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

Upcoming events

26 November 2022
a photo by nasa of a bubble-shaped nebula
Secondary school events
Events for prospective students

Oxford Physics Online Taster - Y12

An online taster event for people considering studying physics at Oxford

6 December 2022
a photo of a satellite above the surface of earth seen from space
Secondary school events

Year 12 Materials & Physics Day

A fun-filled activity day hosted by the Oxford Physics & Materials Departments, for Year 12 students interested in Materials Science or Physics

10 January 2023
a photo of a space X rocket launch with big clouds of steam and a fiery rocket
Secondary school events

Year 10 Materials & Physics Day

A fun-filled activity day hosted by the Physics & Materials departments for Year 10 students interested in Materials Science or Physics

25 February 2023
a photo by nasa of a bubble-shaped nebula
Secondary school events
Events for prospective students

Oxford Physics Online Taster - Y12

An online taster event for people considering studying physics at Oxford

Access Oxford for all

We are committed to attracting applications from all students with the potential to benefit from study in the Department of Physics and we have a programme of activities and events designed to support and encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Our masterclasses, taster days and Q&A panels are aimed at students in Years 10-13 and aim to increase interest in pursuing physics at university and raise awareness of what to expect when applying to Oxford.

Access events

Taster mornings

Online events for Y12 students who are wondering about studying physics at Oxford. Please note the event will be the same on both dates, so please plan to attend just one.

Dates: Sat 26th November, Sat 25th February

Oxford Physics Y12 Masterclass

Online day-long event to dig into the details of studying Physics at Oxford, and how to prepare yourself to make a strong application. Please note the event will be the same on both dates, so please plan to attend just one.

Dates: Sat 18th March, Sat 17th June

'Preparing for the PAT' online course

Online course to build problem-solving skills in physics and maths. Runs June - October, but can join any time. More information: www.physics.ox.ac.uk/patprep

Student Q&As

Q&As are your chance to ask our panel of Oxford Physics students all your questions about studying, applying and more.

Dates: Tues 4th July, Mon 18th Sept

All dates are provisional and may be subject to change.

Access resources

Enriching physics 

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