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Higgs@10: Ten years of the Higgs Boson

General public Physics Research

Monday, 04 July 2022, 6.30pm to 9pm @ Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PU

A series of short talks on the Higgs Boson by Oxford particle physicists, followed by a general discussion and Q&A, to mark the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012.

Can superconductors help us save the planet? With Professor Susie Speller

General public Lecture Materials science

Tuesday, 05 July 2022, 7pm to 8pm

In person at Wolfson College and live streamed. In this public lecture, Professor Susie Speller (Materials) will introduce the extraordinary properties of superconductors, and will explore the practical challenges of deploying these very complex materials in revolutionary technologies. Followed by a drinks reception where Susie will launch her new book, a primer that introduces superconducting materials to non-expert readers: A Materials Science Guide to Superconductors: and how to make them super (OUP).

In the Flame of a Proper Lamp: Glass and Glassblowing in Making Modern Chemistry

Dr Catherine Jackson and Terri Adams

Chemistry Materials science

Thursday, 07 July 2022, 2.40pm to 3.45pm @ Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St. Anne’s College Oxford OX2 6HS

A live-streamed, public lecture-demonstration hosted by the Department of Chemistry, to mark the UN International Year of Glass

The Woods Come to Town

General public Lecture Plant sciences Research Zoology

Saturday, 09 July 2022, 2pm to 4pm @ Lecture Theatre, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

An afternoon of mini-lectures to celebrate the publication of a new visitor guide to our research field station at Wytham Woods, featuring an overview of the woods (past, present and future), updates on the renowned Wytham Tit study (now in its 75th anniversary year), and insights into how the woods bridge the gap between Arts and Science.