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Connecting with Physics

When I did my A-levels a couple of decades ago, there were only…
9 January, 2017/by Carol

It’s 2017, the year the Sun goes out

Happy New Year! We hope you’re still flattened under the burden…
6 January, 2017/by Jonathan

Work with us! Ogden Science Officer vacancy with the Think Physics team

We’re recruiting!

If you’re of a physics sort of persuasion…
28 November, 2016/by Jonathan

See you this week? Timandra Harkness on Big Data and SUN at Life

This week we’ve not one but two outstanding opportunities to get…
15 November, 2016/by Jonathan

New competition for secondaries: Microsoft STEM Student Challenge

I know, I know – the education world is awash with competitions. Stick…
3 November, 2016/by Jonathan

Maker Faire UK 2017 announced

It’s baaa-aaaaack!

The greatest show (and tell) on Earth…
28 October, 2016/by Jonathan

The Amazingly Enormous STEM Careers Poster

Here’s a neat resource from the terrific folks behind the…
27 October, 2016/by Jonathan

Calendar updates

If you’ve not visited our calendar of upcoming events recently,…
23 September, 2016/by Jonathan

2015–16: The Year in Numbers

Picture, if you will, the Think Physics office. A group of lackadaisical…
19 September, 2016/by Jonathan

Win a Free Astronomy Trip to the Alps

The European Southern Observatory is organising an Astronomy…
13 September, 2016/by Annie Padwick

Careers in the (primary) classroom?

There have been some news articles recently about universities,…
31 August, 2016/by Carol

Summer holiday science

At this stage in the summer holiday, sometimes it can get a bit…
23 August, 2016/by Carol

Raspberry Pi Day of Making: Apply now!

The Raspberry Pi Foundation (the lovely folks who spend the money…
3 August, 2016/by Jonathan

Chain Reactions (with electronics)

Like everyone else delivering ‘maker’ education, we use…
25 July, 2016/by Jonathan

Physics Summer Schools

In my previous job, I used to be part of a team that ran teacher…
14 July, 2016/by Carol

This shape-changing visual effects car can… wait, what?

Suppose you’re trying to make a car advert, you’re up against…
30 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Go Ballistic! winners at Big Bang North East

Phew! We’re slowly recovering from a couple of crazy days…
29 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Study with us! PhD Studentship available

Think Physics’ host institution Northumbria University has…
20 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Brain exercise for half term: P vs. NP

If you've reached the stage of half-term where binge-watching…
1 June, 2016/by Jonathan

How long would it take to fall through the Earth?

This is a classic calculation, and one that’s surprisingly…
26 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Engineering principles: keep it simple

We’re developing a neat little workshop based around catapults, bits…
25 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Turns out motor racing might be useful after all

The Formula 1 Championship is a strange beast. I’m not alone…
19 May, 2016/by Jonathan

A-Level Physics teachers: your thoughts welcome

A few months ago, we made a film of an A-level core practical:…
13 May, 2016/by Jonathan