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The University, and MPLS and its departments, run a number of multi-subject events including a science roadshow and primary school science day.

Multi subject events
  • University-wide open days allow prospective applicants to visit colleges and departments.

  • The UNIQ Summer School Programme is a programme of free residentials in July and August for Year 12 students studying at UK state schools. There are tailored programmes for students interested in each of the undergraduate programmes offered by MPLS departments. Preference is given to applicants who come from schools and areas with little or no history of successful application to Oxford.

  • Oxford Christmas Science lectures are a week of lectures for year 9 students mainly from schools in Oxfordshire and nearby. The lectures take place each year in early December in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

  • Lesser-Spotted Science Day: Love science but not sure what you want to do at Uni? Talented at Maths, but want something less abstract? Thinking about or already doing Maths & sciences at A Level, but not sure where it could take you? Want to know a bit more about science degree subjects that don't often appear on the school curriculum? Heard of Earth Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science or Materials, but not really sure what they are?  The Lesser Spotted Science Day, normally annual event, is open to year 11 & 12 students. The day draws together science subjects from Oxford's Maths Physical and Life Sciences Division, and beyond, that aren't commonly taught in schools.

  • Philosophy Plus Science Taster Day: What is chaos? What is infinity? Can machines think? The links between Science and Philosophy are broad and deep, extending well beyond the obvious overlaps in logic, artificial intelligence, and ethics. Some of the greatest philosophers of the past - from Aristotle to Newton - are now known as scientists. Sir Isaac Newton's first book, Mathematical principles of Natural Philosophy, outlines this everlasting relationship between science and philosophy which can still be seen today. This taster day provides an opportunity to find out more about how science and philosophy intertwine. More specifically, how Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics all have one thing in common, Philosophy.   This normally annual event, is open to high-performing students in years 11-12 at UK schools.

  • Further Maths – What Next? : Doing Further Maths A-level, but not sure what you want to do at University? Talented at Maths, but not sure you want to do something that abstract at Uni? Want to know a bit more about Maths–related degree subjects that don't appear on the school curriculum? The day draws together subject areas from across the University who are looking for prospective students with a real aptitude for Maths. Attendees will attend short talks on a wide range subjects. This annual, sometimes biannual, event is open to very high-achieving Year 12 students who are taking Further Maths A-level. Students also taking Physics or Chemistry will particularly benefit from this event. If a student already knows which subject they wish to apply for at university this is not the event for them.