Ann Marks memorial lecture and prize

30 March 2017

On 6th March 2017 the IOP Merseyside branch celebrated the contribution to physics of Ann Marks MBE FInstP, who sadly passed away end of last year.

The event commemorated her work in support of women physicists, and encouragement of a wider appreciation of physics through outreach and public engagement.


The first Ann Marks Memorial Lecture was given by Prof Athene Donald DBE FRS and Master of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge about the ‘Science of Goo’ as part of this evening.


Abbie Chadwick, currently a second year student in physics at the University of Liverpool, received the first Ann Marks award for her communication of physics through outreach activities. The prize was handed over by Professor Neil Marks, Ann’s husband.


The Ann Marks memorial lecture will be given annually by a prominent female physicist and a prize will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student to recognize their contribution to the promotion of physics through public engagement in schools.