Public engagement

The Institute’s public engagement activities aim to raise awareness of contemporary physics, its impact on society and the opportunities it provides for all.

We are committed to developing a community of physicists who are skilled at communicating with public audiences.

Whatever the activity – hands-on workshops, interactive talks, debates, discussions, articles, websites or performances – the physics in society team provides information, resources and advice to help physicists share their passion with public audiences.


Information on the public engagement and outreach projects IOP runs



Support for physicists running their own public engagement and outreach projects


Related information


Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS)

Resources for physicists who want to interest young children in physics

Physics in society

Institute of Physics – Public Engagement Grant Scheme

Our public engagement grant scheme provides up to £2000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland

IOP outreach workshops

Training workshops for physicists who are interested in getting involved with public engagement and outreach activities.

Engaging Physicists Each university and national laboratory on the database has nominated an outreach officer who has an understanding of the needs of both teachers and physicists.

Other IOP websites

Your guide to physics on the web