Physics in the Field
It’s time to dig out our wellies and waterproofs again – Physics in the Field is back for summer 2013.
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.
11 May Great Tower Scout Camp near Windermere, Cumbria
11-12 May Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show, Newark Showground
25-26 May Kaya Festival, Bangor, Wales.
27-28 May Hay Festival, Hay-on-wye, Wales
29-30 May The Suffolk Show, Trinity Park, Ipswich
31 May-2 June Holker Garden Festival, Nr Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
1-2 June Lakeside International Childrens Festival, Highfields Park, Nottingham
6-8 June Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Cornwall
7-9 June Middlesbrough Mela, Middlesbrough Town Centre
9 June The Strathmore Highland Games, Strathmore, near Perth and Kinross
14-16 June Three Counties Show, Malvern, Worcestershire
22-23 June Africa Oyé, Sefton Park, Liverpool
29 June Lancashire Science Festival, University of Central Lancashire
1 July Royal Society Exhibition
6-7 July Live @ Jodrell Bank, Manchester
6-7 July Paddle Round The Pier, Hove Lawns, Brighton & Hove
19-20 July Chagstock, Chagford, Devon
27-28 July Riverside Festival, The Mill Field, Charlbury
8 Aug The Ballater Highland Games, Ballater, Aberdeenshire
16-18 Aug Just So Festival, Rode Hall Park, Near Scholar Green, Cheshire
23-25 Aug Galtres Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, Yorkshire
23-26 Aug Towersey Village Festival, Near Thame, Oxfordshire
30-31 Aug Live @ Jodrell Bank, Manchester
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 email@example.com