Ogden Science Officer, Department of Physics
Phil was an A-level teacher for nearly 30 years. He retired from William Howard School, Brampton, Cumbria, in 2012. He works for Lancaster University Physics Department organising events for local schools in Lancashire and Cumbria so school students can experience physics beyond the classroom. Lancaster is one of the top UK physics department for research so where better for schools to come and spend time listening to talks or doing experiments. Phil encourages postgraduate students to participate in these events so they can improve their communication skills and gain experience in working with young people. Some have enjoyed this so much that they have decided to make teaching physics their career. Phil is also an Institute of Physics, Physics Network Co-ordinator.