For those of you who didn’t have enough of extracurricular classes last year, here’s some good news: They’re coming back! Classes are currently planned to be held in both Michaelmas 2016 and Hilary 2017. Each class will last for 1-2 hours and will be conducted by a current undergraduate, postgraduate or academic in Oxford. The classes are mainly aimed at current undergraduates, although all members are welcome.
There are a lot of interesting ideas that didn’t manage to find their way into the Oxford undergraduate course, and the extracurricular classes are set up exactly to remedy this in a light-hearted fashion. The classes aim to highlight the “fun” in their respective topics, and filter out the “rigour” of lectures. They will be made as accessible and self-contained as possible – pre-requisites will be kept at a minimum.
If you are interested in these classes, do keep an eye on this page – details will be posted when available.
If you are interested in teaching a class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch. Here are some sample topics:
- Group theory
- Quantum information and computing
- Markov chains
- Probability and generating functions
- Green’s functions
- Philosophy of physics
- How to use Latex
..and many more. Of course, you’re more than welcome to come up with your own cool ideas! However, do try to keep the sophistication at a level suitable for the uninitiated undergraduate, ideally around that of the first or the second year of the course.
I look forward to seeing you at the classes.
Ching Lok Chong, PhysSoc Extracurricular Classes Rep