens – An update on the search for life in the Universe'
by Bill Diamond (President & CEO The SETI Institute)

The Department of Physics is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Bill Diamond, President & CEO The SETI Institute, hosted by Prof Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics.

Date:
22 Jun 2019 - 10:30am to 6:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 12+)

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.

Date:
29 Jun 2019 - 9:00am
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

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.

Date:
29 Jun 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue:
Wolfson College, Oxford
Audience:
Alumni & Guests

Physics Alumni & Friends Garden Party

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

Date:
2 Jul 2019 - 6:30pm
Venue:
The New Club, 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BB
Audience:
Physics Alumni & Guests

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.

Date:
6 Jul 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
Physics Teachers

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.

Date:
20 Sep 2019 - 5:00pm to 21 Sep 2019 - 3:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:

Save the date for this yearly event in Oxford!

This year the weekend of 20-22 September will host the Meeting Minds Oxford Alumni Weekend, we will host events still TBD but, please save the date, we'd love to see you here.

More information to come, in the meantime, if you want more details of it beyond our Department, visit the Oxford Alumni Pages.