3 December 2015 - The Science Museum today announced URENCO as the first sponsor of its major new interactive gallery. The gallery will feature more than 50 state-of-the-art exhibits that will inspire curiosity and creativity among the hundreds of thousands of young people who visit the Museum each year, as well as older visitors.
Opening in autumn 2016, the interactive gallery will be divided into seven zones, exploring light, sound, forces, matter, electricity and magnetism, space and mathematics. URENCO, who are a Major Sponsor of the gallery, are focussing their support on the Forces zone, which explores the physics of forces and motion through ten interactive exhibits.
The Museum’s renowned team of Explainers will help visitors to explore scientific principles and appreciate the wonders of maths and science in all areas of the gallery and in bespoke live events’ spaces.
Tom O'Leary, Director of Learning for the Science Museum Group said: ‘We are delighted that URENCO are a Major Sponsor for our new interactive gallery. URENCO’s support is crucial in helping us achieve our huge ambitions for the gallery, which include the goal of doubling the number of students visiting the gallery on school trips, compared to our previous interactive gallery.’
Jayne Hallett, Director of Corporate Communications at URENCO said: ‘We are delighted to be announced as the first official sponsor of the new interactive gallery. This partnership complements our ethos of nurturing interest in science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM) subjects, through activities such as our Richie educational programme, to nurture the energy leaders of the future. We feel privileged to support such a long standing institution for the Sciences and look forward to the opportunities for collaboration.’
The partnership was revealed at URENCO’s Richie Lecture 2015, an annual celebration of science organised in collaboration with the British Science Association. Three hundred year 7 and 8 students from schools across London and the South East attended the Energy Leaders of the Future event, held in the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre. Presented by Dr. Gabrielle Walker, broadcaster and leading voice on energy matters, the lecture focused on some of the crucial energy issues affecting the world today.