We run events throughout the year for students who are interested in pursuing physics at University and would like to explore studying a physics-related course at Oxford.
We typically run these 2-3 hour long online sessions twice a year, in November and in February. These sessions are aimed at year 12 students and are intended as a chance to get to know the outreach team and our program for prospective applicants and to try out some physics activities in a specific area of physics.
In 2023/2024 the provisional dates for these events are Saturday the 25th November 2023 and Saturday the 24th February 2024. These are subject to chance with confirmation, more details and booking opening in due course.
This year we are also trialling a taster morning for year 10 students focussing on astrophysics as our physics area. The provisional date for this event is Saturday the 2nd December. This is subject to change, with confirmation, more details and booking opening in due course.
These day-long online events are typically ran twice a year, in March and June and are aimed at year 12 students. The events provide advice on applying to study physics at the University of Oxford, a lecture in a cutting-edge topic in physics and interactive problem-solving workshops. Students are guided through the problem-solving process, and solve a range of unusual problems with help and guidance. Students who attend the live event have the chance to ask questions and interact with the speakers through the online webinar platform. However, we will record many of the sessions, and these will be available on-demand for two weeks after the event for students who are unable to attend live.
In 2023/2024 the provisional dates for these events are Saturday the 16th March 2024 and Saturday the 15th June 2024. These are subject to change, with confirmation, more details and booking opening in due course.
Particle physics masterclasses
Every March we provide the opportunity for students to take part in an International Masterclass in Particle Physics. Students learn more about Particle Physics with Oxford researchers and gain insight into topics and methods of research relating to matter and forces. They will perform measurements on real data from the ATLAS experiment and participate in a video conference to discuss the results.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how we use particle detectors at the Large Hadron Collider to explore the Universe.
- Study the Z particle and identify its signature in data from the ATLAS experiment.
- Work with Oxford particle physicists and join other students in a video conference with CERN to present the results.
Q&A with our undergraduates
We run online Q&A sessions with our undergraduates throughout the year to give prospective students the opportunity to find out about study and life at Oxford.
This taster event provides an opportunity to find out more about how science and philosophy intertwine. More specifically, how Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics all have one thing in common: Philosophy. This event is an opportunity for students who are considering applying for a joint degree in these subjects, and want to find out more. This event is open to high-achieving students from the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands and typically runs in January for students in Years 11 and 12.