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Rugby meeting

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

Thursday 8 June 2017 
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Each year the organising committee, working in cooperation with the IOP’s education department, 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 29th Annual Meeting for Teachers of Physics in Schools and Colleges will be held on 8 June 2017 at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire.

This year will feature keynote lectures from Debbie Holmes, principal clinical scientist at Northampton General Hospital and the IOP’s Dr Jessica Hamer 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;

  • Assessment of the New A level Physics Practical Work, Catherine Witter, AQA and Joanne Avison
  • Teaching the New GCSE Physics Content, Dr Andy Davies, Rugby School and Helen Pollard
  • The Amazing World of Spinning Tops, David Featonby
  • Using to Support GCSE and A-level Learning, Ally Davies, University of Cambridge
  • Using Video from Space in Physics Teaching, Robin Mobbs ,National Space Academy
  • Mars: Atmosphere and Planetary Exploration in the Classroom, Andy McMurray ,National Space Academy and John Holt, Leicester University

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Booking details

Places are limited so please reserve your space as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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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

Book by Friday 27 May 2017 to avoid a late-booking fee of an extra £5.

Past meetings

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

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