Community and Outreach

With a vibrant and friendly research community of over 200 staff and students the ORC is one of the largest of its kind. The strength of our community is reflected by the long history of discovery and innovation we have as a result of the collaborative work of our research groups. We are proud of our family atmosphere and ensure that we find time to celebrate each others achievements and get to know one another.

Find out more about the people who make up our community and news of their success, along with information about forthcoming events and seminars.

ORC Alumni

We'd like to stay in touch and keep up-to-date with all our alumni so please sign up to our mailing list to receive details of reunion events and the ORC magazine, Light Times. ...more

OSA Student Chapter

The Optical Society of America is the leading professional body for optics professionals, and has close links with the ORC. This includes the OSA Student Chapter in Southampton, the largest in the world. They have their own website at

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