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Education forums: email discussion lists

Find education platforms to share your ideas and views. 


Discussion lists

Our education department supports a number of email discussion lists to provide you with forums to:

  • share ideas
  • ask questions
  • exchange views

Terms and conditions

By subscribing to our lists you agree to the Institute's terms and conditions. 

Read the terms and conditions for our email lists.

Read the IOP's terms and conditions

Physics Teaching News and Comment discussion

The Physics Teaching News and Comment (PTNC) discussion list is open to all with a professional interest in the teaching and learning of physics. The list has over 480 subscribers and is a:

  • pool of wisdom to tap into
  • forum for your tips and tricks
  • virtual soapbox for your opinions
  • source of data collection for benchmarking

Visit the PTNC web interface to subscribe and browse the archive of previous messages.

Scottish Physics Teaching News and Comment forum

The Scottish Physics Teaching News and Comment forum, also known as SPUTNIK is a platform for Scottish physics teachers. SPUTNIK has proved to be a lively, provocative and stimulating arena. It is a medium for debating the big issues in physics teaching nationally. It is also a contact point for exchanging ideas and solving everyday problems in the classroom.

Email education@iop.org with the subject line ‘Subscribe to SPUTNIK’. Include in the body of the email:

  • your name
  • email address
  • your school 

Northern Ireland Physics Teachers Group 

This list will interest people teaching physics in Northern Ireland. Visit the Northern Ireland Physics Teachers Group (NIPTG) web interface to subscribe and browse the archive of previous messages.

More information

Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4965
Email: education@iop.org