Founder's Day

Founders' Day is an annual celebration honouring Sir Mark Oliphant and his vision for the physical sciences.

Sir Mark was an eminent Australian physicist and the founding Director of the School. In 1981, Professor John Carver (then Director RSPE) introduced Founders' Day as an initiative to unite the School in celebration of the years achievements.

This year Founders' Day will involve research and education highlight presentations, informative talks on the School's achievements during the year, presentation of the RSPE Endowment and School awards, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Technical and Art Displays - Cockcroft and Oliphant buildings
Presentations - Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
Founder's Day Luncheon - RSPE tea room and gardens

Visit the School's history page for more on the history of the School and Founders Day.

2017 Program

Date & time

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 8.30am–4pm



Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre


Members of RSPE welcome