Public engagement

Physics is part of our culture. Our public engagement activities share the joy of contemporary physics, highlighting its impact on society and the opportunities it provides for all.

Whether you are a physicist looking to develop your public engagement skills by taking part in one of our activities or a public engagement practitioner looking to run an event, use the resources below to help share your passion for physics with public audiences.

For more information, email us at engagement@iop.org.

Take part

We run public engagement activities throughout the year and are looking for physicists to take part

Take part 

How to run an event

A Guide to Good Practice in Public Engagement with Physics

How to run an event 

Evaluation

Evaluation is an essential part of any public engagement activity - it allows you to see what has been successful and what can be improved on next time

Evaluation 

Activity ideas

Below are some ideas and resources to get you started when planning your own outreach activities

Activity ideas 

Funding

Several organisations including the IOP have grant schemes that could help to finance your activities

Funding 

Outreach and Public Engagement Network (OPEN)

OPEN is a community of outreach and schools liaison officers who want to build effective and sustainable links with their local schools and colleges. The Institute supports OPEN by administering an online forum and organising twice-yearly meetings

Outreach and Public Engagement Network (OPEN) 



Related information

Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS)

Resources for physicists who want to interest young children in physics

Other IOP websites


Your guide to physics on the web