Lectures and Seminars

Degree-course lecture lists are published termly under Teaching section of this website.

Materials Colloquia

Research seminar series organised by the Department of Materials
Thursdays 4pm Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre 

During the pandemic, these will all be delivered online using MS Teams.  The details for each seminar will be advertised in the internal Newsletter.

The dates of the colloquia for 2020/2021 are:

Michaelmas Term 2020:

Week 0 (8 October 2020)  Professor Cathy Foley

Week 1 (15 October 2020) Professor Dr Marcel Swart

Week 4 (5 November 2020) Dr Daniel Iglesias

Week 8 (3 December 2020)  Assoc Professor Gaurav Mohanty


Hilary Term 2021

Week 1 (21 January 2021)  Dr Dominique Piche

Week 3 (4 February 2021)  Dr Jazmin Duarte

Week 5 (18 February 2021) Professor Edward Dreyzin

Week 8 (11 March 2021) Dr Baran Eren


Trinity Term 2021

Week 1 (29 April 2021)  Professor Andrea Hodge

Week 2 (6 May 2021)  Dr John Durrell

Week 3 (13 May 2021)  ** Cancelled **

Week 4 (20 May 2021)  Professor Grace WanTing Chen

In addition there are numerous seminars by visiting researchers advertised via email.


Biennial Hume-Rothery Lecture 2021

'Microscopy and Magnetic Materials: Exploring Energy Landscapes at the Nanoscale' by Professor Amanda Petford-Long FREng

[Please note, this event took place on 15 January 2021, and details are provided here for information only].

Professor Amanda Petford-Long FREng is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, full professor at Northwestern University, Division Director at Argonne's Materials Science Division, and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, leading her own research programme.  Amanda has previously headed the strategic initiative on Integrated Imaging at Argonne and was director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials for the USA's Department of Energy National User Facility based at Argonne.


It is particularly exciting for the department to welcome Amanda as the 2021 Hume-Rothery speaker, as she holds a DPhil from this department, having joined us from University Collge, London.  During Amanda's time with us she rose to full Professor, and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College.

This event will take place via MS Teams Live.  To receive the MS Teams Live link to the event, please email communications@materials.ox.ac.uk.



Archive of the most recent public lectures hosted by the department

Biennial Hirsch Lecture 2019

Triboreacted materials as functional interfaces in internal combustion engines and medical implants
Professor Anne Neville OBE, FREng, FRS, FRSE
RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies, and Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering, University of Leeds

Friday 8 February 2019 at 4:30pm
Lecture Room 1, Thom Building
Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road, Oxford

All are welcome.  

Biennial Hume-Rothery Lecture 2018

Damage-tolerance in engineering and biological materials
Professor Robert O. Richie FREng, ForMemRS
Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6pm
Lecture Room 1, Thom Building
Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road, Oxford

All are welcome.



Other Seminar Series in Oxford

Additional seminar series of interest organised elsewhere in the university include: