Talks and workshops

Our department offers a range of engaging interactive talks for school students of all ages, free of charge.


Talks can be delivered online or in-person, depending on your school’s location and government advice on COVID-19.

Talks for schools

Our academics can deliver interactive talks in your school. We cover many fascinating topics including:

  • Exploring the Universe (KS2, KS4 and KS5)
  • Particle physics and CERN (KS4 and 5)
  • Stars (KS4 and 5)
  • Lasers (KS4 and 5)
  • Nanotechnology (KS4 and 5)
  • Dark Matter (KS4 and 5)
  • Light (KS2, 3, 4 and 5)
  • Quantum Computers (KS5)
  • Sound (KS2)
  • Biological Physics (KS5)

Please note we can only travel to local schools in South Yorkshire, and during periods of high demand, we will give priority to schools in areas of low progression to university.

If you are interested in arranging a talk, please complete the booking enquiry form below and we will be in touch.

Request a booking

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