Festival of Physics 2019 call for proposals now open

7 May 2019

In line with IOP's public engagement theme for 2019, we are particularly keen to showcase content broadly around big data. We are also programming on the topic of the Moon, in celebration of this year's fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing.

Festival of physics

Last year's festival reached an audience of nearly 4000 people from across the country, with a programme spanning hands-on workshops, art installations, science ceilidhs, music and new theatrical writing to lectures from world-leading physicists on the questions thrown up at the frontiers of our understanding of the universe.  

Our third festival will celebrate the role that physics plays across our society and future, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of science and other forms of culture.

The programme includes an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early-years offerings, so we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.

The festival will take place from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. In line with the IOP's engagement theme for 2019, we are particularly keen to showcase content on the broad theme of big data. We are also programming around the topic of the Moon, in celebration of this year's fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing. We particularly welcome submissions from any students or IOP members keen to develop an activity or talk, for which we are happy to offer advice and discuss how we can help make your idea a reality.

The call for proposals will close at 12pm on Monday, 8 July.

Applications can be made via the application form.

For a downloadable copy of the application and guidance forms, please email Siân Hickson, Public Engagement Manager for Scotland, on sian.hickson@iop.org



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