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IOP's New Head Office, Kings Cross

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16:00 – 20:00 12 Dec 2018
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The Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London, UK, N1 9BU

This visit has been organised by Hugh Deighton and is a joint event between REMS and London & South East Branch. There is nothing to pay, but please register in the normal way - see red box at the bottom of this flyer. The tour will be followed by an L&SE Branch lecture; Will the Forthcoming Tech Revolution be a Force for Good? If you wish to attend that as well as the tour, please register separately at https://www,events.iop.org/

Picture: IOP artist’s impression of the new building


We will be given a guided tour of the new IOP building in King’s Cross which has a number of unique environmental features, making it one of the most advanced buildings of its kind in the UK.

The new IOP building, which forms the London office for IOP, is situated on Caledonian Road, just a short walk from King’s Cross railway and tube station.  The building has been constructed to the most modern and environmentally conscious standards whilst maintaining the original façade of the building it replaces.  It will be the new London office of IOP, with many facilities for members as well as providing flexible spaces for meetings and conferences.  It also offers a public area in the entrance to encourage members of the public to come in and learn about physics.

The Chief Executive, Professor Paul Hardaker, will welcome us.  We will also have a short talk by Dr Stefán Smith from Reading University’s Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments Centre, about some of the technical environmental features of the building.  Stefán has worked with Paul to develop the data logging systems for the building, which Reading University will be collecting and analysing on behalf of IOP.

We will then be given a guided tour of the building, followed by refreshments.

Afterwards there is a separate London & South East Branch evening lecture entitled “Will the coming tech revolution be a force for good?” which is open to all.

Where and when to meet

Meet at the new building at 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 16:00 for a 16:30 start.

Getting there

From King’s Cross Station, exit at the south side (from either tube or train) and walk east along Euston Road (on its north side) crossing over York Way by a McDonalds Restaurant.

Carry on 50 metres along Pentonville Road and then turn north (left) up Caledonian Road, passing Caledonia Street on your left and Keystone Crescent on your right after 50 metres or so.

IOP is a further 25 metres north-east along Caledonian Road and find IOP at No 37 on the left-hand side, just beyond the junction with Bale Street.


16:00 – 16:30:  Assemble at IOP

16:30 – 17:00: Welcome by CEO and talk by Dr Stefán Smith

17:00 – 18:00: Tour of the new building

18:00 – 18:30: Refreshments

18:30 – 20:00:  London & South East Branch Lecture

Size of party

Numbers are limited for the tour so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


There is no charge for this tour or for the following L&SE Branch lecture.


Hugh Deighton: Email: hugh@deighton.info, Mobile: 07712 563360 or Tony Colclough: 07930 171307 (on the day).

Late arrivals

Report to reception who will be able to locate the party within the building.

Organised by: London and South East branch and the Retired Members' Section of the London and South East Branch, IOP

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The Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London, UK, N1 9BU
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16:00 – 20:00 12 Dec 2018

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