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Annual Physics Student's Colloquium

A project by: Samuel Bourne



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This project received pledges on Wed 27 Aug 2014
Aimed at bringing new, fun physics to everyone!

The Annual Physics Student's Colloquium

The University of York Physics Society is putting on a large conference on November 22nd aimed at the local community of York, as well as physics students around the country.  We aim to educate, inspire and enthuse our audience as they learn about various aspects of physics.

Physics needs to be shared: so much is going on in the world of academia that just doesn't reach the public, and that needs to change.  Last year we had 300 people to the event, from around the country, so we want to allow at least as many the chance of visiting this year.

So what do we need to fund?

Conferences are not cheap to run.  The money you give will be vital in allowing the event to happen.  The breakdown of costs is given below: 

-Speakers fees and expenses: £850

We have invited three external speakers at the event: Professor Wade Allison (Oxford), Professor Mike Payne (Cambridge)  and Dr Jon Purdy (Bradford).  They give their services free, but we need to cover their travel, food and accommodation costs.

 -Audio Visual Hire: £150

In order to get as many people in to see the lectures as possible, we're setting up an AV link to a second lecture hall next to the first.  This means that we need to hire some equipment to do so.  

-Refreshments: £500

Ideally, we want to put on a buffet lunch for attendees, with drinks available throughout the day.  We will work closely with the campus catering for this, as food is an extremely large part of anyone's day!

We can only stage this event with your help:

So please get involved with us to share the fascination of Physics by giving a gift today. 

We’ve put together a great set of rewards which will ensure that you get the best of the event as well as our thanks.  

You can also help by sharing this page with others, we would be eternally grateful.   Thank you!

Follow us on Twitter @YorkPhyssoc and our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/210020385702149/  so stay up to date with our developments! 

Oh, and thank you! 

For sharing, donating or just taking interest: thank you!

2 years, 11 months ago



So we've nearly reached our minimum target, just a little push and we'll get there! It's all becoming real now; with designs being readied for our programmes, banners and website.


To those who have made donations so far: thank you so, so much. Those who have shared it: it's a massive help. And everyone else, if you can spare anything at all, or share the event, we will be extremely grateful.


Best wishes,


The Physsoc Team

3 years ago

Hello all!

So lots has happened since we began this project! We've had confirmation of attendance from all the speakers and the fair is starting to come together. We can confirm that the Physics Outreach department will be bringing the ever popular Cosmodome and there are going to be lots of other things to explore and do at the fair!

The York Science Week has also sprung up with the Colloquium being set as it's grand closing event. Science Week is going to be a fantastic event with lost of free events so do keep an eye out for it and we'll give you more information in a little while.

As I said before we have recieved confirmation from all the speakers and thier talk topics are as follows.

Physics and Maths of Computer Games and Special Effects - Dr Jon Purdy
The End of Simulation - Professor Mike Payne
Supercomputers for Science - Dr Matt Probert
Bio-Archaeology - Dr Yvette Hancock
Is Radiation Really That Bad? A Look Into a Greener Future - Professor Wade Allison

We are very close to reaching out goal of £500! If we reach this the event will definatly be going ahead. Money we make beyond this will be used to make the event better. Things like the buffet and proper livestreaming facilities are what the rest of the money will be used on. Also we would like to produce programs for the event and the money will be used for this.

We'd like to thank anyone who has made a donation so far. If you want to continue helping this project please sign up as a helper! Please spread the word about this colloquium to your freinds, families, old science teachers or anyone else you can think of. It will be a great help.

Thank you once again for your support.

The Physsoc Team

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