Cambridge Science Centre welcomes two new trustees to its Board

September 2, 2020

Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement, University of Cambridge and Jonathan Drori, CBE have recently joined the Cambridge Science Centre Board. Their collective expertise bring effective key skills to the current Board, headed by Dr David Cleevely.

As part of the education charity, STEM Team, East, Lucinda promoted and delivered STEM enrichment and engagement education throughout Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. During this time, she developed activities for the University of Cambridge Science Festival. This led to a position as Cambridge Science Festival Manager. After eight fabulous festivals, Lucinda now heads up the Public Engagement Team. She oversees the Festival and helps support researchers and the public to engage collaboratively, effectively, and enjoyably with each other, sharing information, ideas, and inspiration.

Jonathan brings with him extensive experience in the strategic development of organisations, including the development and engagement of new audiences. He is currently a trustee of The Eden Project and Raspberry Pi Foundation, plus retains links with the Boards of Cambridge Botanic Gardens and The Woodland Trust. His background includes successful tenures at the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) and as Head of Digital Media and Learning Channels for BBC Education. Author of Around the World in 80 Trees, a widely translated bestseller entwining science and culture, Jon is a frequent public speaker on science topics.

Helen Slaski, Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Science Centre, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Lucy and Jon to our Board. They both bring the skills and expertise we need to achieve our ambitious strategy and objectives to break down barriers to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to show future generations that no matter what their socioeconomic background, gender or ethnicity, STEM is exciting, inclusive and is ‘for them.’ Both will make a significant impact and help us continue to improve and grow our services to the public, schools, and our local communities.”

Stepping down following the end of her term of office is Dr Elizabeth Crilly.

Helen added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Elizabeth for her valued input and enthusiasm over her term of office. She has contributed hugely to the development of Cambridge Science Centre.”

Keep an eye on the website for more information and specific events in the coming months: www.cambridgesciencecentre.org

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