Urenco announce major support for Science Museum’s new interactive gallery
03 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.
Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.
With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.
Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.