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Prof Pete Vukusic

Public engagement and science outreach activities

Science outreach awards:

Institute of Physics Bragg Medal 2014
Royal Society Kohn Award 2013
Institute of Physics Ireland Schools Lecturer 2011
British Association Lord Kelvin Award Lecturer 2008
Institute of Physics UK Schools Lecturer 2007


Lectures and seminars at Schools, Colleges and Societies:

Colyton Grammar School, invited lecture, 22nd November 2021.
International Youth Science Forum, invited memorial lecture, 4th August 2021.
The Exeter Mathematics School, invited Inspire lecture, 29th March 2021.
The Maynard School, Exeter, 22nd November 2019.
Tavistock Community Library, Tavistock, Devon, Saturday 9th August, 2019.
Dubai Internaitonal Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday 16th April, 2019.
Dubai English Speaking College (DESC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday 16th April, 2019.
GEMS Wellington International School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday 16th April, 2019.
GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday 15th April, 2019.
Dubai College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday 15th April, 2019.
GEMS World Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday 15th April, 2019.
Universal American School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday 15th April, 2019.
Jumeriah College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday 14th April, 2019.
British International SChool of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday 11th April 2019.
Dome International School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday 9th April 2019.
MNS International School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday 9th April 2019.
British International School of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday 8th April 2019.
German International School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday 8th April 2019.
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday 8th April 2019.
Devon RSPB, 12th February, 2018.
University of the Third Age (U3A), 29th November 2018.
The Stokes Society Lecture, Pembroke College, Cambridge, 19th November 2018.
Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science, Camborne, 9th October 2018.
Sue Waring Memorial Lecture, Honiton Science Festival, Honiton, 17th April 2018.
The Maynard School, Exeter, 23rd February 2018.
Exploring Light & Colour Creations Masterclass, Exeter, 31st January 2017.
Simon Langton School (1st Schools Structural Colour Meeting), Canterbury, 1st December 2016.
Blundell's School Science Society, Tiverton, 24th November, 2016.
Exeter School Science Classes, 21st November 2016.
Museums at Night Festival, RAMM Exeter, 28th September 2016.
South Devon University Training College, 7th September, 2016.
Ogden Physics School Prize Winners Event, Exeter, 20th June, 2016.
Pint of Science, The Globe, Exeter, 25th May, 2016.
Exmouth Community College, Exeter, 13th April, 2016.
University of Exeter Research Uncovered, (representing CEMPS), 23rd February, 2016. 
Institute of Mechanical Engineers Christmas Lecture, Exeter, 10th December 2015.
Millfield School, sixth form science lecture, 26th November 2015.
Topsham Natural History Society public lecture, 13th November 2015.
Institute of Physics public lecture, Chelmsford, 4th November 2015.
King's College, Taunton, (Discover Kings event) 14th October 2015.
'A Little Light Music' concert and science evening, hosted by Teignmouth Science Cafe, 25th July 2015.
Exeter University Student Residential Scientist Programme, 23rd July, Exeter, 2015.
Royal Society, London, Invited talk and panel session at the Capturing Nature Meeting, part of the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, July 5th 2015.
Colyton School, Exeter, June 22nd, 2015.
St. Peter's School, Exeter, March 20th 2015.
International Year of Light public lecture, Exeter, March 19th 2015.
Rugby School, Rugby, Jan 22nd 2015.
Ivybridge Community College, Ivybridge, Jan 15th 2015.
Exeter Mathematics School, Exeter, Jan 5th 2015.
Simon Langton School, Canterbury, Kent, Dec 18th 2014.
CEMPS Christmas Science and Engineering Lecture Day, University of Exeter, Dec 16th 2014.
Lipson Community School, Plymouth, Nov 26th 2014.
Thorverton Primary School, Exeter, Nov 25th 2014.
Physics Uncovered, University of Exeter, Nov 11th 2014.
Exeter School, Nov 10th 2014.
Tiverton and Mid-Devon Astronomy Society, 3rd Oct., 2014.
Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, 25th Sept., 2014.
Manchester High School for Girls, Manchester, 19th Sept., 2014
University of the Third Age (U3A), Exeter, 25th July 2014.
University of Exeter, Widening Participation Summer School (Yr 11), 24th July, 2014.
Hampshire Science Group, Alresford, 21st July 2014.
University of Exeter, Widening Participation Summer School (Yr 12), 16th July, 2014.
Cafe Scientifique, Sidmouth, July 15th, 2014.
University of Exeter "Britain Needs Scientists" day, Exeter, July 2nd, 2014.
Simon Langton Grammar School, Canterbury, 2nd April, 2014.
St. Luke's School, Exeter, March 18th, 2014.
Institute of Physics SW, Invited public lecture for the SW Science Festival, March 15th, 2014.
Bikeshed Theatre Public Science Lecture, Exeter, 5th March 2014.
Millfield School, Street, Fri 28th Feb 2014.
Licensed Victuallers' School, Ascot, 26th Feb 2014.
Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalist Society, Topsham, Feb 14th, 2014.
St. Peter's School, Exeter, Feb 5th, 2014.
Thorverton Primary School, Exeter, Dec 10th 2013.
Lipson Community College, Plymouth, Dec 6th, 2013.
Swansea University Christmas Science Lecture for Schools, Dec 3rd, 2013.
Honiton Community College, Nov 28th, 2013.
Devon Moths Society invited talk, Oct 25th, 2013.
All Saint's School, Plymouth, Oct. 22nd 2013.
Hampton School, London, Oct 15th 2013.
Oundle School, Oundle, Oct. 10th 2013.
Millfield School, Somerset, Oct. 1st 2013.
Collyers Sixth Form College, Sept. 21st, 2013.
University of Exeter "Britain Needs Scientists" day, Exeter, July 3rd, 2013.
Institute of Physics UK teachers' Annual Meeting, Rugby School, June 6th, 2013.
Exeter College Reach Academy, Exeter, May 22nd, 2013.
Bath Science Cafe, Bath, May 13th, 2013.
Charterhouse School Science Society, Godalming, May 9th, 2013.
Exeter School, Exeter, May 3rd, 2013.
La Sainte Union School, Highgate, April 17th, 2013.
Thorverton Primary School, Exeter, March 1st, 2013.
Maynard School, Exeter, Feb. 27th, 2013.
The Westgate School, Slough, Feb 4th 2013.
Sidmouth Comunity College, Sidmouth, Feb 1st, 2013.
Rugby School Science Lectures for Local Schools, Rugby, Jan 24th, 2013.


