15th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

3 - 15 September 2017

St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

An ideal introduction to the theory, techniques and
applications of neutron scattering

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3rd September 2017

Welcome to the school. We hope you had a safe journey. If you are keen to get started our lecturers' slides are available.

24th July 2017

An updated reading list for the 2017 school is now available.

9th June 2017
The payment website for the school is now open to take payment. Remember that if you require accommodation during the school you should select, and pay, the £550 Residential fee. To pay you will have to use a credit card and enter your details in the following website: https://epayments.bucks.net/stfc/14/ You should receive a confirmation email. If not, or if you have any problems, please email us on osns@stfc.ac.uk

22nd May 2017
The application process is now closed. All successful candidates have been notified by email. Please reply to confirm acceptance. The payment site will be open in a few weeks- you will receive a notification request. Thanks for your patience and see you in September.

19th May 2017
Updated school timetable published.

1st February 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the school! Please apply here. Applications to the school will close on the 1st May 2017.

18th January 2017
1st Announcement for the 2017 school expected on the 1st February.

18th September 2015
Thanks to all for a great school.  The answer book for the tutorials has just been posted, and missing lectures will also be posted here over the next few days.

See you around!
Vicky, Ross, Andrew, Luke and Sean

ISIS visit 2015

About the School

The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended for scientists and engineers who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy are given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.


The 2017 school programme consists of lectures, tutorials and problem classes taking place each weekday with occasional evening lectures. In addition, students make short presentations to their tutorial groups about their current research projects, and go through a neutron beam-time proposal writing exercise.

There will also be a visit to the nearby ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.

Topics covered during the school include:


Accommodation will be provided in single rooms in St Anne's College, University of Oxford from Sunday 3rd September 2017 to Friday 15th September 2017. Breakfast will be provided for each day of the school, and evening meals will be provided during the weekdays.

Students will be expected to arrive in the afternoon on Sunday 3rd September and depart in the morning on Friday 15th September after breakfast.

There are also places available on the course for non-residential students, who don't need accommodation, at a reduced fee.

Lectures and tutorials take place at the Denys Wilkinson Building, University of Oxford.

Application and Fees

Places at the school are in high demand. To apply for a place you will need to submit a personal statement and a statement from your academic supervisor using our online application form. These will be used in the selection process.

Application for the 2017 Oxford Neutron School now OPEN.

School fees for 2017 are £550 (~ €630) per residential student which includes the cost of a bedroom during the school, breakfast and an evening meal, teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. There are 50 residential places available. 

For non-residential students, the school fees are £150 (~ €170) which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner.  There are 10 non-residential places available at the school.

The application deadline is 1st May 2017.

Social programme

A lively social programme is planned including a drinks reception and gala dinner and quiz evening. There will be opportunities for punting on the Oxford rivers, visiting historic places and exploring the city.

Further information

If you cannot find the information you need about the School on our website, please drop us an email at osns@stfc.ac.uk and we will try to answer your questions.


Head of School

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Last updated: Sunday, 03 September 2017 11:25

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