Southwest branch                                               School of Physics


“Festival of physics” – Saturday 5 March, 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm, H H Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL

The Festival is open to everyone with an interest in Physics, from school students (and their families) to adults and retired people!

We will have talks during the day:

Kathy Cashman on "Volcanoes" 

Yvette Hancock on "Nanomaterials" 

Colin White on “Talking Balls – A study of Sports Projectile Trajectories” 

Paul Treble on ”Can a robot solve a Rubik’s cube, sort bricks or behave like a snake?”  

Exhibits will include:

The Explorer Dome – an inflatable planetarium. Performances at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm. Please register separately if you wish to attend one of these, as space is limited. Booking via Eventbrite: <>                           

Liquid Nitrogen Show from students at Badminton School

Marvin and Milo demonstrations (experiments you can do at home!)

Demonstrations with Light (to be confirmed)

We hope to provide a free 'picnic lunch' for all who register, but if this should not prove possible, there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby.

Registration essential (it is free!) at:>

If you have questions, please contact <>

Download the programme here: Festival of Physics 2016 (PDF, 229kB)