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David Jones

Community Liaison Manager, International Centre for Life

Ben Rutherford-Orrock

Public Engagement Officer, International Centre for Life

Dr Ben Spencer

MP

Liv Taylor

The Liminal Space

Alexis Mannion

Sarah Douglas

Director, The Liminal Space

Dr Olivia Jones

STFC Webb Fellow, Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Jennifer Crook

Producer Dreamachine

CJ Bishop

Community Manager, National Space Centre

Siôn Edwards

Communications Manager, The Venture

Clare Davy

Education Manager, The Francis Crick Institute

Ben Johnson

Director, Graphic Science

Sally Colvin

Programmes Manager, Museums Association

Linda Conlon

CEO, International Centre for Life

Caroline Hickman

Psychotherapist & Lecturer, Universtiy of Bath

Emma Woodham

limate Change Programme Manager, Glasgow Science Centre

Jen DeWitt

Senior Research Fellow, UCL

Andrew Farrer

Head of Programmes & Delivery, Cambridge Science Centre

Ellie Fraser-Marsh

Live Science Team Manager, We The Curious

Hannah Lacey

Senior Public Engagement Programme Manager, NERC (UKRI)

Roddy Skinner

Roddy Skinner, Sustainability Futures Innovator, We The Curious

Danielle Bryers

Learning Producer, Schools & Families, Science & Industry Museum

Cheryl Simpson

Co-founder & CEO, Space4Austim

Donna Speed

CEO, We The Curious

Barbara Streicher

Executive Manager, Austrian Association Science Centre Network

Clare James

Climate activist & grassroots campaigner

Kate Chatfield

Exhibitions Interpretation Manager, Science & Industry Museum

Laura Southall

Head of Learning, Science Museum

Dr Emily Dawson

Dr Emily Dawson, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), UCL

Liz Peniston

Content & Experience Director, Eureka! Science & Discovery

Natalie Whitehead

Co-founder & Co-director, Exeter Science Centre

Henry McGhie

Consultant, Curating Tomorrow

Vanessa Mignan Jenkins

Vanessa Mignan Jenkins, Trainer & Social Inclusion Consultant for Science Engagement Institutions

Lenna Cumberbatch

Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Chris Dunford

ASDC Environmental Sustainability Chair

Bernard Donaghue

Director, ALVA

Emily Stone

Climate & Sustainability Business Development Manager, Edinburgh Science

Duncan East

Head of Sustainability, Marwell Wildlife

Ian Simmons

Science Centre Consultant

Bridget McKenzie

Flow Associates

Christopher Whitby

Audience Research Manager, Science Museum Group

Fiona Slater

Head of Access & Equity, Science Museum Group

Angela Saini

Award-winning British Science Journalist & Broadcaster

Savita Wilmott

Chief Executive, The Natural History Consortium

Alice Mills

Co-founder & Co-director, Exeter Science Centre

Tim Rogers

CEO, Yorkshire Space & Satellite Centre

Gill Riches

Director of Programmes, British Science Association

Katherine Mathieson

Chief Executive, British Science Association

Andy Keenan

Head of Widening Participation, Winchester Science Centre

Dr Kris De Meyer

Neuroscientist, Director at UCL Climate Action Unit

Rachel Baker

Widening Participation Officer, Winchester Science Centre

Ben Ward

CEO, Winchester Science Centre

Ruth Smith

Founder of Sustainable Results Lab

Tudor Gwynn

Operations and Projects Director, Eureka! Science & Discovery

Dom McDonald

Science Engagement Consultant

Dr Stephen Breslin

Chief Executive, Glasgow Science Centre

Shaaron Leverment

Acting CEO, ASDC

Kirsty Shakespeare

Int. Education for Sustainable Devt (ESD) Manager, Trust for Sustainable Living and Living Rainforest

The Association for Science and Discovery Centres is a vibrant national membership organisation, bringing together over 60 of the leading informal science engagement organisations, including the major science centres and museums around the UK. Every year our members work to encourage more diverse participation in science, engaging with over 25 million people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities.

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Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

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Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

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Xplore!

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Winchester Science Centre

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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We The Curious

We The Curious is a science centre and educational charity on Bristol Harbourside.

Trust for Sustainable Living (The Living Rainforest)

A world where everyone is educated and empowered to achieve a sustainable future

W5

The world is changing and so are we. After 20 years as Northern Ireland’s favourite destination for family fun, W5 has been completely reimagined with a major £4.5million investment.

Thinktank (Birmingham Museums Trust)

Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family.

The Royal Society

We are the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science for the benefit of humanity

The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science.

The Observatory Science Centre

Spectacular hands-on science & discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.

The Eden Project

There is a planetary emergency. Only by deepening our collective understanding of the interconnections between all living things and seeing them as a whole can we protect the Earth and engender environmental harmony and social equity.

Scottish Seabird Centre

THE WONDER OF WILDLIFE

Science Oxford

Science Oxford’s education and engagement programmes have been developed to inspire young people about STEM

Science Skills Academy

With thousands of high-quality jobs on the horizon in biosciences, digital skills, renewable energy and the space sector, the Science Skills Academy (SSA) is here to spark the interest of young people and ensure equal access to STEM provision for all schools across Highland.

Science Museum

We aim to inspire visitors with award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement.

Science & Industry Museum

Welcome to the Science and Industry Museum, where you can explore 250 years of innovations and ideas that started life in Manchester and went on to change the world.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Discover the world of science behind our botanical collections, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across our UNESCO World Heritage site.

Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

More than a dodo...

Natural History Museum

The wonder of nature

National Space Centre

Your journey starts here

National Science and Media Museum

We aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

National Railway Museum

Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering marvels behind the railways, we put our passion for amazing stories into everything we do.

National Museums Liverpool

To create memorable experiences, for everyone, challenging expectations.

Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory is one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK.

National Coal Mining Museum

Experience the fascinating world of coal mining

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (University of Manchester)

Jodrell Bank is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Glasgow Science Centre

A unique day out, making science learning a fun adventure!

Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical research institute working with organisations across academia, medicine and industry to make discoveries about how life works.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

We’re not like other museums. Eureka! is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for kids aged 0-11

Exeter Science Centre

Our mission is to educate, motivate and empower the public to make a difference in the world.

Dynamic Earth

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Dundee Science Centre

Dundee Science Centre is a charity and lifelong learning resource for the community.

Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell is a science education centre based at the Whitechapel Campus of Queen Mary University of London.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Trust Ltd is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Cambridge Science Centre

Spark, Ignite, Fuel, Illuminate

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Armagh Planetarium is the longest running planetarium in the British Isles

Aberdeen Science Centre

Discover a world of exploration, excitement and wonder at Aberdeen Science Centre. Now re-opened after a remarkable £6million transformation, enjoy more than 60 amazing interactive exhibits, set across six innovative and awe-inspiring zones.

Techniquest

Techniquest is the UK’s longest established science centre

Centre For Alternative Technology

CAT is an educational charity dedicated to researching and communicating positive solutions for environmental change.

National Maritime Museum & Royal Museums Greenwich

Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today

International Centre for Life

Science at its heart