School of Physics & Astronomy

Outreach - School/Public

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The School of Physics & Astronomy is engaged in a wide range of activities designed to help get schools and the wider community involved in cutting-edge physics and astronomy. If you want to take part in any of these free programmes, or would like to develop some new activity with us, contact the School of Physics & Astronomy's Outreach Officer  Chris Staddon.



Public Science Lectures

We frequently run popular science lectures aimed at the general public. These are held at 18:00 on a Thursday evening once a month in the Physics Building on the University Park campus. Click here for more details 

Public Events

We regularly participate in Public Outreach events in collaboration with Nottingham City Council, the British Science Association and Ignite futures.

Some events coming up

Friday 8th February 2019 Light Night 

Experience the Light Fantastic with our Physics Demonstrations.

Saturday 9th March 2019 Science in the Park (part of British Science Week)

Come and see our Physics Buskers in action performing Physics (magic) tricks.

The Inflativerse

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The University of Nottingham's Inflatable Planetarium

Our inflatible plantarium is managed and run by our Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. We take part in public events (must be indoors) and visit local primary schools as part of the University's Widening Participation programme.



Year 12 Work Experience Programme 15-19 July 2019

This is an opportunity to experience the exciting world of research at first hand. The programme is completely free but selection criteria apply and only 21 places are available. Registration is now closed.

Year 10 Taster Days


  • 10th July 2019: Co-Ed
  • 11th July 2019: Female Gender Only

(Registration will open in January 2019)

These are intended to give pupils an insight into Physics at University. The experience includes practicals in our teaching labs - a talk about careers from one of our academic scientists - interaction with current students, a campus tour and lively demonstrations.

Teacher Support
If you are a teacher and have a question about physics or require material to assist your teaching then please contact the  Outreach Officer Chris Staddon.

School Technician Support
Don't know what a piece of Physics equipment does ?
Don’t know whether it’s working or  how to work it if it is ?
We may be able to help.  More details.

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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