About Sciencebook

Sciencebook is an on-line resource, being developed with the growing support of a wide network of scientists, researchers, educators, environmentalists, companies and organisations. Our aim is to inspire and excite young people with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of climate change, sustainability and innovation.

Since its formation in 2012, TST has engaged in valuable work in the areas of climate change, sustainability and innovation with the objective of inspiring young people to become scientists, researchers, technologists and innovators equipped to address climate change and sustainability. The work of TST has been supported by:

TST Trustees and board

Moira Dorey (Trustee/ Chairman) Environmental Information Exchange (EiE) Oxford Brookes University;
Dr Kerry Lock (Trustee) Head of Education The Earth Trust and previously University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education, Departmental Lecturer in Environmental Conservation;
Hilary Lowe (Trustee/ Secretary), Education Consultant and previously Oxford Brookes University, Associate Dean, Civic and Community Engagement;
David Wilson (Trustee) Head teacher Farringdon Community College;
Dr Thomas Woolley (Board Member), Mathematical Institute University of Oxford Member MMATH, AHEA;
Victoria Wing (Board Member/Honorary Secretary) Unipart UL IT Finance Controller;
John Medland (Team), Science Technology Facilities Council ISIS and STEM Ambassador;
Paul Rutter (Team) Broadcast Manager, Livestream EMEA, London;
Dr Chris Flaherty (Team), Head of Science, Cokethorpe School, Witney;
Sally Amberton (Team) Previously Media Communications Consultant, Finance Department University of Oxford;
Pauline Rutter (Team) Sciencebook Founder and Project Director.

Key achievements include the following 2012-2014

  • Bringing the content rich online resource www.sciencebook.org.uk to every Oxfordshire secondary school with the in-kind support of The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford and seed funding from (Oxfordshire Independent State Schools Partnership (OISSP).
  • In 2011 working with The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to introduce young people to Earth observation and the space innovations with in-kind support from The Space Geodesy Facility, The International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC), The UK Space Agency, and The University of Reading.
  • 59,000 hits to www.sciencebook.org.uk were recorded in February 2012
  • Sciencebook renewable energy event hosted by The Westmill Wind Farm, Oxfordshire, with presentations and Q&A by Tobi Kellner (Centre for Alternative Technology), Adam Twine (Initiator of The Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative) and Matt Reeves's (The Good Energy Group) June (2012)
  • A visit to Oxfordshire schools by Victoria Hodges of Astrium Satellites (June 2012). Pupils from Oxford Spires Academy and Abingdon School were introduced to satellite technologies innovative spin-offs and Earth Observation.
  • ‘Engineering for Space’ event in March 2013 which attracted 850 young people, their teachers, carers, guardians, parents and group leaders over two days to explore the theory, practice and future of Mars Rover and satellite technology and to meet ‘Bridget’ a rover prototype.
  • The TST Twitter Fest for World Environment Day June 2013
  • The TST Blog live and being developed
  • 2014 close working with the University of Oxford Student Consultancy Project on organisational strategy and funding research and on developing a pilot research project into the views of young people on climate change and sustainability
  • This resource is now administered by SEEd: E: info@se-ed.org.uk