Physics Lives films win prestigious award

19 April 2013

A video resource produced by the Institute has won a British Universities Film and Video Council Learning on Screen Award.

Phil Diamond with Kevin Hull

The Physics Lives series of films, which aims to give students a glimpse into the real lives of physics researchers, was named as the winner of the General Education Non-Broadcast/Multimedia Category in a ceremony at the BFI Southbank on 18 April.

The Learning on Screen Awards are aimed at rewarding excellence in the use of moving image in learning, teaching and research.

IOP’s films focused on four university research physicists – David Tong from Cambridge University, Jim Wild from Lancaster University, Melanie Bailey from the University of Surrey and Mark Richards from Imperial College London. They were directed by Kevin Hull and funded via a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

This is the second consecutive year that IOP has won this award.

The Institute’s associate director, policy and performance Phil Diamond said: “This is a very prestigious award, so we are absolutely delighted that IOP has been acknowledged in this way.”

The award winning videos can be viewed as a playlist here.