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Richie Lecture makes climate science fun

10 January 2024

Wednesday 6 December saw our ninth annual Richie Lecture taking place in Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum. We welcomed students from schools local to our head office and from London for a day of activities and experiments centring around sustainability.

Students enjoyed a bespoke science performance with Dr Ken Farquhar titled Powering the Future – a carbon-busting sustainability show exploring the science behind climate change and solutions that could help mitigate global warming.

Inspiring the next generation through STEM events like this is really valuable, especially as our industry will be looking for new talent as nuclear energy takes centre stage along with renewables to help tackle the climate crisis.

Following the lecture students explored Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery, which Urenco sponsors, before coming back for a fun quiz to test their new knowledge and the chance to win some glittering prizes. Everyone went home elated, celebrating their success and full of enthusiasm and energy. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

‘Really an amazing experience’ - student

‘A fantastic opportunity for children to come out of the classroom, to come and see science in a different context’ – Asiya Ahmed, Science Teacher, Eastlea Community School

‘We love the Richie Lecture at the Science Museum, it’s a great example of informal learning’ – Carolyn Harris, Science Museum

Our video of the lecture displays just how significant STEM education is, and how its exciting delivery has encouraged and inspired the young people who attended. To find out more about our Richie education programme, visit our sustainability pages.

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About Urenco

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.


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