Email discussion lists

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The Education Department supports a number of email discussion lists designed to provide you with a forum to share ideas, ask questions and exchange views.

Physics Teaching News and Comment (PTNC)
A discussion list open to all with a professional interest in the teaching and learning of physics. The list currently has over 480 subscribers, leading to a reasonable pool of wisdom for tapping into, a sensible receptacle for your tips and tricks, a source of data collection when faced with benchmarking and a useful virtual soapbox for your opinions.

To subscribe visit the PTNC web interface where you can also browse through the archive of past messages.

Scottish Physics Teaching News and Comment (SPUTNIK)
SPUTNIK is the recently launched forum for Scottish physics teachers. Although young, SPUTNIK has proved to be a lively, provocative and stimulating arena. It is the medium for debating the big issues facing physics teaching nationally as well as bing a contact point for exchanging ideas and solving everyday problems in the classroom.

To subscribe to this list please send an email to using the Subject Line SUBSCRIBE TO SPUTNIK. Include your name, email address and school in the body of the email.

Northern Ireland Physics Teachers Group (NIPTG)
This is a new list which will be of interest to those teaching physics in Northern Ireland.

To subscribe visit the NIPTG web interface where you can also browse through the archive of past messages.

Further information
Tel:+44 (0)20 7470 4965

Other IOP Websites

A digital forum for teachers, technicians and their supporters

CPD & support for teachers of physics in England and Wales

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