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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
Secretary Mr Phillip Latchem, CPhys MInstP
Treasurer Dr Ian Udall, MInstP
Inclusion and Diversity Advocate Miss Rebecca Walker, MInstP 
Ordinary Member Mr Geoffrey Anderson, CEng CPhys FInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Sunita Bremner, MInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Sam Curley, MInstP
Ordinary Member Ms Melissa Lord, MInstP
Ordinary Member Professor Ian Morrison, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Emma Nichols
Ordinary Member Dr Tiehan Shen, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Wayne Tabernor, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Maria Wheeler, FInstP
Co-opted Member Mr Daniel Walker

Branch events

View Manchester and District Branch events on our events site.


Contact details

Email: [email protected]

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.

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07850 311904

Branch Support Co-ordinator – North West

Kate Ressel
Email: [email protected]

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