Faculty of Sciences

Kent Physics Centre

Annual Lectures

Welcome to the Kent Physics Centre. Each year, during the Autumn and Spring terms, the Centre arranges a series of open lectures. The Centre also organises the ever popular Christmas Science Lectures for schools each November, for which we charge £1 per person.

All meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, unless specified) the main lecture theatre, at the University of Kent.

The lectures are, with great thanks, sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Early booking is recommended!!

If you would like more information about the lectures, please contact Dr Cyril Isenberg, tel 01227 823768.


  • Mar 23 "Paul Dirac and the Religion of Beauty" Dr Graham Farmelo, The Science Museum, London
  • Mar 9 "Medical Physics: 21st Anniversary of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)" Prof Steve Webb, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mar 2 "Chaos in Action" Prof Mohammed Sohby, Eng & Digital Arts, Kent
  • Feb 9 "End in Fire" (joint meeting with SEKAS) Dr Robert Smith, Sussex
  • Dec 8 "Cosmology: The Big Question" (joint meeting with SEKAS) Dr Stephen Serjeant, Open University
  • Nov 25 2009 Christmas Science Lecture - "Cosmic Alchemy: How Are We Made?" Prof Paddy Regan, Surrey
  • Nov 25 2009 Christmas Science Lecture - "Failures, Disasters and Catastrophes"Steve Walls, Physical Sciences, Kent
  • Nov 24 2009 Christmas Science Lecture - "Darwin's Birds: How Evolution Took Flight" Dr Joanne Cooper, Natural History Museum
  • Nov 17 "Electricity and X-rays in Medical Studies" Dr Stuart Field, K & C Hospital
  • Nov 10 "Mobile Phones: Their Effect on Health" Dr Zenon Sienkiewicz, Health Protection Agency
  • Oct 20 "Metrology: The Science of Measurement" Prof Ian Mills FRS, Reading

Further details to these lectures



Faculty of Sciences, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR

Enquiries: T +44 (0)1227 824138, E stms-enquiry@kent.ac.uk

Last Updated: 03/07/2014