Joining the Positive Tipping Points Community of Practice

We’re delighted to have been accepted into the Positive Tipping Points Community of Practice run by the University of Exeter’s Green Futures Network. Alongside 15 other individuals and organisations across the world, we’ve joined this group to learn and share ideas on how to put the Positive Tipping Points Framework into practice. What are PositiveContinue reading “Joining the Positive Tipping Points Community of Practice”

Climate exhibition update – in collaboration with our communities

We’re really excited to have received a grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to repeat and improve on our successful exhibition that we delivered in March 2022, all about climate: on Earth, and other planets. The exhibition will be repeated in the second week of September 2023 during the British Science Festival inContinue reading “Climate exhibition update – in collaboration with our communities”

ESC Joins the Mindsets + Missions Cohort

We are thrilled to join the Mindsets + Missions cohort, as part of 45 UK organisations and individuals, with the aim of engaging underrepresented groups with knowledge, research and innovation. The programme has emerged from a significant amount of work to understand the role of museums and science centres in a future society; we’re especiallyContinue reading “ESC Joins the Mindsets + Missions Cohort”

First Exeter Science Centre Pop-Up!

Exeter Science Centre’s first ever pop-up exhibition, “Breaking the Ice” was a great success! We welcomed more than 1200 visitors over two weekends and had over 30 volunteers supporting us! Thank you so much to everyone that visited. For two long weekends in British Science Week (March) 2022, we showcased an amazing exhibition in MaketankContinue reading “First Exeter Science Centre Pop-Up!”

Natalie and Alice in the February EXIST Insight Issue

Natalie and Alice have been featured in the February 2022 edition of Insight, a digital programme showcasing the leaders at the heart of Exeter’s STEMM community, produced by the Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology (EXIST). The interview covers the story so far and Exeter Science Centre’s plans for the future. According to the ChairContinue reading “Natalie and Alice in the February EXIST Insight Issue”

Phage Therapy Citizen Science Project Launched!

We are delighted to be working with Dr Ben Temperton and his team from the University of Exeter to run an important citizen science project about phage therapy over the next year. Phage therapy is a promising alternative (or a complementary treatment) to antibiotics. The historical overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to theContinue reading “Phage Therapy Citizen Science Project Launched!”

Pop-up exhibition postponed until March 2022

We’re sad to say that we have postponed our STFC-funded “Breaking the Ice”, climate-themed pop-up exhibition until British Science Week in March 2022, due to concerns about another COVID-19 peak. Although this is disappointing, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to engage the public much more in the whole process of creating it. Keep an eyeContinue reading “Pop-up exhibition postponed until March 2022”

Pop-up Science Centre in August!

NOTE: The pop-up has been postponed until March 2022 due to COVID-19. We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded an STFC Spark Award grant to fund a pop-up exhibition in August! For two long weekends, we’ll be showcasing an amazing exhibition in Maketank in Exeter, for people to meet the scientists involved inContinue reading “Pop-up Science Centre in August!”

Great Conjunction Article Published!

Throughout November and December 2020 we worked with the University of Exeter Astrophysics Group and Interwoven Productions to celebrate the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, culminating in a live stream on 20th December, which has been viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube! Dr Claire Davies has written an article about this project, which was acceptedContinue reading “Great Conjunction Article Published!”