Opportunity Physics Campaign events

In 2013 we had the pleasure of welcoming the public into our IOP home through a series of lectures. A further series of public lectures is now underway, with subjects and expert speakers that meet the boundaries between the world of physics and other interesting areas such as volcanology, meteorology and biological physics. Full details will be added as they are confirmed.

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Forthcoming events

Public lectures 2014

Wednesday 12 November 2014
Professor Pratibha Gai
Catch me if you can: Atoms in Action

Tuesday 2 September 2014 - Lecture full
Professor Dame Julia Slingo
Taking the planet into uncharted territory: What climate models can tell us about the future

Wednesday 12 November 2014
Professor Pratibha Gai
Catch me if you can: Atoms in Action

Legacy dinners

For IOP members interested in finding out about the free plain will writing service at a convivial legacy dinner.


2014 date and venue to be confirmed

Northern Ireland

Thursday 23 October 2014

Titanic, Belfast with Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell astrophysicist and past President of the IOP.


2014 date and venue to be confirmed.

The Legacy dinners are invitation events, if you wish to express an interest do contact Angela Townsend opportunityphysics@iop.org or telephone 020 7470 4971

Monday 24th November at The Royal Opera House
An anniversary celebration of the Opportunity Physics Campaign launch.

What makes a perfect song?

An evening of conversation between physics and music which will include a panel discussion with experts in both disciplines chaired by Professor Brian Cox.

Tickets are strictly limited; if you are an IOP member and interested in attending, please email angela.townsend@iop.org for further information.


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Previous events

Previous lectures included Professor Michael Berry speaking about physics and music, Professor Emanuel Derman visiting from the USA to speak about "Models Behaving Badly" and the Nobel prizewinning physicist Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov speaking about Graphene. 2014 was launched with The Physics of Volcanic Eruptions lecture by Professor Heidy Mader, followed by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock daring to Boldly Go and describing the three eras of Space and Dame Athene Donald explaining how Being different can be good.

Our first legacy dinner took place in April 2013 and others have taken place during 2014 in Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland and in Ireland at RDS in Dublin. Others are planned in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.