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IOP responds to Queen’s Speech

10 May 2022

Deputy chief executive stresses need for investment in physics to help power economic growth and tackle cost of living crisis.

Commenting following today’s Queen’s Speech, delivered by the Prince of Wales in Parliament this morning, the deputy chief executive of the Institute of Physics, Rachel Youngman, said: “The ambition of this Queen’s Speech to level up and rebuild the UK as a science superpower will only be met with the right vision for physics education, research and development.

“There is no levelling up without physics – it supports 10% of UK jobs and it needs the right mix of funding and support to overcome the skills shortages we know we will face in key industries in the years to come.”