Undergraduate Open Days

Mathematical Institute Open Days 2019

Departmental Open Days - Saturday 27th April and Saturday 4th May 2019

These open days take place in the Mathematical Institute each April/May.  There are talks on Mathematics, the joint school courses, and the application process. Please see the programmes from 2018 below for an idea of previous talks. Registration for 2019 will open in the new year. 

To maximise capacity, two mostly identical schedules of talks run during each day separated by 45 minutes. The first talk on schedule 1 begins at 10.30, and at 11.15 for schedule 2. There are 550 places available on each day. The talks are somewhat academic in flavour, and aimed  at students. Teachers and parents are also welcome, but we limit numbers to one non-student per student.  A buffet lunch will be provided with opportunities to talk to current students and tutors.

There will be a talk on the Maths & Computer Science degree. However, if you are primarily interested in Computer Science, then we would recommend attending the Department of Computer Science's Open Day.  

The Department of Statistics will hold additional talks which can also be booked on our registration form. Those interested in applying for a Maths & Statistics degree are advised to attend on stream 1 where you will be escorted to the Dept. of Statistics for alternative talks in the afternoon. 

Programmes of talks for 2018 are available below:

Saturday April 21st 2018: 

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Saturday April 28th 2018:

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What previous attendees have said...

“We thought the lecturers were very enthusiastic, approachable and keen to encourage potential students, very impressed”

“The opportunity to talk to current Maths students and tutors was very helpful and informative.”

“The obvious enthusiasm of the mathematics staff and the clear message: "It's all about the maths".”

“It was a pleasure to see experts doing their 'stuff'”

“All of the talks that I have attended were so interesting and informative.”

If you have any enquiries please email opendays@maths.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 615205.

University Open Days - Wednesday 3rd July, Thursday 4th July and Friday 20th September 2019

The July and September open days are University wide and will take place in both colleges and departments. The Mathematical Institute does not require registration but please check directly with Colleges/other departments whether their open day events require pre-booking. More information can be found on the University Admission open days webpages.

There is usually a short series of drop-in talks in the department in the morning from 10.00-12.00 which is repeated in the afternoon 14.00-16.00, so that visitors can spend half the day at one of the many college open days. As part of this there are talks for those interested in the joint degrees with Philosophy or Statistics. Those interested in the joint degree with Computer Science should also attend the talks in the Department of Computer Science. 

Also at the July and September open days you will find the Open Day Information Centre at the Examination Schools, which may be of particular interest to international students, students with disabilities, or those with questions about careers and/or finance. Full details will be given in the Open Day Guide, available on the University Admissions open days webpages.

For information, programmes of talks in the Mathematical Institute for the 2018 open days are available below. Details for 2019 will be updated nearer the time:

The talks in the department are written with students in mind, but are also suitable for parents and teachers. In the event, though, of the lecture rooms becoming over full priority will be given to prospective students.

If you have any enquiries please email opendays@maths.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 615205.

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Travel Information 

Oxford is within easy reach via road and rail from a number of places. See guidance on travel to the department for a location map. 

We strongly recommended that you use public transport, if at all possible. If you do travel by car, please note that there is no parking available at the Mathematical Institute and parking in the city centre is very limited.  There are several Park & Ride bus services which run from car parks on the outskirts of Oxford.

Please see the travel advice for those coming to the University Open Days.