Physics in the Field

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.

If you want to try the tricks yourself you can find tips on how to perform them in our Physics to Go pack and a brand new trick is added to our Marvin and Milo series every month.

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

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