Sheffield Physics Society

The University of Sheffield Physics Society – Physoc! An award-winning society sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Physoc is open to members from all departments aiming to bring you together in a relaxed, social environment with like-minded people. Throughout the year, we host a number of different events including the Hicks Ball, an end of year holiday, and regular socials where we may go out to West Street in fancy dress or to Interval and enjoy some coffee and much more!

We even have guest lectures allowing you to hear about the cutting-edge work going on within the Physics department. Please feel free to get in touch with our committee via our social media or email if you have any questions or just want to know more!

Members typically study

  • Sciences/Maths

The facts

We have over 1000 members in our Facebook group.
We run an event called Pint with a Professor where professors talk about their research over a drink in the local pub.
We have football and netball teams – last year the netballers came second in their league!
We once ran a yoga collaboration to de-stress during mental health awareness week.
This year we set up a discord channel for members to chat and connect with one another.

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Hicks Ball 

We host a ball open to all members which is always a highlight of the year. It gives everyone a chance to dress up, enjoy a meal with friends and potentially win an award. We also have the departmental band “Spontaneous Emissions” performing – who doesn’t want to sing and dance along with their professors! 

Online Coffee Social

This year we’ve moved our regular coffee socials to Google Meet, and every few weeks we invite anyone from the society to come join us for a chat and catch up with a beverage of their choice (coffee not required).


Pub Golf

Every year we run a pub golf themed bar crawl where people from all years get into groups and we head round the bars of Sheffield. This is a great way to introduce freshers to the city and allow everyone to get to know each other!


On our yearly Halloween socials, the committee suffers the misfortune of being infected with a virus that turns them into zombies!

Throughout the bar crawl, you must obey the rules or risk becoming a zombie yourself.

Make it through alive and you join an elite group of survivors – good luck!

Committee List

  • President - Molly Vokes
  • Secretary - Demi Mistry
  • Inclusions Officer - Jordan Fisher
  • Treasurer - Elliot Gupta
  • Social Secretary - Sam Shilling
  • Social Secretary - Thomas Bradbury
  • Male Sports Rep - Louie Newlove
  • Female Sports Rep - Laura Fox
  • First Year Rep - Robyn Payne.

How to Join

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