Event Information

20 December 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phil Worsley, a teacher at The Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire specialises in Electronics, Systems and Control for pupils aged 11- 19. Phil has run successful STEM clubs throughout his teaching career and has won many local, regional and National STEM competitions. Phil has promoted gender equality in his teaching to ensure that all activities are by their nature non-gender specific, removing the ‘barrier’ of why girls shouldn’t do engineering. Phil’s Young Engineers team are 1/3rd girls and they are no different in their perception of STEM – it is exciting!

What might you expect?

The story of a teacher, some amazing school children and a 2013 Guinness World Record attempt for the fastest model rocket car (96 miles per hour). And how they, one year later, reached 533.1mph on a wet October morning. Two years later and they are going for the sound barrier (which they’ve come close to already)!

Phil Worsley and his intrepid team are wanting to go faster, much faster! The lecture will feature video and sounds of launches, whooshes and crashes and explain how they have overcome so many issues to consider breaking the Sound Barrier. Those with delicate ears may want a pair of ear defenders!

More Info

Find out more about Phil from this BBC News video.

To Register

Email [email protected] with your name. Refreshments available from 5.30pm.


  • Institute of Physics
  • 80 Portland Place, London , W1B 1NT
  • United Kingdom

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