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Department of Physics

Educational Outreach

Please note, this year's lectures will be taking place online from 5pm to 6pm, with an Isaac Physics session from 4pm.

Cambridge Physics Centre: Online Lecture Programme 2021/22

Supported by the Cavendish Laboratory, the Institute of Physics and the Department of Engineering.


This lecture series is aimed at those in years 12 and 13, and exists to enthuse, stimulate and challenge students and their teachers across the whole broad spectrum of physics-related topics.  Previously a live event at the Cavendish Laboratory, we will be streaming the lectures via the Isaac Physics website until social distancing measures are relaxed.

An interactive Isaac Physics problem solving session starts at 4pm, lectures start at 5pm and finish by 6pm. There is no need to book these lectures, you can just log in on the day. 

If you wish to be informed of future talks, please sign up to the mailing list.

Feedback can be given here.




Thursday October 14th

Physical Constants

Prof Malcolm Longair, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Thursday November 11th

The impact of technology on sporting performance: Advantage Play

Dr Steve Haake, Sheffield Hallam University

Thursday December 9th

Radiotherapy Dr Liam Stubbington, Clinical Scientist, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 




Thursday January  20th

High Power Laser Photonics

Prof Bill O’Neill, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Tuesday February 22nd

Why infrastructure matters and how data helps us to deliver better services from infrastructure Dr Jennifer Schooling, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Tuesday March 22nd 

To follow

Dr Nikkhu Madhusudhan, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Recordings of past lectures can be viewed here.