Postal Address: c/o Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT
Tel: 07795 831524
Miranda Addey is the Regional Officer in the South West
Miranda' s remit is to promote the Institute and its activities in the South West region and work in partnership with schools, universities, businesses and other science and technology-related bodies. The Institute of Physics employs her part time (2.5 days/week), and she is based in Bristol.
About the South West
The Institute of Physics’ South West region corresponds to the region covered by the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA). The South West includes the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall; the unitary authorities of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, Bournemouth, Poole, Torbay and Plymouth; plus the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. It is geographically the largest region in England, with the biggest rural population.
The South West is home to 5 million people, (equivalent to 8.6% of Britain's population) and 240,000 companies (many of them small enterprises). The South West economy was estimated to be worth around £90 billion in 2006. This is around 9% of English GDP, ranking the South West as the fifth largest economy of the nine English regions (Source: SWRDA).
The Institute’s South West region covers Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Gloucestershire, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.
The South West region is home to one branch: