Festivals and Science Shows

The Institute of Physics has a presence at a variety of festivals and science shows in Wales, where we try to engage the public with some of the exciting physics work that is currently going on in Wales.

Here are a few examples of how we are reaching out to the general public. If you would like to get involved in this kind of work then get in touch with the National Officer: physics@iopwales.org.

The Big Bang Festival

The Big Bang Festival

Every year the Big Bang Festival brings science to life for thousands of school children, and in Wales the IOP is proud to participate in events in North and South Wales.

Cardiff Science Festival

Cardiff Science Festival

At the Cardiff Science Festival we have an opportunity to engage with a wide spectrum of the public. The Institute of Physics hosts an evening talk during the week, this year hosting Mike Edmunds’ superb “Newton Remembers”  show in Porters bar. We then held a huge selection of hands on public engagement activities in the weekend-long science tent in Cardiff Bay.