Oxford Virtual Open Days
We were part of the Oxford Virtual Open Days on 01 July and 02 July. Click or tap on the button below for information and videos from the colleges and the departments at Oxford.
The next Virtual Open Day is on 18 September. We'll be running a Q&A with our Admissions Coordinator 09:00-18:00, with a livestream of the Q&A between 14:00 and 16:00, and current students answering your questions between 11:00 and 13:00. Join us by following the link below.
For the July open days, we made two new videos on personal statements and interviews.
Departmental Online Open Days
We were live on this page for the departmental open days on Saturday 25 April and Saturday 02 May. You can watch a replay of the live admissions session below, as well as all of the pre-recorded maths talks.
Online Open Day Replay
The online open day started with a virtual tour of Oxford and an admissions talk by the Admissions Coordianator, Dr James Munro, covering the timeline of how to apply, and some tips for preparing a competitive application.
During the admissions talk, James showed part of an interview question from last year, and several people got in touch asking for the full question and solution, so here it is; Interview Question. At the 02 May Open Day, we talked about MAT 2018 Q1B as an example of a MAT question- the worked solution is on the MAT page here.
We took over 500 questions from the audience over three hours of Q&A on 25 April and 02 May. With the help of our student ambassadors, we've made a video summarising some of the most popular topics.
Mathematics at Oxford - Dr Richard Earl
A talk by Dr Richard Earl on how the Oxford experience of university maths is different, and an overview of the different courses we offer.
Pure Mathematics - Dr Vicky Neale
Dr Vicky Neale takes us on a journey through pure mathematics from primes to complex numbers to elliptic curves. This talk was recorded at an open day in 2019, but the maths in the talk is still true (that's one of the nice things about maths!)
Further reading for this talk:
Applied Mathematics - Prof Dominic Vella
This talk by Prof Dominic Vella covers topics in applied maths including the wave equation, brownie recipes, partial differentiation, crispy potato wedges, and a demonstration of eigenmodes that you can try at home.
Further reading for this talk:
Maths and Philosophy - Dr James Studd
Dr James Studd explains the overlap between Mathematics and Philosophy, gives some examples of questions that mathematical philosophers might be interested in, and gives information on the joint honours course at Oxford. This video is in three parts;
Part 1 - Zeno's Paradox (video below)
For more information about Mathematics and Philosophy, see www.maths.ox.ac.uk/r/math-phil
- Mathematical Institute Information for Prospective Undergraduates
- University Prospectus entry for Mathematics
- University Prospectus entry for Mathematics & Statistics
- University Prospectus entry for Mathematics & Philosophy
- University Prospectus entry for Mathematics & Computer Science
- University Open Day information
- Colleges offering Mathematics