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14 June 2024
Professor Amir Yacoby
Public talks and lectures

63rd Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture

The 63rd Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Amir Yacoby from Harvard University

15 June 2024
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Secondary school events

Y10 BPhO Physics Taster Day 2024

An event to develop young people's problem-solving skills for advanced study in physics

15 June 2024
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Events for prospective students

Year 12 Online Masterclass (June 2024)

Online masterclass for students in Year 12 who are interested in studying physics at Oxford University.

21 June 2024
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Secondary school events

Y12 Oxford Particle Physics Masterclass (online)

An online event to engage with Oxford researchers in a Zoom webinar to learn about our research at the Large Hadron Collider

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