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South West Branch

The South West 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. 

The branch covers Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. Our events take place in our centres across Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Salisbury, Plymouth, Exeter and Swindon.


Our activities

We organise a full programme of talks, visits and engagement opportunities for members in the South West, and work locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics.

Branch committee (from 1 October 2023)

ChairMr Philip Cooper, CPhys MInstP
SecretaryDr Craig McNeile, CPhys FInstP
TreasurerMrs Barbara Wilcox, CPhys MInstP
Retired Members RepresentativeMr Peter Bromley, MInstP 
Ordinary MemberMiss Michelle Bailey, MInstP
Ordinary MemberMr Neil Dennis-Purves, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Samuel Morrell, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Vincent Smith, MBE FInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Tamsyn Amy Tankard-Evans, MInstP
Ordinary MemberMr Steven Vermeiren, MInstP

Branch events

View upcoming South West Branch events.

You can find recordings of previous branch events on our IOP Regions and Nations YouTube playlist.


Member networks support officer

Jane Mungai: [email protected]

Branch contact details

Email: [email protected]

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