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Welcome from the President!

President Fran
Hello and welcome to the Oxford University Physics Society (or Physsoc for short)! This year, we have plenty of events on, including talks, socials and much more. This isn’t a society just for physicists; this is a society for anyone who is interested in physics, its applications, and physics-related topics. To find out more, have a look at our Events or subscribe to our mailing list.

This term we are extremely lucky to have top speakers such as Stephen Blundell and Sir Michael Berry visiting the Society. We also have a range of social events planned: the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded physics enthusiasts, and to make friends for life.

Physsoc is a wonderful society − a place to gather to discuss and learn about the Universe. We wish you the best with your studies at Oxford and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Fran & the Committee


About the Society

The Oxford University Physics Society (Physsoc) is a student society that exists to promote and encourage an interest in Physics in and around Oxford University. We host talks most weeks during termtime in the Physics Department, often by leading experts and also hold social events which are a great opportunity to get to know others with an interest in all things Physics. Sign up to our mailing list by emailing physsoc@physics.ox.ac.uk to receive the latest news about our events

Life membership costs just £10 which gives free entry to all of our talks and social events.

What kind of talks do we host?

In recent memory, we’ve had talks by Sir Roger Penrose, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and John Polkinghorne KBE FRS to name but a few. Check out our termcard for the talks organised this term. If you have any suggestions for speakers, feel free to drop us an email. Just check out the Contact Us page and follow the instructions there.

This week’s talk: Quantum Measurement & Many Worlds

Physics socials? Isn’t that an Oxymoron?

No. We may be nerdy, but we know how to have a good time. If a room full of Physicists sounds like your idea of hell, you’ve either never met our social secretary or you’ve met our president… Whichever it may be, come along and find out what really happens when you combine a load of nerds, unlimited drinks and enough nibbles to feed a small army. One of our socials last year even involved liquid nitrogen ice cream! So check out the termcard or sign up to our Facebook page for details of upcoming socials. Prepare for some epic Physics banter and a night to remember.

How do I get involved?

Simple. Head over to the How to Join page and follow the instructions there.


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