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Department of Physics

Educational Outreach

Please note, this year's lectures will be in-person at the Cavendish Laboratory from 6pm to 7pm, with an Isaac Physics session from 5pm.

Cambridge Physics Centre: Online Lecture Programme 2022/23

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


This lecture series is open to all, but aimed at those in years 12 and 13.  It exists to enthuse, stimulate and challenge students and their teachers across the whole broad spectrum of physics-related topics.  It is a live event at the Cavendish Laboratory, directions to the lectures and parking for the evening can be found here.

An interactive Isaac Physics problem solving session starts at 5pm, lectures start at 6pm and finish by 7pm. There is no need to book these lectures, you can just turn up on the day. 

If you wish to be informed of future lectures, please use our CPC Mailing List Sign-up form.

Feedback can be given here.


Lecture Title



Thursday October 13th

James Webb Space Telescope: A New Eye on the Distant Universe

Dr Emma Curtis-Lake, Centre for Astrophysics Research,
University of Hertfordshire

Tuesday November 15th

Superconductors and their Applications

Prof John Durrell,  Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
December TBC TBC  





Tuesday January  24th

Dark Matter Dr Matt Bothwell, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Tuesday February 21st

How Wings Work Prof Holger Babinsky, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Thursday March 23rd  Fusion: solution to the energy crisis?

Prof Roddy Vann, Department of Physics, University of York


Recordings of past lectures can be viewed here.