East Midlands Branch

The East Midlands Branch covers Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Northampton and Nottingham, with centres based in Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham. We organise a full programme of lectures, meetings and conferences in the East Midlands and work locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.

To see our upcoming events, please go to our events site and search for your area of interest.

Girlguiding ‘I am a physicist badge’ launch

The IOP East Midlands branch are really excited to announce the launch of the ‘I am a physicist’ Girlguiding badge and resource designed to introduce girls to the fascinating world of physics in a way that is accessible, fun and educational.

Currently being piloted in Nottinghamshire, the badge is open to all Girlguiding sections with age appropriate activities from the youngest Rainbow at 5 to the oldest Ranger at 18. We hope leaders will enjoy the activities too.

The challenge is in four sections:

  • Section 1: Experience
  • Section 2: Create
  • Section 3: Investigate
  • Section 4: Meet, visit, community

The pilot will run until the end of the year during which time workshops will be run to support leaders, the first of which will be at County Day on 23 March. Look out in the Girlguiding Nottinghamshire diary for further dates.

Further information is available in our syllabus and on the Girlguiding Nottinghamshire website and we've made some short videos showing the experiments.



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