Events and projects sponsored by the Institute of Physics in Wales

Prof. Alan Shore
Darlith Gyhoeddus Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru / The Learned Society of Wales Public Lecture : "Dylunio’r BLOODHOUND SCC- Y car 1000 milltir yr awr"

Under the auspices of Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru / The Learned Society of Wales, a public lecture will be delivered by Professor Ken Morgan, Swansea University on 7 March 2012. The lecture will communicate the physical and design principles underpinning the development of the 1000 mph car at Swansea University. For more details, see our calendar.

Cymdeithas Wyddonol Cylch Caerdydd
Rhaglen Flynyddol Cymdeithas Wyddonol Cylch Caerdydd

The overall aim of the project is to provide a full annual programme of scientific lectures and meetings through the medium of Welsh to members of the general public who have an interest in the subject in South East Wales. We offer a variety of lectures including some specifically on a physical topic and these are also advertised on the IOP in Wales website.

Regular meetings occur on the third Monday of each month in the Main Building of Cardiff University. Our target audience is the general Welsh medium public in South East Wales and we also encourage Year 12 and Year 13 students from local Welsh Medium Comprehensive schools to attend.

We held a poetry competition last September which was well received by local Welsh medium schools. The winning entrants received prizes and all participants received a certificate. We hope to repeat this in 2011 and possibly develop this further if we are successful.

For a number of years we have organised activities during the ‘Tafwyl’ event locally. Last year the stand at Sophia Gardens was very successful and attracted a substantial audience throughout the day. The stand consisted of a number of ’hands on’ physics busking activities including rocket building and optics experiments. We intend to organise a similar stand again this year in order to generate interest in science from the young and old.

Science and Technology Pavilion, The National Eisteddfod of Wales 

2009 ETOP (Education & Training in Optics & Photonics) Conference

last edited: February 09, 2012

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