Tanzania School lecture programme (Morogoro region of central Tanzania).
Kilakala Secondary School, April 21st, 2014.
Mafiga Secondary School, April 22nd, 2014.
Sua Secondary School, April 22nd, 2014.
Kolahill Secondary School, April 23rd, 2014.
Lupanga Secondary School, April 23rd, 2014.
Nane Secondary School, April 24th, 2014.
Sumaye Secondary School, April 24th, 2014.


Malawi Schools lecture programme (Nkhata Bay Region, Northern Malawi) (part sponsored by the Institute of Physics and the University of Exeter):
Kalowa Comminity District Secondary School, Nov. 12th, 2012.
Tukombo Comminity District Secondary School, Nov. 12th, 2012.
Chifira Comminity District Secondary School, Nov. 13th, 2012.
Chinteche District Secondary School, Nov. 13th, 2012.
Tukombo Girls Secondary School, Nov. 14th, 2012.
Bandawe Girls Secondary School, Nov 14th, 2012.
Kapanda Comminity District Secondary School, Nov. 15th, 2012.
Bandawe Boys Secondary School, Nov., 15th, 2012.


Ethiopia Schools lecture programme (all schools located in the suburbs of Addis Ababa):
Bole Secondary School, May 7th, 2012.
Bole Community School (top classes), May 7th, 2012.
Bole Community School (middle classes), May 8th, 2012.
Kokobe Tsibha School, May 10th, 2012.
Dejazmach Wondirad School, May 11th, 2012.
Abiot Kirs Secondary School, May 11th, 2012.



Details for 2008 - 2012 to be uploaded shortly.


Cardiff University, Dec 12th, 2007.

Swansea University, Dec 11th, 2007.
Bristol University, Dec 7th, 2007.
Aberystwyth University, Dec 5th, 2007.

Plymouth High School, Nov 29th, 2007.
University of Central Lancashire, Nov 22nd, 2007.
Penwortham Girl's High, Preston, Nov 22nd, 2007.
St Aidan's, Carlisle, Nov 21st, 2007.
Ralph Allen School, Bath, Nov 7th, 2007.
Clayesmore School, Dorset, Nov 6th, 2007.
Highcliffe School, Christchurch, Nov 5th, 2007.

Hartlepool College of Further Education, Oct 18th, 2007.
Northumbria University, Oct 17th, 2007.
Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, Oct 16th, 2007.
Plymouth SciBar, Oct 3rd, 2007.

Heriot-Watt University, Sept 11th, 2007.
St Andrews University, Sept 10th, 2007.
University of Aberdeen, Sept 7th, 2007.
Glasgow University, Sept 6th, 2007.

University of Salford, July 17th, 2007.
Exeter University, July 6th, 2007.
Hull Collegiate School, July 5th, 2007.
University of Sheffield, July 4th, 2007.

Queen Mary, University of London, June 28th, 2007.
University of Kent, June 27th, 2007.
Furtherwick Park School, Canvey Island, June 26th, 2007.

Salisbury Art Centre Café Scientifique, May 1st, 2007.

Blue Coat School, Oldham, April 20th , 2007.
CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, April 19th , 2007.
University of Birmingham, April 18th, 2007.

La Sainte Union School, Highgate, March 22nd, 2007.
University of Hertfordshire, March 21st, 2007.
Luckley-Oakfield School, Wokingham, March 20th, 2007.
Blenheim High School, Epsom, March 19th, 2007.
Penair Science College, Truro, March 13th, 2007.
Bruton School for Girls, Somerset, March 12th, 2007.

Stroud High School, Feb 28th, 2007.
Newcastle Under Lyme School, Feb 27th, 2007.
Merchant Taylor’s Girls School, Merseyside, Feb 26th, 2007.
The Kings School, Peterborough, Feb 21st, 2007.
Colchester County High School for Girls, Feb 20th, 2007.
Falmouth Arts Centre Café Scientifique, Feb 13th, 2007.

St Johns's College, Southsea, Jan 30th, 2007.
University of Brighton, Jan 29th, 2007.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Exeter, Dec 9th, 2006.
Clifton College, Nov 23rd, 2006.