RI Christmas Lectures Livestream 2023

We are excited to announce that we’re partnering with Maketank as a Royal Institution Christmas Lectures livestream venue in 2023! Science Centres and educational institutions across the UK are livestreaming this historic lecture series on the 12, 14 and 16 December this year, and we’ll be working with Maketank to prepare three special evenings ofContinue reading “RI Christmas Lectures Livestream 2023”

Exeter Science Centre and University of Exeter sign Memorandum of Understanding

We are delighted 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 the academicContinue reading “Exeter Science Centre and University of Exeter sign Memorandum of Understanding”

ESC Joins the ‘Our World from Space’ Programme!

We’re delighted to 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. This exciting 2-year national programme, created and developed by the Association for Science and DiscoveryContinue 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”

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!”