Calling all Senior Physicists!

Posted: 3rd February 2016

Institute of Physics

Miss Hayden, Head of Physics, writes with news of an essay competition, the Institute of Physics Environmental Physics Essay Competition and encourages Physicists in the Senior School to enter!

‘The Environmental Physics Group is running an essay competition to recognise excellence in communicating the significance, value and rewarding nature of engaging with environmental physics. Entries can cover any aspect of environmental physics including (but not limited to) atmosphere and climate, hydrology, plant physics, waste, energy and the built environment.


There is a secondary education category which is open to all students. The essays should be written in an accessible way and should be more than 2000 words. They can be purely scientific in content or can adopt a policy-related or other perspective. The entry needs to be accompanied by a short biography of the author(s) including current education level and a few sentences explaining your interest in environmental physics. You can also produce a team essay as long as all the contributing authors are clearly declared in the entry and biography.

This is a very exciting competition and opportunity. The essays are due in by 28th February, and can be sent electronically to or by post to:

Environmental Physics Group Chair (Essay Competition) c/o Science Support Officer The Institute of Physics 76 Portland Place London W1B 1NT

For more information look at the institute of physics website:

I do hope that some of you are inspired to enter. Best of luck!’

Categories: Senior Sixth Form Whole School