Posts Tagged ‘Outreach’

Creating a climate where it’s okay to ask questions

By Chris Worsfold | 26 Aug, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of public interest in the issue of climate change and how to meet the UKs energy requirements. But with so much of the public discussion dominated by conflicting opinion, it’s understandable that many people are left not knowing what to believe. In recent years the public has been told fracking in […]

Physics gets creative at Bath Taps

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 25 Mar, 2011 | 0 Comments

With National Science & Engineering Week in full swing, the annual Bath Taps Into Science Fair once again attracted crowds of children and adults keen to have some science fun!  This year the Institute of Physics stand was a little different, with some new ‘Creative Physics’ activities making their debut.  Aided by some very enthusiastic […]

Share your passion for physics with an IOP grant

By Lena | 7 Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments

For all those with an idea which aims to make physics more accessible to the public, the first round of the Institute of Physics (IOP) 2011 Public Engagement Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The grants are worth up to £1000 and aim to support physics-based outreach activities in the UK and Ireland throughout […]

All the fun of the Astro Fair

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 11 Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

There was much science to see and do at the Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth on Saturday, 7 August  where the IOP-SW was once again invited to run a hands-on physics stand at their annual Astronomy Fair. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the South Coast, this event attracts several hundred visitors each year.  […]

Another great Bath Taps Into Science Fair

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 25 Mar, 2010 | 1 Comment

For the 4th year running the Physics stand at Bath Taps Into Science made its presence felt, despite the biggest ever number of contributors at this year’s Hands-on Science Fair.  Helped by an enthusiastic bunch of students from the Physics Department at Bath University, visitors produced plenty of noise from cups, coat-hangers, lolly-sticks and even a bin! The 2 […]