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Cavendish Open Afternoons - Prospective Undergraduates

Please note that the Cavendish opens its doors at 13:30 and there is no parking available on the West Cambridge site.  The nearest parking is at the Madingley Road Park and Ride and a regular bus service is available from the centre of town.

Studying Physics in Cambridge

The Cavendish Laboratory will be opening on the 4th and 5th July 2019 to coincide with the Cambridge University Open Days organised by the Admissions Office. The programme for the days is below. If you have any questions after reading this page please contact us.




13:45 - 14:15 NST Admissions Talk and Q&A  (Dr Jardine-Wright & Dr Riley) Pippard Lecture Theatre
14:20 - 14:50 Introduction to Materials Science (Dr Jessica Gwynne) Pippard Lecture Theatre
15:00 - 15:30 Sample Physics Lecture - Special Relativity (Dr Julia Riley) Pippard Lecture Theatre
15:30 - 16:00 Astrophysics Presentation Pippard Lecture Theatre

Undergraduate Laboratories:

14:30 - 16:30 (doors close)  First and second year undergraduate laboratories will be open with experiments to try and students and demonstrators on hand to talk to.


A brochure giving information on the Physics path through the Natural Sciences Tripos is available here.



There are a number of individual options scheduled as part of the Cambridge University Open Days and booking can appear confusing. You will be asked to book for many of the events on offer, for example: the central Cambridge University admissions events, College Open Days and other department open days.

It is perfectly okay to just turn up to our open afternoons!

Even if you are unsuccessful in booking for other University run events you are still welcome at the Cavendish Open Afternoons