Rugby meeting

The annual meeting for teachers of physics in schools and colleges.

Thursday 7th of June 2018

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Each year the organising committee, working in cooperation with the education department of the Institute, organises a one-day meeting at Rugby School for teachers of physics in schools and colleges, and teachers in training.

Chair of the organising committee: Dr Andy Davies 

Secretary: Andy Clark 

The 30th Annual Meeting for Teachers of Physics in Schools and Colleges will be held on the 7th of June 2018 at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire.

This year will feature keynote lectures from Emma Bunce, Professor of Planetary Plasma Physics at Leicester University and Marcin Poblocki. The afternoon session will consist of hands-on workshops, which provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers not only to pick up new ideas and resources but also offer a platform for discussion and idea sharing. Teachers will have the choice of two workshops from those listed below;

  • Assessment of the new A level Physics Practical Work, Catherine Witter, AQA and Joanne Avison
  • Phantoms or Physics, David Featonby and Nuria Munoz Molina
  • Gravitational Waves in the Classroom, Chris North and Brychan Govier
  • Embedding formative assessment in 11-14 physics teaching, Mary Whitehouse
  • Using smartphones and tablets in the physics classroom, Alessio Bernardelli
  • Context-led Physics: RAF100, Helen Pollard and Richard Bonella, Institute of Physics
  • The use and value of telescopes in schools, Dr David Boyce, Leicester Grammar School
  • Cosmic rays in the classroom, Dr Paul Roche

Full programme

Costs and bookings

Full conference fee: £35 (to cover lunch, refreshments and speakers’ expenses)
Discounted conference fee : £30 for IOP members/ affiliated schools or colleges
Concession: £15 for NQTs/trainee teachers

This year Rugby School is unable to provide free onsite parking, due to space constraints. Alternative parking has been secured at a local car park for a cost of £10 per car. If you would like to book a parking space you can do so whilst booking your ticket.

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Past meetings

Here are the presentations and workshop notes from the 2017 meeting:

Here are the presentations and workshop notes from the 2016 meeting: