On this page, you will find some recommendations on what to watch, read, listen and do to engage with your subject. As well as feeding your intellectual curiosity, these links may provide useful material for your UCAS statement. Once you have engaged with the links, make sure that you practise putting your thoughts into words with the writing activity at the end.
Lisa Randall explains dark matter
Brian Cox discusses his work on the Large Hadron Collider
‘Physics is fun to imagine’ with Richard Feynman
Four revolutionary riddles presented by Veritasium’s Derek Muller
What gravitational waves mean for the future of science
Relativity – a popular exposition by Albert Einstein
Kilogram gets a new definition
Stay up to date with the Physics World blog
Brian Cox and Robin Ince in The Infinite Monkey Cage
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show StarTalk
Jim Al-Khalili’s podcast Life Scientific
Podcasts from the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford
The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast
- Visit Michael Faraday’s magnetic laboratory at The Royal Institution’s Faraday Museum to learn more about the history of physics.
- Learn about particle physics and space science in the UK on a trip to the Rutherford AppletonLaboratory.
- Take in a physics lecture at the Cavendish Laboratory during the annual Cambridge Science Festival, the UK’s largest free science festival.
- To apply to university, you need to demonstrate that you are well informed about the subject and have a strong interest in studying it at greater depth. To get started, practice writing about your subject interests by composing short responses to the following questions:
- What have you watched, read or listened to that has inspired you?
- Why was it interesting?
- What new issues did you learn about?
- What do you want to find out next?
- What excites you about the subject?
- Why do you think studying the subject is important?