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Merseyside Branch

Merseyside 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. It is a small but very active branch, committed to sharing the work of the IOP both throughout the region and in Cheshire, with centres based in Liverpool and Chester.

Our activities

As well as a full programme of talks suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike, you may also find us busking at festivals, supporting teachers, collaborating with other organisations in the region, and much more. If you are interested in finding out more, or getting involved, please contact the regional manager,

Message from the Chair

"I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome you from all the committee and I hope that you find something here that gets you involved in the branch. If you have any thoughts or suggestions or are interested in joining the branch committee, then don't hesitate to get in touch."

Dr Marion Leibl, Chair of the Merseyside Branch

Branch committee

Chair Dr Marion Leibl MInstP, University of Liverpool 
Secretary Mr David Cox MInstP
Treasurer Dr Kirsty McKay, University of Liverpool

Branch events

View Merseyside Branch events on our events site.

Contact details


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

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.