Rugby meeting

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

Thursday 9 June 2016 – book your place now

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 28th annual meeting for teachers of physics in schools and colleges will be held on 9 June 2016 at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire.

This year will feature keynote lectures by Dr Ceri Brenner of the Central Laser Facility, Science & Technology Facilities Council entitled “Lasers and Super Exciting Research: it’s all in the name! “ and David Featonby entitled “ What Happens Next?” in the morning session. 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:

  • Teaching Forces and Motion with Confidence, Dr Andy Davies, Rugby School
  • Marsquakes: Seismology on Another Planet, Paul Denton, British Geological Survey
  • Saturday Science for Every Day, Neil A. Downie, Air Products/University of Surrey
  • Using to Support A-Level Learning, Ally Davies, University of Cambridge
  • Embedding formative assessment in 11-14 physics teaching, Mary Whitehouse, University of York
  • Using Astronomy to Inspire Enquiring Minds, Dr Chris North, Cardiff University
  • Improving Gender Balance in the Physics Classroom, Dr Jessica Hamer, Institute of Physics

Download the full programme

Booking details

Places are limited so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reserve your place at the meeting today.


Full conference fee: £35 (to cover lunch, refreshments and speakers’ expenses)

Discounted conference fee : £30 for IOP members/affiliated schools or colleges

Concessions: £15 for NQTs/trainee teachers

Book by Friday 27 May 2016 to avoid a late booking fee of an extra £5.

Here are the presentations and workshop notes from the 2015 meeting:

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