British Science Festival Community Grants Partner: Blog post of our reflections

We were delighted to facilitate the British Science Festival Community Grants when this national festival came to Exeter in 2023! In our blog post for the British Science Association, we’ve shared our reflections of this experience, and how it will shape our ongoing work with communities and organisations in the region. We are so gratefulContinue reading “British Science Festival Community Grants Partner: Blog post of our reflections”

ESC announces its first Patron!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that George Monbiot — author, broadcaster and academic — is now Exeter Science Centre’s Patron. We greatly admire his drive to encourage people to work towards a positive future; this really resonates with our mission, and we build this into everything we do. George’s far-reaching career has had a strong threadContinue reading “ESC announces its first Patron!”

Exeter Science Centre and University of Exeter sign Memorandum of Understanding

We are really pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Exeter, to further our shared ambitions to make a difference in Exeter and the wider region. We have worked with the University of Exeter in many of our projects and events, and are grateful for the support of theContinue reading “Exeter Science Centre and University of Exeter sign Memorandum of Understanding”

ESC Joins the ‘Our World from Space’ Programme!

We have been selected as one of 22 science centres across the UK to join the Our World from Space programme! Our programme will commence in November, following on from our Operation Earth + We Are Guardians tour. If you’re a South-West based researcher or industry professional working with satellite data / in the spaceContinue reading “ESC Joins the ‘Our World from Space’ Programme!”

Operation Earth + We Are Guardians Tour

We are delighted to have the opportunity to tour an environment-themed science show, hands-on activities and VR experience to schools and community events this year! This programme has been generously funded by the Adrian Swire Charitable Trust, we’re so grateful for their support. This tour combines two programmes of work, aimed at children and theirContinue reading “Operation Earth + We Are Guardians Tour”

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. You can find out more on the event webpage here! The exhibition will be repeated from 6th-10th SeptemberContinue 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”