Retired Members Network

In view of the success of the retired members’ section of the London & South East Region (REMS-LSE), IOP has decided to extend the organisation of activities aimed at retired members. There will be a new national organisation called the Retired Members’ Network (REMN) which will supplement existing local organisations (REMS) currently operating in isolation within the regional branch structure.

REMS LSE Visits 10 Downing Street
REMS-LSE visits 10 Downing Street

The purpose of the new Retired Members’ Network is to provide a forum for representation of retired members across the IOP community. Each national or regional branch will have the option to elect a retired member representative at the forum who will be responsible for promoting and overseeing the organisation of events and ensuring branch events are accessible for retired members in their region. They will also be the branches’ point of contact for the local retired members. REMN will have a forum composed of the region representatives, and three centrally elected committee positions, who will meet twice a year to discuss the activities across the regions.

REMN will be the ‘umbrella’ organisation for existing or (potentially) new local REMS sections around the IOP regions including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is free to join and open to all members of the Institute of Physics. Initially, REMN will be formed of representatives from the London and South East Branch but it is intended that it will eventually consist of elected representatives from all IOP Branches that are interested in setting up their own Retired Members Sections.

The plan is for the REMN committee to coordinate and disseminate good practice around the Institute of Physics for the benefit of all retired members. It will also act as the main conduit of news specific to retired members.

REMS-LSE was originally set up in 1993 for retired members of the London and South East Branch. The programme for upcoming REMS-LSE events can be found on the IOP Events site using ‘REMS’ as the search criterion, and on the REMS-LSE web page.

Further details of REMN will appear as the organisation gets going and new REMS sections are set up across the branches, so watch this space and check with your branch if you’d like to help set up a REMS section within your own branch.

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