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British Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO)

The Olympiad offers schools across the UK a series of competition papers that focus on astronomy and astrophysics. It is a gateway to competing in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA).

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Build an uncrackable safe

The WEIZMANN UK annual “safe-breaking” physics tournament is an opportunity for teams of Year 12 physicists from schools across the UK to create their own safe which has locking mechanisms based on the principles of physics. The teams then compete in a tournament where they crack into each other’s safes and those...

British Physics Olympiad

The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) aims to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists through four annual Physics competitions.  The competitions are designed to test understanding and problem solving skills and are open to able young physicists in school years 11-13 (GCSE to A2 or...

Transport - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on ways to transport goods and people in a relatively low cost way. This is important to people in the developing world living in remote areas.  Technologies include cycle trailers, improved bicycles for load carrying, and aerial ropeways.

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Energy - technical briefs

These technical briefs focus on energy access as a key element in lifting people out of poverty. In remote locations small-scale renewable energy technologies that can be used include micro-hydro, solar, wind and biogas.

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are...

Agriculture - technical briefs

These technical briefs look at agricultural production in many parts of the world, carried out on a small-scale by farmers. Relatively small improvements in agricultural practice can have a big impact on yield and dramatically improve the life of a farmer and their family.

Technical briefs are documents...

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