UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy


Outreach and Public Engagement

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL offers primary and secondary school outreach and public engagement with the wider community. Offering teacher CPD, school visits to the London campus and Mill Hill Observatory for regular tours and special events such as 'Dark Matter Day' and 'Your Universe'


We are committed to engaging and inspiring the young physicists of the future and offer a number of activities to schools.

Science Centre Lectures

Science Centre Lectures

We hold science lectures for 6th formers and teachers.

Online Content

Virtual Outreach

Our Online Oureach Program

Links and Resources

Links and Resources

Further information about our public events and outreach projects

Your Universe

Your Universe

Find out about Your Universe Festival of Astronomy and Particle Physics.


UCLO (Observatory classes)

The University of London Observatory in Mill Hill holds open evenings and school visits by arrangement.

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Introduction to Computational Physics

Following success in 2018, 2019 & 2020, undergraduate students, Danny Gold and Fern Pannell, are running a virtually adapted fourth iteration of their course this summer.