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Manchester and District Branch

Covering Greater Manchester, the Manchester and District Branch is one of 11 regional branches in England, and part of a wider network of IOP activity across our Nations including Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Our activities

We organise talks, visits and engagement opportunities for members in and around the Manchester area, and work locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.

Branch committee

Chair Mr Pierre Grace MInstP, Manchester Metropolitan University
Secretary Mr Phillip Latchem CPhys MInstP, Derbyshire County Council
Treasurer Mr Phillip Latchem CPhys MInstP, Dr Ian Udall MInstP

Branch events

View Manchester and District Branch events on our events site.

Contact details


Keep up to date with our branch news, activities and events via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Regional manager

Katherine Platt is the full-time Regional Manager for the North West region, including Manchester and District, Merseyside and Lancashire and Cumbria branches.

The IOP’s North West region covers the area of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.