British Physics Olympiad 

The BPhO (British Physics Olympiad) is an educational charity and national physics project aimed at 14-19 year olds. The BPhO is hosted at the Department of Physics, where the administrative office is based, and the competitions and events form part of our outreach programme.

There are ten annual BPhO physics competitions that encourage the study of physics and recognise excellence in young physicists. Over 25,000 students, aged 14 - 18 years, participate in the competition papers each year. The competition papers are designed to challenge students (age 14-18 years) and develop their problem solving skills. All past papers are available for free and can be a useful resource for teachers wishing to extend their most able physics students.

To find out more about the competition, access the free papers or register to take part visit the British Physics Olympiad webpage:


The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research and it is jointly hosted at Oxford. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications. Zooniverse is a excellent resource for the classroom as students can play their part in today’s scientific discoveries and help to change the world they live in. You can explore current research projects on the Zooniverse website here