Particle Physics Summer School

The Particle Physics Summer School is a FREE three day residential course introducing pupils aged 14-15 to Particle Physics, Science and Engineering. It will be held at St Paul’s School, London from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July 2020.

The course is organised and run in partnership between St Paul’s School, the Institute of Physics and Queen Mary University of London. It brings to life the complex subject of particle physics through a series of workshops and lectures led by teachers and academic researchers. The course will demonstrate the importance of the field across the sciences, engineering and computer science.

This unique course is open to 24 non-fee paying school pupils from across the UK and is entirely free to attend. A maximum of three pupils from any one school will be selected and places will be allocated on the basis of a simple application form requiring a short statement from both pupils and teachers. As this course takes place during term time approval must be given by the pupil’s school, otherwise they cannot attend. We particularly encourage pupils with a keen interest in STEM and particle physics to apply.

Key Information

Dates and times: 2pm on Wednesday 8 July to 4pm on Friday 10 July

Deadline for application: Thursday 30 April

Both student and teacher must complete all relevant sections of the application form.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must attend a UK non-fee paying school
  • Must be completing year 10 or equivalent
  • Must receive permission from school to attend
  • Pupils may apply for both the Magic of Materials and Particle Physics Summer Schools but will only be accepted on one


Header image (c) Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), The University of Tokyo