The School visits the 2015 Orkney International Science Festival

The School of Physics & Astronomy had a particularly strong line-up of speakers in this year's Orkney Science Festival, contributing to its outstanding public engagement record.

Peter Higgs' appearance attracted great interest and as expected "Peter Higgs in Conversation" at the Kirkwall Arts Theatre was a complete sell-out. His conversations with fellow particle physicist and science writer Frank Close were followed by the presentation "From Maxwell to Higgs - and Beyond?" by Alan Walker and Victoria Martin. Clive Greated's presentation "Sounds Around Us" at Pier Arts Centre in Stromness was also a sell-out. 

The Particle Physics For Scottish Schools Exhibition (PP4SS) was present throughout the Festival, reaching a total audience of over 2000.