We deliver a lively and varied programme of activity for secondary school students and teachers to support our dual aims of increasing access to Oxford and increasing diversity in STEM. Activities are delivered by staff and students across the Department of Physics and include engaging research talks, interactive workshops, dynamic shows, hands-on festival stalls, behind-the-scenes tours and competitions.

The undergraduates who help to run many of our programmes are part of our Physics Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme.

Upcoming events

6 March 2024
An image of a modern physics building with a tree and an older building  in the background.
Secondary school events
Events for prospective students

Adult Supporter Event

This 1.5 hour, online session is for the adult supporters of prospective applicants to physics at Oxford; whether they are parents, guardians, grandparents, youth group...

15 - 18 March 2024
CERN detector
Secondary school events

International Masterclasses in Particle Physics 2024

The International Masterclass in Particle Physics is back!

16 March 2024
An image of a nebula taken by the Hubble space telescope, with a dark background, some bright stars, and a structure of orange and blue clouds.
Secondary school events
Events for prospective students

Year 12 Online Masterclass (March 2024)

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

19 March 2024
The Accelerate! show
Secondary school events

Marie Curious, Oxford 2024

Fun-filled day of physics for girls in Year 8 and Year 9

Enriching physics 

We run a selection of exciting events for school children to help build a passion for physics.