Welcome to the Oxford Materials Outreach (Schools Liaison) website. Our three main aims are:
(a) To raise public awareness of Materials Science as a scientific discipline by providing information about academic and industrial applications of the subject and the many career opportunities it presents.
(b) To make available all of the information students may require when contemplating applying to study Materials Science at Oxford.
(c) To develop and make available teaching and learning resources that can be used by schools and colleges in the 14-19 education sector to increase the appreciation and enjoyment of the fascinating developments in Materials Science today, and tomorrow!

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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.
For further details on this, please see the Admissions website
Sample papers can be seen at: PAT TEST

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Upcoming Events

  • Lesser Spotted Sciences Day
    The Lesser Spotted Sciences Day will be held on 8th October 2015.
    This full day event is open to high-achieving year 11 and 12 students interested in science and aims to showcase the lesser-known sciences offered at Oxford, including Earth Sciences, Materials Science, Biomedical Sciences and more. Teachers can submit the names of up to five students per school to attend. Priority will be given to state school students in the first instance, but independent schools are welcome to request places, and will be placed on a waiting list. All bookings should be made by 25th September 2015

Recent Events:

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 2014. We had a fantastic response and we look forward to seeing even more in March 2015 at Newcastle, Haydock Park (North-West), Epsom Downs (Greater London), Swansea and Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham. More details are available at the Oxbridge conference website.

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

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