A TEACHER has been given national recognition by the Institute of Physics.

Physics teacher Kevin Mosedale, who works at Radley College near Abingdon, is one of seven teachers in the UK to receive a 2018 Teachers of Physics Award.

The Institute of Physics hands out the accolade to teachers who have demonstrated exceptional work.

Mr Mosedale's citation for the award describes him as being 'admired and respected by teachers across the school'.

It added: "Within physics he is valued as a team player who injects wry humour and wisdom into the department.

"He incorporates an eclectic range of outside interests into the classroom, from homemade instruments, such as the hoseophone, to enthusing students with his interest in pylons.

"Kevin is actively involved in all aspects of the school’s life, from giving a fascinating talk on Shakespeare's astronomical knowledge to refereeing school rugby matches.

"His unashamed interest in even the most esoteric of physics problems inspires all students who come into contact with him."

Mr Mosedale will receive his award along with a cheque for £300 at the Institute of Physics awards dinner taking place on November 20, which will also be attended by top researchers, academics and policy makers from across physics.