The Department of Physics at Oxford tackles some of the most urgent and fascinating challenges we face today: our physicists are probing new ways to harness solar energy, modelling the earth’s atmosphere to predict future climate, exploring the potential of quantum physics to revolutionise information technologies and executing calculations that reveal the fundamental structure of space and time. We participate in many large-scale, international physics projects that challenge our understanding and the way we think, including the Large Hadron Collider and Square Kilometre Array.

We welcome donations from those who wish to support the Department of Physics to enhance our world-class scientific research and teaching.

Supporting the brightest and best postgraduates

A gift in support of the Oxford Physics Endowment for Graduates (OXPEG) will help provide scholarships and flexible financial support to graduate students, enabling the department to attract the best possible candidates from around the world, regardless of their financial circumstances or backgrounds. Graduate students contribute enormously to the work of our department, formulating new ideas and finding novel answers to pressing technical challenges.

Physics for all

A gift in support of our outreach programmes will help inspire the next generation of young scientists particularly those who would not usually consider physics as a pathway. Our outreach programmes improve access to Oxford's Department of Physics for secondary school children; widen young people’s participation in STEM, and engage the public with our research.

Supporting larger projects

The Department of Physics also welcomes support for academic programmes, projects and posts. In funding these, donors have an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the department and further scientific understanding.

If you would like to discuss giving or to visit and see the impact of philanthropy, please contact Lisa Willmot on +44 (0)1865 611706.