Institute of Physics (IOP) - Evening Lectures

The Institute of Physics and West Midlands Physics Teachers’ Centre lectures hope to provide a varied programme, which will be of interest to students studying GCSE  and A-level physics and to anyone with a general interest in the subject. All are very welcome to attend.

All the lectures are free of charge and apart from the Christmas Lecture, no tickets are required - just turn up! Tea and coffee will be provided from 18:30 in the Coffee Lounge of the Poynting Building, second floor. Unless stated otherwise, all evening lectures start at 19:30.

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Physics Building, second floor.

Up to date details and maps of the University can be found on the University web site.

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Please download the IoP evening lecture programme 2018-19.

Special Events that require advance booking

(300 free tickets per event)

Tickets for special events are free but must be booked online. Once a ticket is booked, you will receive a confirmation email.  You will need to have evidence of your confirmation email (print, or smart phone, etc.) and bring this with you on the day.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow entrance to the Lecture Theatre without seeing confirmation. Ticket availability is limited to one per person; block-booking is not allowed on the system.  If you are a teacher please encourage your students to book their own tickets on line.  If for any reason you are unable to attend, please let us know (email Linda Rogers) so that we can release your ticket to someone else.

Christmas Lecture: Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 19:30 

Wendy Sadler MBE "From Silent Night to Slade - Christmas tunes transformed by technology" 


Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Physics Building, second floor.

Admission by (free) ticket only; refreshments available from 18:30.

Before the age of digital recording, families used to sit round the fire
and make their own music, but now we can use machines of all kinds to improve
the process and help those of us with a less musical ear enjoy the auditory
joys of Christmas music. Join us on a tuneful tail of how technology has
transformed the ways we make, record and modify sound. From the basics of how
we generate sound with our voices to the way computers - and even phone apps -
can help you sing in tune. Join Physics and Music guru, Wendy Sadler for lots
of unusual ideas on how you can use some physics to make music at your
Christmas party this year.

Please book your free Christmas Lecture ticket from September 2018 here