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New Festival of Physics announced for November 2017

4 May 2017

The Institute of Physics are delighted to announce that the inaugural Festival of Physics will take place on the 4–5 November at George Watson's College in Edinburgh.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Addressing a Twenty-First Century Plague
16 July 2017, 2.30-3.30pm Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Alzheimer's Disease: Addressing a Twenty-First Century Plague, Christopher M. Dobson, FRS: FMedSci, University of Cambridge

Festival of Physics
The call for ideas for the Institute of Physics' inaugural Festival of Physics is now open. Please email sian.hickson@iop.org to receive a copy of the proposal submission form.

43rd Stirling Physics Meeting
The 43rd Stirling Physics Teachers' Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 at Stirling Court Hotel University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

Gender Stereotyping Competition
Deadline for entries is 31 May 2017

The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
will be on Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 7.30pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

The fourteenth Lunchtime Rendezvous
of the Seniors' Group in Edinburgh will take place on 22 March 2017, 10:00 to 15:00, in Stewart's Melville Clubhouse, Edinburgh

The fourteenth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Glasgow
will take place on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10am-15pm in the University of Glasgow

The next lecture in the IOPS Aberdeen Public Lecture Series
will be on Monday 5 December 2016 at Robert Gordon's College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
will be on Tuesday 6 December at 7.30 pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh


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