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URENCO announce major support for Science Museum’s new interactive gallery

The Science Museum has 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.

Notes to Editors

The new interactive gallery is part of the Science Museum’s Masterplan which will transform a third of the Museum’s galleries over the next five years, creating exciting new permanent galleries for all visitors and improving access to the Museum’s world-class collections. It will be 60 percent larger than its predecessor, Launchpad, which closed last month.

For more information please contact Will Stanley in the Science Museum Press Office on 020 7942 4429 or via william.stanley@sciencemuseum.org.uk.

About the Science Museum

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. More information can be found at sciencemuseum.org.uk.

About URENCO

URENCO is a provider of uranium enrichment services to the world’s nuclear energy industry. The URENCO Group head office is located close to London, UK. With plants in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and in the USA, it operates in a key area of the nuclear fuel supply chain which enables the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world.

Utilising URENCO’s own centrifuge technology, URENCO provides safe, cost-effective and reliable uranium enrichment services for civil power generation within a framework of high environmental, social and corporate responsibility standards. For more information, please visit www.urenco.com.

About the Richie Programme

Richie is an animated character and has been the ambassador of the Richie Programme since its inception in 2007. Through instructor-led workshops; downloadable online resources; a dedicated website and APP; Richie connects with young audiences, teaching them about energy and science topics in an engaging and educational way. For more information visit: www.learnwithrichie.com.

For more information please contact Jayne Hallett, Director of Corporate Communications, URENCO Group on 01753 660 660.