Fri 1 May, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
Prof. Paris Sphicas on CERN’s LHC, matter and the vacuum
What are we, and everything around us, made of? How are we held together without breaking apart? Science has made tremendous progress in the last one hundred years or so in establishing a convincing picture of nature, its most basic elements and how they interact with each other. The understanding we have developed is very effective and can describe essentially all man-made experiments and studies, including those that probe the deepest questions such as "what gives mass to everything". The answer is inextricably connected to what the vacuum really is. The latter question is now being addressed by the gigantic experiments of particle physics at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. In this talk I will describe how these experiments study matter and the forces that act on matter, and then turn to the question of whether space in the absence of matter is empty -- or not.
Duration: 1 hour with no interval
To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305
No Dress Code - please note no babies are admitted for this event.