Undergraduate Open Days

Mathematical Institute Open Days 2018

  • The Mathematical Institute open days in 2018 will be on Saturday 21st April, Saturday 28th April, Wednesday 27th June, Thursday 28th June and Friday 14th September.
  • Each of the above Open Days includes the chance to hear talks on the Mathematics, Mathematics and PhilosophyMathematics and Computer Science (not 21st April) and Mathematics and Statistics degrees, and to meet current tutors and students from each.

      Departmental Open Days - Fully Booked

      These open days will take place in the Mathematical Institute on Saturday 21st April and Saturday 28th April 2018.  Both of these open days are now fully booked. There will be talks on Mathematics, the joint school courses, and the application process. Please see the programmes below for details. 

      To maximise capacity, two mostly identical schedules of talks will 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. The Mathemagicians will also be on hand showcasing mathematical marvels. 

      There will be a talk on the Maths & Computer Science degree on the 28th April open day.  However, if you are primarily interested in Computer Science, then we would recommend attending the Department of Computer Science's Open Day.  

      On Saturday 21st April the Department of Statistics will hold additional talks in the afternoon which can also be booked on our registration form. Those interested in applying for a Maths & Statistics degree are advised to attend on this day and book on to stream 1 where you will be escorted to the Dept. of Statistics for alternative talks in the afternoon.  The talks in the Department of Statistics are now fully booked.

      Programmes of talks are available below:

      Saturday April 21st: 

      PDF icon Programme stream 1

      PDF icon Programme stream 2

      Saturday April 28th:

      PDF icon Programme stream 1

      PDF icon Programme stream 2

      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 27th June, Thursday 28th June and Friday 14th September 2018

      The June 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 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. In addition, the Department of Statistics will be open from 14.45-16.30 for a short talk and drop-in tours. Those interested in the joint degree with Computer Science should also attend the talks in the Department of Computer Science. 

      Also at the June 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.

      Programmes of talks in the Mathematical Institute for the 2018 open days are available below:

      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.