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Senior Physics Challenge

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The Senior Physics Challenge (SPC) is a university access initiative directed at AS physics (or equivalent) in schools across the UK. With this summer school we aim to demystify, and make more accessible to a wider range of students, the transition to university physics in the UK.

This year the SPC will be held between 28/06/15 - 02/07/15. Applications are currently closed. Applications will open late Feb/early March. Either check back here closer to the time, or sign up to our mailing list here to be informed when applications open.

Answers to several frequently asked questions about the SPC can be found here.

SPC Activities

Among many activities during the 5 day summer school students participate in:

  • General physics/research lectures
  • Practical lab classes
  • Evening entertainment (physics estimation)
  • Admissions talks
  • The contents of our Quantum Mechanics course and Chapter 1 are available here

Students will be accommodated as the guests of a small number of Colleges. Intensive tuition will emphasise developing problem-solving and experimental skills. The group will eat together in various Colleges each evening.

Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright and Prof. Mark Warner FRS (Course Directors)


Generously supported by participating Colleges and the Ogden Trust.

Christ's Churchill Corpus Christi Downing Fitzwilliam St John's Newnham Pembroke Peterhouse Queens' Robinson St Catharine's Trinity The Ogden Trust
Other colleges who have supported the SPC and with whom we continue to work include:
Emmanuel, Sidney Sussex and Trinity Hall.
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