The Institute of Physics Environmental Physics group seems to be very pressed for time at the moment. While meetings are usually announced well in advance, the organisers of the next event, the members day meeting on 22 May, seem to have left things until the last minute. The notice, which, from the document properties, was prepared by Simon Buckle of the Grantham Institute at Imperial, was only sent out yesterday evening. How unfortunate!
This is not the only oddity either. The group's events have previously been open to all comers - the IoP is a registered charity after all, so allowing the public to attend is part of their mission of public education. I hear, however, that for the latest event, those who are thinking to go along have been advised to bring their membership cards. It appears that the great unwashed are no longer wanted. Will the IoP be turning the public away at the door? What would the Charities Commission say?