Clifton Scientific Trust has a new vision for science education

Clifton Scientific Trust works with school students of all ages and backgrounds to encounter the challenge of real life science and encourage questioning, exploration and application. We aim to

  • give school science meaning and motivation
  • develop life skills through science and engineering
  • address issues of citizenship and career choice
  • present science and engineering as a cultural bridge

We run two programmes which both have great impact on the students involved.

We raise funds in order to run these schemes and to enable the participation of students who would otherwise be unable to. If you would like more information please contact us.

Current News

2021 UK‑Japan Young Scientists Workshop
  • Clifton Scientific Trust is hiring! CST is looking to appoint a new Director to oversee the Trust and head its exciting and successful programmes. For more information on the role, click here.

  • Great news for 2021. Following the curtailment of our face-to-face 2020 programme due to COVID-19, our 2021 UK-Japan Young Scientists Workshop took place online in July. This involved British and Japanese school students working together online in international teams with British and Japanese scientists from universities in both countries. This is very much the first of its kind and opens up many possibilities for the future.

  • Meet-a-Medic with Bristol primary schools and medical students started up again this month (April 2021) in a redesigned, fully online format.

  • Both these programmes are highly interactive and we are opening a new page in opportunity for developing online versions in future years.

  • Dr Eric Albone and teacher Simon Lewis presented a report on the Clifton Scientific Trust workshops at the 2020 ASE annual conference at Reading University on 10th January 2020

  • Congratulations to Clifton Scientific Trust Patron Professor Sir Anthony Cheetham FRS on receiving a knighthood in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to materials chemistry, UK science and global outreach

Scientific Research in Schools

Scientific Research in Schools is a compendium of practical experience in student‑led research, published in 1995 by Clifton Scientific Trust but still very relevant today. At the time of publication, a copy was sent to every secondary school free of charge. A few copies remain available upon request.


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