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2022 Mathematics Open Days

The Mathematics Departmental Open Days will take place in-person, in Oxford on 23 April and 30 April 2022.

The University Open Days will take place on 29 June, 30 June, and 16 September 2022. These are also planned to be in-person events in Oxford.

For those unable to attend the departmental open days in April, an archive of open day videos from 2021 is included below.

University Open Days - Wednesday 29 June, Thursday 30 June and Friday 16 September 2022

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 open days webpages.

There will be a short series of drop-in talks in the department in the morning from 10.00-12.00, repeated in the afternoon 14.30-16.30, 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.

Where: Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG
When: 09:00–16:30 on Wed 29 June 2022 and Thu 30 June 2022
09:30–10:00: Meet the tutors
10:00–10:30 and 15:00–15:30: Mathematics at Oxford talk
10:30–11:00 and 15:30–16:00: Pure Mathematics talk
11:00–11:30 and 16:00–16:30: Applied Mathematics talk
11:30–12:00: Probability and Statistics talk
11:30–12:00 and 14:30–15:00: Maths and Philosophy course talk

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 Open Day webpage.

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.

Departmental Open Days - Saturday 23 April, Saturday 30 April 2022

These open days took place in the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. Please see the travel advice below. There were talks on Mathematics, the joint school courses, and the application process. Registration was necessary.

To maximise capacity, two mostly identical schedules of talks run during each day separated by an hour. The first talk on schedule 1 begins at 10:30, and at 11:30 for schedule 2. 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 sandwich buffet lunch will be provided with opportunities to talk to current students and tutors.

Those interested in applying for the Mathematics and Computer Science degree (M&CS) are advised to book for Schedule 1 of the 23 April 2022 open day, which will include presentations with relevance to that joint honours course.

Booking is now closed. Please see below for information about more open days in June and September.

Date Time Schedule Includes M&CS sessions?
23 April 10:00-15:15 23 April Schedule 1.pdf Yes
23 April 11:00-15:45 23 April Schedule 2.pdf No
30 April 10:00-14:45 30 April Schedule 1.pdf No
30 April 11:00-15:45 30 April Schedule 2.pdf No


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. Where possible, we advise parking at Pear Tree and taking the number 300 bus which stops opposite the entrance to the Mathematical Institute on Woodstock Road.


Please be aware…

During your visit to Oxford you may see third-party organisations handing out leaflets in the street, claiming to offer advice on the application process. Please be warned that these businesses are not affiliated with the University of Oxford, and they may charge for their services. We encourage you to take advantage of the many free opportunities and resources provided by the University and the departments (such as those on our MAT page).


Archive of 2021 Open Day videos

The 2021 Departmental Open Days were online-only, with live broadcasts and pre-recorded content. The live sessions were recorded, and the links below will take you to the recording.

The virtual open days also included a variety of pre-recorded videos; some made specially for the open days, and some made ahead of the open days. A partial list follows.


Other links

For more information, please see

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