The Department of Physics recognises the value of communicating our science to the wider public and in encouraging the next generation of young scientists. Public engagement is therefore an important part of our work and an area in which we have shown a strong commitment. At present, one of our academic staff, Dr David Jenkins has a Science-in-Society Fellowship from the STFC funding council.
Over the last couple of years, we have run outreach events which have interacted with a few thousand schoolchildren and several thousand members of the public.
These events include:
We also have an active programme of evening lectures organised through the Institute of Physics Yorkshire Branch and we regularly provide speakers for the well-attended programme in York run by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.