Featured Events

Date:
18 Jun 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Schools (primary)

Primary School Science Day
Oxford University MPLS Divison

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A fun day of science activities for students in Year 5 and 6. The event aims to inspire students, engage their curiosity and create excitement around science.

Date:
19 Jun 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

Realising The Astronomy of the Future III: The Wetton lecture

How do we find planets around other stars?

Professor David W. Hogg
Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University

Date:
19 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to 21 Jun 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Christ Church, Oxford
Audience:
Specialised / research interest

Workshop Motivation:
As astronomical datasets grow ever larger, new thinking and new tools are required to ensure we get the best from them. This Wetton Workshop will bring together researchers from very different parts of the field - from galaxy evolution, stellar astrophysics, transient astronomy and more - to explore the tools and techniques that will let us that will uncover the surprises in modern surveys. A particular focus is on the discovery of rare and unusual objects and features and the science that can be done with them.

Date:
22 Jun 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue:
Address will be sent to those registered as it is a private residence.
Audience:
Alumni and guests

Alumni Reception in London

One of our alumnus has generously organised a drinks and canapes reception in his private home for Physics Alumni & Guests, overlooking the Royal Festival Hall and fabulous views of the Thames and London's skyline.

The event will start at 18:30 and finish at 21:30. We hope to have a clear evening to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset!

Date:
23 Jun 2018 - 9:30am
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:
27 Jun 2018 - 10:00am to 28 Jun 2018 - 4:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

Physics Open Days

Open Days - Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2018
We endeavor to offer admissions talks and the chance to speak to current tutors and students.

We are open from 10:00 - 16:00 (tours of teaching laboratories will be suspended between 13:00-14:00).

You do not need to book to attend.

Date:
30 Jun 2018 - 10:30am
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Physics Alumni and guests

Quantum Amplitudes, Classical Ignorance & Quantum Information Processing

Speakers: Prof James Binney FRS, Prof Fabian Essler and Prof Artur Ekert FRS.

Date:
30 Jun 2018 - 3:30pm
Venue:
Mansfield College
Audience:
Family friendly

Physics Alumni Garden Party 2018

The Garden Party will take place in Mansfield College, on Saturday 30th of June.
It will be hosted by Professor John Wheater, Head of Physics, and our guest speaker will be Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell*.

Date:
30 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
A-level physics teachers

APPEAL 9 – Year of Engineering 2018

How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines

With the designation of 2018 as the Year of Engineering, now is a great time to discuss with A-level pupils the connections between engineering, particle physics and particle accelerators.

Date:
3 Jul 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

Aims

The Oxford Physics Taster Day is an event aimed at encouraging state school students to study Physics at university. The day provides students with a flavour of university life with lectures, praticals and problem solving.

Specifically the day will include: