Open days give prospective students the opportunity to find out more about studying physics at Oxford. Selecting a university and a course is about finding a fit that is right for you and attending an open day will help you to make an informed decision. The main open days are normally scheduled for end of June. In addition, there is an information day in September, offering a slightly compressed range of activities compared to the main open days.

Open days: Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June 2022

We endeavour to offer admissions talks, tours of the teaching laboratories and the chance to speak to current tutors and students.

We are open from 10:00 - 16:00 (tours of teaching laboratories will be suspended between 13:00 and 14:00). College tutors will be available to answer questions all day and a Physics and Philosophy tutor will be available between 11:00 and 13:00 on Wednesday only.

The talks we will be offering are:

10:30: Admissions for Physics (repeated at 15:00)

11:30: Preparing for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

14:00: Wednesday only: Physics and the future of biology and computing, Prof Sonia Contera

14:00: Thursday only: Sample 1st year Classical Mechanics lecture, Prof Moritz Riede

15:00: Admissions for Physics

You do not need to book to attend.

Due to essential maintenance, the lift in the Denys Wilkinson building is out of action completely during the open days. Tours of the teaching labs will not be accessible to potential students with mobility issues. Please go to the Martin Wood complex where you will be able to speak to someone about the teaching labs. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Many other Departments and Colleges will also be open on these days, some of which you do need to book to attend. For more details please see the University's Open Day information.

Information day: Friday 16 September 2022

A condensed version of the summer open days, offering admissions talks and the chance to speak with college tutors.

For any questions about admissions, the course or anything else which hasn’t been answered already, please email For those who are unable to attend the open days, all the information you need to know can be found on this website and you can email us with any additional questions.

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