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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 2022)

Chair Mr Philip Cooper, CPhys MInstP
Secretary Dr Craig McNeile, CPhys FInstP
Treasurer Mrs Barbara Wilcox, CPhys MInstP
Inclusion and Diversity Advocate Dr Claire Davies, MInstP
Retired Members Representative Mr Peter Bromley, MInstP 
Ordinary Member Miss Michelle Bailey, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Claire Davies, MInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Neil Dennis-Purves, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Samuel Morrell, MInstP
Ordinary Member Mr 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.


Branch support officer

Jane Mungai: [email protected]

Branch contact details

Email: [email protected]

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