Opportunity Physics Campaign events

In 2013 we had the pleasure of welcoming the public into our IOP home through a series of lectures. A further series of public lectures are being planned for 2014 with subjects and expert speakers that meet the boundaries between the world of physics and other interesting areas such as volcanology, meteorology and biological physics. Full details will be added as they are confirmed.

Previous events

Previous lectures included Professor Michael Berry speaking about physics and music, Professor Emanuel Derman visiting from the USA to speak about "Models Behaving Badly" and the Nobel prizewinning physicist Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov speaking about Graphene.

Our first legacy dinner took place in April 2013 and others are planned for 2014 in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Forthcoming events

Public lectures 2014

Thursday 10 April 
Professor Heidy Mader
The Physics of Volcanic Eruptions Registration
About the lecture (PDF, 297 KB)

Tuesday 3 June 2014
Professor Maggie Aderin-Pocock
To Boldly Go: The 3 Eras of Space and When Will We All Get Out There?

Wednesday 4 June (9.00am to 5.00pm)
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE MInstP
Public Speaking and communicating your research: Masterclass for women in Physics and STEM with BBC Sky at Night’s Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE MInstP(PDF, 283KB)
This masterclass is supported and hosted by the Institute of Physics and there is a special earlybird rate for bookings made before April 30th. All booking details are included in the link.

Thursday July 24 2014
Professor Dame Athene Donald
Being Different can be Good: A Female Physicist looks at the Interface of Physics with the Life Sciences

Tuesday 2 September 2014
Professor Dame Julia Slingo
Title and details to be confirmed

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Professor Pratibha Gai
Title and details to be confirmed

Legacy dinners

For IOP members interested in finding out about the free plain will writing service at a convivial legacy dinner.


Wednesday 16 April 2014

National Museum of Scotland with Professor Julian Jones, the Institute’s Treasurer and Vice-Principal of Heriot-Watt University and Professor Stuart Palmer, IOP Honorary Secretary.


Thursday 22 May 2014

RDS Dublin with Dr Tony Scott and Professor Stuart Palmer, IOP Honorary Secretary.


2014 date and venue to be confirmed

Northern Ireland

Thursday 23 October 2014

Titanic, Belfast with Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell astrophysicist and past President of the IOP.


2014 date and venue to be confirmed.

The Legacy dinners are invitation events, if you wish to express an interest do contact Angela Townsend opportunityphysics@iop.org or telephone 020 7470 4971