Welcome to the Oxford Materials Outreach (Schools Liaison) website. Our three main aims are:
A new undergraduate recruitment pamphlet which summarises the information in the course brochure is available here.
Students applying for Materials Science courses at Oxford are required to take the Physics Aptitude Test.
Y12 Materials and Physics Masterclass
This Masterclass for Y12 students will be hosted jointly by the Materials and Physics departments on Wednesday 4th December 2013.
Y10 Materials and Physics Workshop
This Workshop for Y10 students will be hosted jointly by the Materials and Physics departments on Wednesday 22nd January 2014.
Department of Materials Open Days - March 2014
The next Department of Materials Open Days will be held on 18th, 25th and 26th March 2014. These events are aimed at prospective students in Year 11 and Year 12. Booking is essential.
Y12 Materials and Chemistry Masterclasses
These Masterclasses for Y12 students will be hosted jointly by the Materials and Chemistry departments on Wednesday 2nd April and Thursday 3rd April 2014.
Y9 Materials and Chemistry Day
This activity day for Y9 students will be hosted jointly by the Materials and Chemistry departments on Wednesday 18th June 2014.
Headstart Residential Courses
Headstart "Focus on Materials" Course (23rd - 27th June 2014). Applications open September 2013 with a deadline of mid February 2014. Successful applicants will be notified directly by Headstart in March 2014.
University Open Days
The next University Open Days will be held on 2nd and 3rd July 2014, followed by a third on 19th September 2014. They are aimed at prospective students, but teachers and parents are very welcome to attend.
UNIQ Residential Courses
UNIQ "Materials Science" Course (provisional dates 06-11 July 2014).
UNIQ "Physical Sciences" Course (provisional dates 20-25 July 2014).
Dates to be confirmed December 2013 and Applications open in January 2014 with a deadline of mid February 2014. Successful applicants should hear from UNIQ by mid April 2014.
Hirsch Lecture 2013
A recording of the Hirsch lecture, given by Professor Mark Miodownik on Friday 18th January 2013, can be seen at 2013 Hirsch Lecture.
Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences
Over 1500 sixth form students attended the joint Physics and Materials Science presentations at the Student Conferences held in March 2013. We had a fantastic response and we look forward to seeing even more in March 2014 at Newcastle, Haydock Park (North-West), Epsom Downs (Greater London), Swansea and the NEC Birmingham.
Undergraduate Admissions Interviews
81 applicants were interviewed in December 2012 for entry to the undergraduate course in 2013. We were exceptionally pleased again by the high standard of the young people and we made 36 offers of places in the 7 Materials Colleges. Interviews for entry in 2014 will take place on 16, 17 and 18 December 2013.
Museum of the History of Science
Based in the original buildings of the Ashmolean museum, the Museum of the History of Science offers a range of activities and workshops suitable for all Key Stages in both science and History. For more information:- Museum of the History of Science