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Yorkshire Branch

The Yorkshire 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. It covers both Yorkshire and Humberside, with activity centres based in Huddersfield, Bradford, York, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull.

Our activities

We organise talks, visits and engagement opportunities for members in Yorkshire, and work locally to promote physics, physics education and public understanding of physics. If it’s physics and it’s happening in Yorkshire, then you have come to the right place!

Branch committee

Chair Ms Erin McNeill, MInstP
Interim Chair Mr James Metcalf
Secretary Mr Ryan Ward, MInstP
Treasurer Mr Duncan Agnew, MInstP
Inclusion and Diversity Advocate Dr Paul Jonsen, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Kate Gibson, MInstP
Ordinary Member (Sheffield) Mr Derick Liew, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Michael Ries, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Christopher Walker, MInstP 
Co-opted Member Dr David Muir, MInstP
Co-opted Member Professor Lee Thompson, MInstP

Branch events

View Yorkshire branch events on our events site.


Contact details

Email: [email protected]

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

Branch support co-ordinator

Bethany Wootton: [email protected]

Regional manager

Regional and Business Engagement Manager: Dr Alex Brabbs
[email protected]
07795 831434 

We deliver IOP strategy based on, and responding to, local needs and opportunities. We work closely with the Yorkshire and North East Branch committees and attend meetings, events and lectures as part of the annual programme of branch activity.

If you have any questions about the IOP in Yorkshire or the North East, or collaborations and physics-related ideas you would like to see happening, please don't hesitate to contact Alex.