North West

Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria

Our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. You can also contact your local Physics Network Coordinator to request a workshop on a topic of your choice, or to host a regional session.






Lancaster University Physics Department

22 October 2018
09:30 – 16:00

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To give Physics teachers the opportunity to develop their understanding of physics concepts through discussion with Physics researchers. This new knowledge and understanding is then shared with their students while teaching the curriculum in more innovative and exciting ways.

Main concepts:

EM radiation is created by accelerating charged particles

The type (wavelength) of radiation emitted by celestial bodies is related to the process causing this radiation

The detectors of this radiation depend on how the photon interacts with matter.

Doppler Shift is related to distance and therefore time and 3 D mapping of the universe


9.30: registration and refreshments
10.00 - 13.00: Talks and projects with researchers
13.00 - 14.00: lunch and tour of department
14.00 - 16.00: finish projects and preparing teaching resources

Deanery CE High School

15 October 2018
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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This is a session for any teachers requiring to further their knowledge and understanding of the ‘new way’ to teach energy.

Aintree International Equestrian Centre

15 January 2019
All Day

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A whole day workshop, primarily aimed at Stimulating Physics Network Partner Schools. It’s important, when teaching physics, to set it in context so that our students can see the relevance. This day is aimed at showing how physics is involved in equestrian sports, hosted by the Aintree International Equestrian Centre, home to the world famous Grand National Race..

The day will include 4 sessions of physics based around curriculum content such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, Balanced forces and equilibrium, thermal insulation and projectile motion. There will also be a behind the scenes tour of the facilities of the racecourse and a demonstration of show jumping.

It is anticipated that the course will be popular so early booking is recommended.

Your regional team

Alison Taylor

Higher Education Liaison Officer

01612 472 978

Brendan Ickringill

TLC Team Leader

0785 031 2419

Graham Perrin

TLC Deputy Team Leader

07540 203 720

Teaching and Learning Coaches (IOP)

Diana Farley

07720 084 416

Darren Forbes

07525 631 496

Brendan Ickringill

07850 312 419

School-based Physics Coaches and Lead Schools

Brendan Ickringill, Bolton Girls' School

Anthony Cliffe, Calday Grange Grammar School

Paul Cass, Cheadle Hulme School

Kerry Colyer, Elton High School

Steve Pearce, Loreto Grammar

Catherine Dale, Queen Elizabeth School

Kate Finch, St Hilda's Church of England High School

Sarah Grady, The Deanery CE High School

Physics Network Coordinators

Gender Balance Officers


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