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

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

Meet‑a‑Medic at St Bernadette Catholic Primary School in March 2020
  • The 2020 UK‑Japan Young Scientists workshops in Cambridge and Tohoku Universities are now cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency.

    These workshops are planned to go ahead in 2021 and will be recruiting in the autumn. To register your interest now please email Eric Albone (

  • Meet‑a‑Medic has continued to run successfully throughout the term in Bristol Primary Schools. From March 2020 the programme is currently on hold owing to the coronavirus emergency.

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

  • 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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