The Alumni Relations Office exists to nurture and develop long lasting relationships between students, staff and friends of the Department of Physics. We aim to run events and programmes that create opportunities for networking and relationships that keep growing beyond graduation day. Follow the Department on our social media accounts to engage in the conversation.

Once a physicist, always a physicist… We are incredibly proud of our alumni community and we do everything we can to celebrate that special relationship. Please get in touch with ideas, feedback or just to say hello!

'It was lovely to catch up on what is going on, nowadays, and to reminisce about the past.'
Alumna Lyn Heiming (Wadham College), Meeting Minds Global 2021

Events and activities

We organise a calendar of events just for our alumni – from lectures so that you can keep up to date with the latest scientific discoveries and what’s going on in the department to relaxed networking opportunities. Our alumni are spread far and wide so as well as the lectures and receptions we organise here at the Department of Physics in Oxford – and further afield on occasion – many of our events online or recorded so that they can be accessed at a later date via our YouTube channel.

Upcoming events

28 November - 14 December 2023
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Primary school events

Galaxy Zoo: Galactic Explorers Challenge

We invite 7 - 12-year-olds from across the UK to become astrophysicists for a week, classifying galaxies from real satellite images and creating their very...

2 December 2023
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Secondary school events

Year 10 Astrophysics Taster Morning

An introduction to studying physics and astrophysics at university for year 10 students.

4 December 2023
Two research scientists over a laser table
Events for prospective students
Undergraduate events
Graduate events

Atomic and Laser Physics graduate open day

The University of Oxford Atomic and Laser Physics (ALP) sub-department is holding an Open Day for prospective DPhil applicants on Monday 4 December 2023.

4 December 2023
Seminars and colloquia

Biophysics Seminar: Mechanical Critical Phenomena in Biopolymer Networks

Prof. Fred MacKintosh

Alumnus reading a physics newsletter at an event
Credit: Copyright V.Crowder/Physics

Every two months, we send out an alumni e-newsletter to keep you up-to-date with what is happening in the department today; update your records so you don't miss out

A group of current and past members of the Department of Physics in Edinburgh

Collaborate and connect

From the day you start studying physics to graduation day and long after, connect and collaborate with our fantastic community through social media, clubs and events.

There are many ways in which alumni can contribute to life in the department today: share your story, mentor students, volunteer and support our work. Equally, you might be looking to use our specialist facilities or to engage one of our academics on a consultancy basis – simply get in touch with the alumni office.

Working in the Common Room (Clarendon Lab)

Keep learning beyond graduation day

Lifelong learning

As a learning institution, we are committed to supporting our students, old and new.

Alumni can also join a variety of Oxford-based societies and groups: