Outreach: International Year of Light 2015

A warm welcome from our Outreach team.

Making 2015 a special year for outreach and education

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton has strong links to industry and a culture of entrepreneurialism, personal and professional development. 

Over the years, this has resulted in a stream of successful spin out companies and cohort after cohort of young scientists who have a desire to turn their research into real-life problem-solving technology for the future.

The International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015) is the perfect opportunity to showcase to the world, the work we do here at the ORC, and its benefits to all. We are proud to support the year long celebration of light and its technologies and beauty: without it we would not have the amazing world we live in today.

The lead up to the year has already begun with the switching on of the Downing Street Christmas lights, which marked the occasion with trio of lights placed on the tree, read more.

We have a feast of events lined up and look forward to meeting with those of you interested in exploring the study of light and the technological and educational opportunities it provides.





28th Jan 2015

UK Official Opening of the International Year of Light

Hosted bythe Duke of York

St. James' Palace

9th Mar 2015

International Women's Day: Communicating with Light

Event providing students with an opportunity to see how light technology is used in communications and to encourage female students into science.

University of Southampton, Science and Learning Lab, Building 29, Highfield Campus, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

14 Mar 2015

Science and Engineering Day

Open day celebrating science and engineering with a special light theme this year at the University of Southampton.

University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, Hampshire UK

27 May 2015

Late night at the Science Museum

Special evening of education and entertainment at theScience Museumin London

Science Museum, London, UK

19 Jun 2015

Science on Stage

Residential teacher's event hosted byQueen Mary University, London

Queen Mary University, London, UK

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