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

21 June - 27 September 2022
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Secondary school events
Events for prospective students

'Preparing for the PAT' online course

For anyone interested in applying to study Physics at Oxford - a free online course designed to ​​develop the problem solving skills necessary for the...

25 June 2022
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Secondary school events
Events for prospective students

Y12 Online Masterclass

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

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.

Dates: Sat 27th November, Sat 26th 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.

Dates: Sat 19th March, Sat 25th 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: Mon 4th July, Mon 12th 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.