Event Information

27 June 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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A full day of free physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network and the IOP Teacher Network. The conference is free for anyone who teaches physics at any level or who is interested in physics education. The costs for the conference including lunch and refreshments are met by the IOP and Daresbury Laboratory kindly hosts the event, making the entire event free to attend.

Event Programme

09:30 – 09:45 Registration and Coffee
View the International Year of Light Photography exhibition

09:45 – 09:50 Welcome

09:50 – 10:50 Lecture – One Giant Leap: Jodrell Bank and the race to the Moon by Professor Tim O’Brien (Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory)

10:50 – 11:05 Coffee break

11:05 – 12:05 Workshop 1 (Inside the Atom, Maths for Physics; Bringing the Universe into the classroom; Waves to GCSE; Rocket launchers Make and Take part 1)

12:05 – 12:40 Lunch

12:40 – 13:10 Careers speed dating with ideas useful for open evenings

13:10 – 14.10 Workshop 2 (GCSE physics practicals, What makes good CPD?; Daresbury General Tour; Electricity and magnetism; Rocket launchers Make and Take part 2)

14:15 – 15:15 Workshop 3 (GCSE physics practicals; Daresbury Specialist Tour; Increasing the number of girls to number of boys to get the right number of physicists; Rope and pizza models of electric circuits; Bringing the Universe into the classroom)

15:15 – 15:30 Plenary ‘Any Questions’?

Raffle, evaluation and goodie bags

15:30 – 16:00 Stay and network

To reserve your place or request further details please email Andrea Fesmer, IOP Teacher Network coordinator for Merseyside at [email protected]

  • Contact Details: Andrea Fesmer


  • Daresbury Laboratory
  • Sci-Tech Daresbury, Blue Zone, Keckwick Ln, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD
  • England

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