Oxford Training Camp & Team selection

Selection for the UK Team for the IPhO (and also in some years the EuPhO) takes place at a five-day Easter residential at the University of Oxford. The dates are Saturday 1st to Wednesday 5th April 2023.
Students are sent study material prior to the Oxford Training Camp and during their visit they receive lectures, problem classes, undertake several practicals and sit a further theoretical paper.

Qualification for the British Physics Olympiad Team

At the end of the camp five students (and a reserve) are chosen to represent the UK at the International Physics Olympiad, and in some years another five students for the European Physics Olympiad.

International Physics Olympiad

The five students and accompanying adults attend the exciting International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). This takes place in July in one of the 85 competing countries. The competition consists of two challenging papers; a theoretical paper and an experimental paper. Visits, social events and entertainment are also arranged. The Olympiad funds all the costs. Prior to the IPhO there is further training by correspondence and a final, five-day training camp at Trinity College, Cambridge.