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King's Maths Open Day 2018

Saturday 28 April 2018 - Mathematics Open Day


We still have places available for our Mathematics Open Day! Prospective mathematics students arrive for a talk and Q&A with a King's academic in Mathematics starting at 12:00 noon. Afterwards there will be a chance to meet a current King's undergraduate studying Maths, who will give you a tour of King's College then take you from King's to the relevant lecture theatre (not far, but outside King's) for the Mathematics Faculty Open Afternoon (a series of taster lectures and information about STEP). Please see the Mathematics Faculty website, which will be updated with further information. Please note that the talk and tour of King's will be for prospective students only. The event ends at 16.40.

Booking for the King's Mathematics talk and tour is now open here.

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Thursday 19 April 2018

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Oxford Physics events: April - July 2018

Interested in space and physics? Have a look at the Oxford Physics events!

THE 16TH HINZE LECTURE: THE QUEST FOR NEARBY HABITABLE WORLDS
When: Wednesday 25th April 2018 (5.00pm-6.00pm, to be seated by 4:50pm)
Where: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics
What: Public lecture organised by the Department of Physics


This lecture will highlight recent exoplanet discoveries and present an overview of on-going and future projects aiming for the detection and characterization of nearby habitable worlds.
Booking: Free, booking not required
More information: Please see our events page (https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/about-us/outreach/public/public-lectures/t...) or the attached poster.

Quantum Materials Public Lecture 2018
When: Thursday 26th April 2018, 18:00
Where: Oxford Physics Department, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
What: The inaugural Quantum Materials Public Lecture, given by Professor Andrew Boothroyd. Suitable for 16+. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.


Solid matter contains unimaginably large numbers of electrons which determine many of the material’s properties. Although lots of materials can be described by treating these electrons as independent, research has uncovered an increasing number of ‘quantum materials’ that display non-trivial and often spectacular phenomena, resulting from many electrons acting in unison. In this lecture, Professor Andrew Boothroyd will introduce the field of quantum materials and discuss two themes which are becoming increasingly important: ‘emergence’ and ‘topology’. He will draw upon recent work in Oxford, and describe how modern experimental techniques are making it possible to unpick complex ordered phases and identify exotic emergent particles.
Booking: Free, booking required
More information: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events/2018/04/26/quantum-materials-public.... A poster is also attached.

IOP OXFORD CENTRE LECTURES
•         Nature’s Engines: Powering Life (Thu 17 May 2018)
•         Advanced Ultrasound Analysis Made Simple? (Thu 19 Jul 2018)
When: Dates listed above (7pm with refreshments served from 6:45pm)
Where: Oxford Physics Department
What: Series of talks with refreshments
The Institute of Physics and Oxford Physics invite a series of speakers from the Department and beyond to talk about cutting edge Physics.
Booking: Free, booking recommended
More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/institute-of-physics-oxford-centre-127838...

HAPP ONE DAY CONFERENCE: FROM SPACE TO SPACETIME
When: Saturday 9th June 2018 (10.30am -5.00pm)
Where: Oxford Physics Department
What: One-day conference organised by The St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics (HAPP)


This conference will trace our understanding of space and time across the ages up to the latest knowledge of spacetime and the expanding Universe.
Booking: Free, booking required
More information: https://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events

Date posted: 

Saturday 14 April 2018

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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Bodley's Court lawn

Applications have opened for this year’s Sutton Trust Summer Schools. These enable Year 12 academically gifted, state school students the opportunity to spend six days in Cambridge exploring what it’s like to study a particular subject at university. We have 26 different subjects available so why not encourage your pupils to explore a subject that that may not have encountered before, such as Anglo Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, or Education, English, Drama and the Arts. Applications close on 8 March. Click to find out more about course options, eligibility and how to apply.
 

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Tuesday 9 January 2018

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Oxford Physics events in October 2017

CASSINI-HUYGENS: SPACE ODYSSEY TO SATURN AND TITAN
When: Wednesday 11th October 2017, 17:30-19:00pm
Where: Oxford Physics Department
What: Talk and Q&A

Credit: The University of Oxford Department of Physics

Come and hear the incredible story of Cassini-Huygens as presented by Professor David Southwood (former head of the European Space Agency). During its time in space it has revolutionised our understanding of Saturn and made astonishing discoveries. More information and booking can be found on our events page. The event is organised by the Oxford University Aeronautical Society (AerOx).

 

AN EVENING OF QUANTUM DISCOVERY
When: Tuesday 17th Oct 2017 (5pm - 6.30pm: Family friendly and 6.30pm – 8.30pm: General Public (Age 12+))
Where: Oxford Physics Department
What: A showcase of quantum research at Oxford with talks, hands-on stalls and lab tours

Credit: The University of Oxford Department of Physics

Hear about the exciting new research and innovative technology development being done at Oxford University. Discover how Quantum Physics impacts on your everyday life, now and in the near future. More information and booking can be found on our events page.

 

AN EVENING OF QUANTUM DISCOVERY
When: Tuesday 17th Oct 2017 (5pm - 6.30pm: Family friendly and 6.30pm – 8.30pm: General Public (Age 12+))
Where: Oxford Physics Department
What: A showcase of quantum research at Oxford with talks, hands-on stalls and lab tours

Credit: The University of Oxford Department of Physics

Hear about the exciting new research and innovative technology development being done at Oxford University. Discover how Quantum Physics impacts on your everyday life, now and in the near future. More information and booking can be found on our events page.

Date posted: 

Thursday 5 October 2017

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Specimen papers for pre-interview admissions assessments

Note saying 'Register before you apply'

Your school will normally register you.

If you're applying to Cambridge this year then you may have a pre-interview admissions assessment at your school or test centre on 2 November - it depends what course you are applying for.

Information is available on the admissions assessment page, and specimen papers are available if you would like to practice.

Important: Don't forget to make sure that you're registered in time! The registration deadline was 1 October (at 17:00 UK time) if you're applying for Medicine or 15 October (at 18:00 UK time) if you're applying for another subject that requires a pre-interview assessment.

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Wednesday 4 October 2017

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Word of the Day

dictionary word of the day

Credit: Alan Myers

 

There are a few online dictionaries that post a 'word of the day' to help broaden your vocabulary with less common words as well as suggesting some more familiar words whose meanings you might not be so sure on. You can even sign-up to have these emailed to you daily. Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster are just two of the websites that offer these free subscriptions.

And if you're studying a modern language you might want to sign-up for the French, Spanish, Italian or German word of the day. You can find even more languages here.

 

Date posted: 

Monday 18 September 2017

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Teaching at Cambridge

Students discuss their work with their supervisior in a King's supervision.A King's supervision in progress

A series of films is being released over the next few weeks to celebrate teaching at Cambridge University.

Here are the first films:

Future films will feature Physics Lecturer Lisa Jardine-Wright;  Zoologist Andrew Balmford; and Design Engineer James Moultrie.

Find out more about the teaching on our how you are taught page and see what students say about it in the student perspectives.

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Friday 23 June 2017

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Cambridge Open days: places still available

Tour of King's with a current student

Places are still available for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017. If you are are thinking of applying for undergraduate study at Cambridge in the coming admissions round (either for entry in October 2018 or deferred entry in October 2019) you and up to two supporters are invited to visit the University of Cambridge and its colleges.

King's will be open for all Cambridge Open Day visitors from 9am to 6pm each day. Please do call in at your convenience to meet and chat to the admissions team and our current students and take a tour of the college. We will also be offering subject meetings (the timetable is here). We look forward to seeing you!

Date posted: 

Wednesday 21 June 2017

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