Bringing science to Islington

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  • Sep

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is bringing physics to Islington this month ahead of its official move to the borough in 2018.

On Friday 22 September, the Skip Garden, in Kings Cross, will be the venue for the Physics of Life event, where attendees will enjoy hands-on science based activities, entertainment and the opportunity to chat with scientists about their work from 6pm to 9pm.

Guest appearances will include John Williamson, a theoretical Physicist at the Crick, who will give a talk on how physics underpins our understanding of life, and comedian and PhD student Aimee Eckert who will bring her dose of science comedy to proceedings.

The IOP will be making a return to the Culpeper Community Garden, in Cloudesley Rd, N1 0EJ, on Friday 29 September to host a Physics of Birds event, focusing on the inner workings of birds and bird conservation from 6pm to 8pm.

Guest speakers will include Bristol-based researcher and Young Physics Communicator of the Year Runner Up Euan Allen, who will explain the link between the colours in feathers and physics, plus teenage bird conservationist, Mya-Rose Craig to discuss the importance of birds. There will also be practical activities to get families engaged in and around the gardens.

Both events are free and open to all.

Toby Shannon, Public Programmes Manager at the Institute of Physics said: “Our move to a new building in Caledonian Road next year will allow us to bring a new national and international home for physics into the borough of Islington, and it’s hugely important to get to know our neighbours. Through events like these, we look forward to having lots of exciting conversations with our new friends to learn more about what we can next do together.”

Register for free for either event here.

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