Contact us

Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 272200
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 272400

General enquiries:

Undergraduate enquiries:

Outreach and access enquiries:

Alumni enquiries:

Contact details for our six sub-departments can be found on each sub-department page

How to find us

The Department of Physics is spread across several buildings on two main sites: Parks Road and Keble Road. You can use the University of Oxford interactive map.

Parks Road (OX1 3PU):

  • Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
  • Beecroft (Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics)
  • Clarendon Laboratory (Atomic and Laser Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and professional and support services)
  • Robert Hooke building (Atomic and Laser Physics)

Keble Road (OX1 3RH):

  • Denys Wilkinson building (Astrophysics and Particle Physics)

Travelling to the Department of Physics

By train: the Department of Physics is a 15-20-minute walk from the train station

By car: many streets in Oxford are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited; it is advised to use on the Park and Ride sites and get the bus to and from the city centre; the Department of Physics is a 10-minute walk from the city centre.