Physics in the Field
It’s time to dig out our wellies and waterproofs again – Physics in the Field is back for summer 2014.
Following last year’s hugely successful tour of the UK, the Institute’s physics in society team, along with our local branches and a band of student volunteers will be bringing physics to a field near you this summer.
The team will be performing physics tricks – hand-held demos using things you can find at home – and making sure you get a go too.Some of the tricks are messy, some are noisy, but all of them are guaranteed crowd pleasers that help to illustrate different areas of physics - have a look at our top 5 tricks.
26-27 April Maker Faire, Newcastle
10-11 May Nottinghamshire County Show, Newark-on-Trent
14-16 May Balmoral Show, Belfast
24 May Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye
28-29 May The Suffolk Show, Trinity Park, Ipswich
30 May-1 June Holker Garden Festival, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
13-15 June Three Counties Show, Malvern, Worcestershire
21 June District Cub Scout Camp, Waddecar, near Garstang, Lancashire
22 June Derbyshire County Show, near Elvaston
30 June Royal Society Exhibition
5-6 July Paddle Round the Pier, Brighton
25-26 July The Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich
18-19 July Chagstock, Chagford, Devon
24-27 July The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin
25-27 July Sunderland International Air Show, Sunderland
15-17 Aug Just So Festival, Rode Hall Park, Near Scholar Green, Cheshire
22-24 Aug Galtres Festival, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
23 Aug Great Aycliffe Show, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
Early Sept Culture Tech, Derry, N. Ireland, (Dates TBA)
As soon as events are confirmed we'll add them here so keep checking back here for more details.
By performing physics tricks at non-science events we aim to raise awareness of physics among people who wouldn’t normally choose to seek out science. So if you’ve seen us at one of these events, why not drop us a line and tell us what your favourite physics trick is? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org