St John's College Oxford

St John’s hosts the two-day British Physics Olympiad Masterclass for Year 12 students

Date 10 July 2018

St John’s was pleased to collaborate recently with the University's Department of Physics to host a two-day British Physics Olympiad Masterclass for Year 12 students.

This event for more than 30 pupils from around the country who scored highly in the British Physics Olympiad offered an exciting opportunity for them to meet like-minded people and to:

  • develop their problem solving skills in physics
  • undertake interesting physics practicals
  • learn more about studying physics at University
  • explore possible career options in physics
  • discover more about cutting edge research in physics.

Physics Masterclass July 18

On arrival on 6 July, the pupils enjoyed a tour of the College followed by a problem-solving session, before dinner in Hall. After dinner was a talk on 'Thinking like an engineer'. 

The students stayed overnight in College, and the following day attended lectures, practicals and information sessions in the Physics Department, rounded off with a session on admissions and a mock interview, with Professor Tony Weidberg of St John's.  

British Physics Olympiad 
Department of Physics

British Physics Olympiad Masterclass